Yet another Manchester City players encrypts his name in the history books of Premier League. Few days ago I was writing on the elegance and mastery of Sergio Aguero in front of the goal, today Kevin De Bruyne has given me the opportunity to talk about the process behind those goals.
The Belgian midfielder accounted his 15th assist of the season against Sheffield United when he made a pin point pass to Sergio Aguero who broke the dead lock. As a result, Manchester City won the game 1-0 against a deadly defence of Sheffield.
De Bruyne has now become the first player to account more than 15 assists in a season for 3 or more times. The Belgian has set a new bar of creative consistency in front of the goal.
The consistency of KDB has been well beyond everyone’s expectations. The player added to his playmaking exploits of previous season where he accounted for 18 assists in 2016-17 and 16 assists in 2017-18. If it was not for his injury in 2018-19, he would have accounted there too.
Nevertheless, the Belgian playmaker has already reached a landmark touched by no other with more than 15 games to play this season. De Bruyne is way ahead of his compatriots with Alexander-Arnold chasing him with 9 assits.
Blades manager Chris Wilder was all praises for KDB after his side lost to City, he said: “Kevin De Bruyne has found an amazing pass and the movement of Sergio Aguero, he’s done that to everyone in Europe and the world, it’s a great finish.”
There are no second thoughts as to who City’s best player is and the way KDB is going about his game it may be wrong to discard him as Premier League’s best player of the season.