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

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: 22 (16 starts)
Assists: 14
Assists per game: 0.63

Müller remains Bayern's and the Bundesliga's best provider in 2019/20, and now has a record 14 to his name after 22 weekends of the season. No player has ever had so many assists at that stage of a season since data collection began, and his brace of assists in the win over Cologne took him to a new personal best for a season.

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

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 20 (19 starts)
Assists: 13
Assists per game: 0.65

Last season's most prolific provider is at it again this year. The England international is right up there again with 13 assists, most recently chipping in with one for Mats Hummels in Dortmund's 4-3 loss at Bayer Leverkusen.

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

Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 21 (16 starts)
Assists: 9
Assists per game: 0.43

Hazard, who was Gladbach's top provider last season with 10, has carried on where he left off and already has nine after 19 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

Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 22 (19 starts)
Assists: 9
Assists per game: 0.41

The Morocco international is the highest-assisting defender in the Bundesliga, most recently setting up goals for Lukasz Piszczek and Erling Haaland in Dortmund's 4-0 win over Frankfurt on Matchday 22.

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

Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Appearances: 21 (21 starts)
Assists: 8
Assists per game: 0.38

Kostic has been an almost ever-present for Frankfurt down their left wing and has chipped in with a club-best eight assists, most recently getting two for Timothy Chandler and Andre Silva in the 5-0 win over Augsburg on Matchday 20.

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

Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 20 (12 starts)
Assists: 7
Assists per game: 0.35

Nkunku is finding his feet at Leipzig and enjoying regular first-team football. He grabbed his latest assist 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

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.

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

Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 21
Assists: 7
Assists per game: 0.33

Two assists in Gladbach's 4-1 win at Fortuna Düsseldorf took Thuram to seven for the season, to go with his six goals in an outstanding debut campaign in the Bundesliga for the Frenchman.

Marcus Thuram has six goals and seven assists to his name in a strong debut season in the Bundesliga. - Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty

Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 19 (12 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.32

Coutinho came on from the bench to collect his sixth assist of the season in Bayern's 5-0 rout of Schalke on Matchday 19. He set-up Serge Gnabry to score the fifth and final goal.

Bundesliga defences have struggled to get to grips with Bayern Munich attacker Philippe Coutinho this term. - ULMER via www.imago-images.de/imago images/ULMER Pressebildagentur

Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 19 (15 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.32

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: 21 (21 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.29

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

Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 21 (21 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.29

Werner is Leipzig's 20-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

Marco Reus is among the nine players on five assists.

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