Christopher Nkunku, Jadon Sancho and Thomas Müller (l-r.) lead the assist charts in 2019/20. - © DFL
Christopher Nkunku, Jadon Sancho and Thomas Müller (l-r.) lead the assist charts in 2019/20. - © DFL

Jadon Sancho, Thomas Müller 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: 29 (22 starts)
Assists: 18
Assists per game: 0.62

Müller remains Bayern's and the Bundesliga's best provider in 2019/20. No player has ever had so many assists at this stage of a season since data collection began, with his brace of assists in the win over Cologne on Matchday 22 taking him to a new personal best for a league campaign. He has since extended that record, and notched number 18 on Matchday 29.

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

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 27 (22 starts)
Assists: 16
Assists per game: 0.59

Last season's most prolific provider is at it again in 2019/20. Sancho moved on to 16 assists when he came off the bench to set up Achraf Hakimi in the 2-0 win at Wolfsburg on Matchday 27.

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

Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 27 (19 starts)
Assists: 13
Assists per game: 0.48

Nkunku is certainly finding his feet at Leipzig and enjoying regular first-team football. He had perhaps his greatest performance for the club in the 5-0 win at Schalke, where he provided four assists in the second half alone. He then backed that up by supplying Patrik Schick's equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 24. The Frenchman registered his next assist on Matchday 28 with a corner for Lukas Klostermann against Hertha Berlin.

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

Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 28 (23 starts)
Assists: 13
Assists per game: 0.46

Hazard, who was Gladbach's top provider last season with 10, has carried on where he left off and already has 13 after 29 rounds of matches in 2019/20, after setting up Jadon Sancho against Paderborn.

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

Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 27 (22 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.37

Gnabry notched his ninth assist of the season when he set up Leon Goretzka to score Bayern's second and seal a 2-0 win over Augsburg on Matchday 25. He moved into double figures on Matchday 29 with a cross for Robert Lewandowski against Düsseldorf.

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

Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 29 (26 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.34

The Morocco international is the highest-assisting defender in the Bundesliga, with 10 overall and four in his last six games.

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

Alassane Plea (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 26 (24 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.38

No Gladbach player has had a hand in more Bundesliga goals this season than Plea, who chalked up a brace of assists in the 4-1 win over Union Berlin on Matchday 29.

Alassane Plea (r.) is level with teammate Marcus Thuram (l.) for goals, but ahead on assists. - getty

Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Appearances: 27 (27 starts)
Assists: 9
Assists per game: 0.33

Kostic has been an almost ever-present for Frankfurt down their left wing and has chipped in with a club-best nine assists, most recently teeing up Timothy Chandler to equalise against Frankfurt on Matchday 28.

Filip Kostic has been unstoppable down the Eintracht Frankfurt left once again this season. - 2019 Getty Images

Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg)

Appearances: 28 (27 starts)
Assists: 8
Assists per game: 0.28

Known for his vicious left boot and devilish deliveries at set-pieces, it is hardly surprising that Arnold is Wolfsburg's go-to man at dead-ball situations. He took his assist tally to seven for the season on Matchday 28 with a pair of near-identical free-kicks for Marin Pongracic in a 4-1 win over Leverkusen. He added a carbon copy of that pair in his next game, setting up Kevin Mbabu to score against Frankfurt on Matchday 29.

As Wolfsburg’s designated set-piece taker, Maximilian Arnold has had a hand in plenty of goals this season. - 2019 DFL

Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 29 (26 starts)
Assists: 8
Assists per game: 0.28

Thuram followed up his brace of assists in Gladbach's 4-1 win at Fortuna Düsseldorf by teeing up Matthias Ginter for the opening goal in the Matchday 23 draw with Hoffenheim.

Marcus Thuram is enjoying a strong debut campaign in the Bundesliga. - Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty

Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin)

Appearances: 27 (27 starts)
Assists: 7
Assists per game: 0.26

Trimmel's seventh assist of the season teed up Sebastian Andersson for a consolation goal in Union Berlin's 3-1 loss at Freiburg on Matchday 25, with both doing all they can to help Die Eisernen's survival cause.

Christopher Trimmel has been deadly accurate this season, not just from the corner flag, with seven assists. - Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen)

Appearances: 22 (21 starts)
Assists: 7
Assists per game: 0.32

Volland is Die Werkself's chief attacking menace this term and has nine league goals and seven assists to his name in 2019/20. He looks unlikely to feature again this season, however, having picked up a tear to his left ankle.

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: 29 (28 starts)
Assists: 7
Assists per game: 0.24

Werner is Leipzig's 25-goal top scorer this season, and he's also second on their list of chief providers with his most recent assist falling in the 5-0 win at Schalke on Matchday 23.

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

Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho is among 11 players on six assists.

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