Kevin De Bruyne Eyeing on a Premier League assist record when his side face Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday evening.
The 31-year-old registered his 99th Premier League assist in City’s deserved 4-1 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.
Should De Bruyne provide an assist for one of his Citizens teammates on Saturday, he will become just the fifth player in Premier League history to set up 100 goals in the competition.
The Belgium International is just three behind newly-appointed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard (102) in fourth on the,
all-time assist list and only four behind Wayne Rooney (103) in third, while Ryan Giggs (162) and Cesc Fabregas (111) make up the top two.
De Bruyne would also become the quickest Premier League player to reach 100 assists if he sets up a teammate in his 237th top-flight game on Saturday.
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Three years ago, De Bruyne became the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League assists, doing so after 123 games and
comfortably beating the previous record held by former Arsenal man Mesut Ozil, who reached the half century of assists in 141 matches.
Earlier this season, De Bruyne moved above Dennis Bergkamp into fifth outright on the all-time Premier League assist list after setting up a goal in Man City‘s 4-0 home victory against Southampton in October.
City’s No. 17 has had plenty of joy in front of goal when playing against the Saints, scoring five goals and providing nine assists in 14 games across all tournaments.
Only against Watford (10) has De Bruyne registered more assists than against Southampton in his entire career to date.
The Belgian has established himself as one of the world’s top talents since joining Manchester City from German club Wolfsburg in 2015.
He has gained himself a reputation as a playmaker providing the assists to drive City to the 2018 Premier League title.
He previously played for Genk and Chelsea.