The Premier League competition is always known to have a row of great playmakers every season. However, the playmaker was not always limited to a midfielder. For the 2020/2021 season, for example, the best playmaker award was given to Harry Kane, who managed to create 14 assists .
Besides Kane, there are actually some players who don’t play as midfielders, but have creativity that is no less good. Here are the five greatest playmakers in the Premier League season 2021/2022.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne is arguably Manchester City’s most important player in the last 6 years. The Belgian player is indeed known as a technically astute figure and has very good vision. Not only good at creating opportunities, he also several times gave his best goals for The Citizens.
Even more amazing, De Bruyne has a hard kick in both feet. It is very difficult to find a talented playmaker like the 30-year-old. Last season he managed to create 6 goals and 12 assists in the Premier League competition.
Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
Manchester City have just signed Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in the transfer market this summer. To bring in the player, The Citizens had to spend 117.5 million euros, equivalent to Rp. 1.98 trillion. Grealish himself has been a phenomenal figure for Dean Smith’s squad since breaking into the first team in 2014.
In the 2020/2021 season, he managed to create 81 chances in 26 matches in the Premier League. Of all these opportunities, this English player managed to make 6 goals and 12 assists . With Manchester City so far, Grealish has made 1 goal and 1 assist from 3 Premier League matches.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Trent Alexander-Arnold may play as a full-back, but his quality is much better than many midfielders in general. The 22-year-old has excellent vision and passes just like a playmaker . He even relied on Jurgen Klopp in executing set pieces.
Last season Alexander-Arnold was able to create 14 chances and 7 assists in the Premier League. That record makes him the best U-23 player in England’s highest caste. In fact, not a few who call Alexander-Arnold has a style like David Beckham in executing set pieces.
Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Chelsea is known to have a very great academy. Lots of players who graduated from the Blues academy have a career in Europe’s top competition. There are even several names who have successfully become key players in the Chelsea senior team, one of which is Mason Mount. The 22-year-old is a creative midfielder who is also technically adept.
Mount is arguably one of the key players in Chelsea’s success in winning the Champions League trophy last season. Thanks to his extraordinary contribution, he was selected as Chelsea’s best player in the 2020/2021 season. Last season Mount managed to record 9 goals and 9 assists from 54 games in all competitions.