Jadon Sancho and Joshua Kimmich (l-r.) were the Bundesliga's top two assisters in 2018/19. - © DFL
Jadon Sancho and Joshua Kimmich (l-r.) were the Bundesliga's top two assisters in 2018/19. - © DFL
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Jadon Sancho, Joshua Kimmich and the Bundesliga's assist king contenders in 2019/20

Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho set the bar with a Bundesliga-leading 14 assists last season. Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich was not far behind - who will top the Bundesliga's list of providers in 2019/20?

Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 18 (12 starts)
Assists: 12
Assists per game: 0.67

Müller remains Bayern's and the Bundesliga's best provider in 2019/20, and now has 12 to his name after teeing up Ivan Perisic for Bayern's fourth in their 4-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 18.

Thomas Müller (r.) is Bayern Munich's leading assist provider in 2019/20. - images/Nordphoto

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 16 (15 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.63

Last season's most prolific provider is at it again this year. The England international is right up there again with ten assists, most recently chipping in with one in Dortmund's thrilling 5-3 win at Augsburg on Matchday 18.

Watch: All of Sancho's 2019/20 Hinrunde assists

Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 16 (13 starts)
Assists: 9
Assists per game: 0.56

Hazard, who was Gladbach's top provider last season with 10, has carried on where he left off and already has nine after 18 rounds of matches in 2019/20, after laying on two more in 5-3 win over Augsburg on Matchday 18.

Thorgan Hazard has already chipped in with plenty of assists since joining Borussia Dortmund in the summer. - 2019 Getty Images

Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 16 (8 starts)
Assists: 7
Assists per game: 0.44

Nkunku is finding his feet at Leipzig and enjoying regular first-team football. His latest assist came in the come from behind 3-1 win over Augsburg on Matchday 17.

RB Leipzig winger Christopher Nkunku (c.) has proved a handful for his opponents this term. - Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Sven Simon

Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 15 (14 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.4

Gnabry set up Coutinho's first of three goals against Werder Bremen on Matchday 15, building on assists against Hertha Berlin, Paderborn, Augsburg and Fortuna Düsseldorf. Bayern have not lost in the seven games in which he has scored or assisted a goal.

Bayern's 2018/19 Player of the Season Serge Gnabry continues to make and take chances. - Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Images

Florian Niederlechner (Augsburg)

Appearances: 18 (18 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.34

Niederlechner is Augsburg's top goal scorer and provider this season. The striker provided three assists in the huge 4-2 win at Hoffenheim on Matchday 15, and it was his shot that was parried into the path of Philipp Max in the 3-0 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 16.

Florian Niederlechner provided three assists in one game on Matchday 15 for Augsburg. - imago

Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 18 (15 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.34

The Morocco international became the best attacking defender in the Bundesliga on Matchday 17 when he set up Mario Götze for the opening goal in a 2-1 defeat to Hoffenheim.

Nominally a defender, Hakimi has become a vital cog in Dortmund‘s attacking machine this season. - 2019 Getty Images

Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen)

Appearances: 18 (17 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.33

Volland is Die Werkself's chief attacking menace this term and has five league goals and six assists to his name in 2019/20 after teeing up Lucas Alario's dramatic late winner against Mainz.

The main man at Bayer Leverkusen: Kevin Volland has been in fine form in 2019/20. - imago images / Moritz Müller

Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 17 (17 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.35

Werner is Leipzig's 18-goal top scorer this season, and he's also second on their list of chief providers with his most recent assist falling in the 3-1 win against Augsburg on Matchday 17.

Timo Werner is fuelling RB Leipzig's title charge with goals and assists. - ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Appearances: 17 (17 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.35

Kostic has been an almost ever-present for Frankfurt down their left wing and has chipped in with a club-best six assists, most recently for Timothy Chandler's winner in the 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim on Matchday 18.

Filip Kostic has been unstoppable down the Eintracht Frankfurt left, assisting the Eagles by providing six assists. - 2019 Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho and Marcus Thuram are two of seven players on five assists.

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