Which English players do you think have set up the most goals in the Premier League so far this season? Creativity isn’t just about assists but it is certainly one great indicator of the creativeness of a player. Stakeside takes a look at the top three Englishmen with the most assists to their name.
#No.3 – Jason Puncheon
Attacking Midfielder: Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace will be fighting relegation this season but they will have every chance of avoiding the drop if they can keep nicking goals. Fourteen games into the new season and they have scored as many as Liverpool and Tottenham and Puncheon has been an influential player in creating those goals for the Eagles.
#No.2 – Stewart Downing
Attacking Midfielder Left: West Ham United
Stewart Downing’s early season form has helped West Ham climb to the dizzying heights of 4th place in the Premier League table and also earned him an England call up.The left footed winger fits well into Sam Allerdyce’s system and style of play at Upton Park but will have to up his game for the national side after being subbed off at half time versus Scotland.
#No.1 – Leighton Baines
Left Back: Everton
It will come as no surprise to many that Leighton Baines has produced the most assists of any Englishman so far this campaign with a licence to bomb forward down the left flank under Roberto Martinez system he is a crucial outlet and supplier to the Everton frontline.