Kevin De Bruyne bags a hat-trick of assists for Man City vs Leicester!
Kevin De Bruyne was simply sensational yet again for Manchester City against Leicester on Saturday.
The brilliant Belgian may not have scored for Manchester City but he was superb and created three goals for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Last week Arsenal fans went nuts when Henrikh Mkhitaryan claimed three assists in one game. And, to be fair, at the time, it was the first time a Premier League player had done it this season.
Kevin De Bruyne is a genius!
On Saturday, De Bruyne illustrated how he has been producing clear presentable chances on a regular basis.
On three minutes, Kevin De Bruyne whipped in a beauty for Raheem Sterling to bag an early opener.
Three minutes into the second half, Kevin De Bruyne set up Sergio Aguero for his first of an excellent four goals.
A further five minutes later and Kevin De Bruyne was setting up Sergio Aguero for his second and Manchester City’s third.
Kevin De Bruyne: 14 assists in 2017/2018
The hat-trick of assists means Kevin De Bruyne has 14 assists in the Premier League this season.
The record for most Premier League assists in a season belongs to Thierry Henry, from the 2002/2003 season.
The Arsenal legend bagged 20 assists that campaign. Which is hugely impressive considering Henry also scored 24 goals that season as well.
Could Kevin De Bruyne bag the record?
The big question is now whether Kevin De Bruyne can bag this Premier League record.
KDB has 11 games remaining in the Premier League season to bag six assists.
It is somewhat ironic to note that Kevin De Bruyne failed to bag a Premier League assist in the first three games of this season.
On three occasions, Kevin De Bruyne has bagged two assists in a match.
The problem for Kevin De Bruyne – if he really cares about this record – is that Manchester City are going for the quadruple.
As a result, KDB could be rested for Premier League games with the title all but wrapped up.
The win over Leicester took Manchester City 16 points clear in the Premier League…