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?

Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 1

Marcel Sabitzer had never had a hand in more than two goals in a single game, until the opening day of the 2019/20 season. After setting up Marcel Halstenberg's opener, he added the second and supplied a further two for Timo Werner and Christopher Nkunku in Leipzig's 4-0 win over newcomers Union Berlin.

Marcel Sabitzer was singing in the rain in Berlin, scoring one and setting up three as RB Leipzig ran wild. - imago images / Jan Huebner

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 1

Last season's most prolific provider is at it again this year with one in each of his first three games. The England international set up Paco Alcacer for BVB's fourth in the win over Augsburg before teeing up the Spaniard against Cologne and Union Berlin.

Sancho (l.) has set up Alcacer (r.) to score three times already this season. - imago images / RHR-Foto

Laszlo Benes (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 3 (2 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

Laszlo Benes made it back-to-back assists by following up his provision in the 3-1 Matchday 2 win over Mainz with the assist for Breel Embolo that so nearly set up a grandstand finish in the following week's defeat to Leipzig.

Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg)

Appearances: 4 (2 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.5

Josip Brekalo has now contributed to four goals in three games after assisting for the second time this season against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 4.

Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 3 (1 start)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

It was Emil Forsberg that laid on Werner's first against Gladbach and he, too, has successive assists having teed up Yussuf Poulsen for the second goal against Frankfurt.

Dennis Geiger (Hoffenheim)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

Hoffenheim drew a blank in Leverkusen on Matchday 3, a week after Dennis Geigner's brace of assists had helped them to a 3-2 win against Werder Bremen.

Two assists and one goal – not a bad return from just 67 minutes on the field this season for Freiburg's Lucas Höler. - imago images / Beautiful Sports

Lucas Höler (Freiburg)

Appearances: 3 (0 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

Lucas Höler was again used from the bench in the Matchday 3 loss to Cologne, but was unable to add to his tally of assists.

Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 2 (2 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 1

He may be more well-known for his defensive work than his attacking strengths but Axel Witsel made a key contribution in Matchday 1's 5-1 victory over Augsburg by laying on goals for Jadon Sancho and substitute Julian Brandt.

Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 3 (2 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

After starting Bayern's first two matches, Thomas Müller stepped off the bench with assists for Robert Lewandowski and Alphonso Davies in the 6-1 win over Mainz.

Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

The Danish forward was credited for the assist for the second of Timo Werner's three goals in that defeat of Gladbach, repeating the same combination that provided the opener in Leipzig's 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt a week previous.

Ellyes Skhiri (Cologne)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

Cologne summer signing Ellyes Skhiri followed up his Matchday 2 assist for Anthony Modeste by laying on another goal for his French teammate in the Billy Goats' last-gasp win at Freiburg.

Erik Thommy (Fortuna Düsseldorf)

Appearances: 2 (2 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 1

Fortuna Düsseldorf sprung one of the biggest surprises of the opening weekend by winning 3-1 at Werder Bremen, with Erik Thommy excelling in midfield. The man on loan from VfB Stuttgart assisted Kenan Karaman and Kaan Ayhan to open up a two-goal lead that the Rheinlanders did not relinquish.

Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen) 

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

Kevin Volland's creative powers were blunted in Leverkusen's goalless draw with Hoffenheim, leaving the German forward on two assists for the campaign.

Florian Niederlechner (Augsburg)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

New signing Niederlechner has hit the ground running since joining Augsburg over the summer, having a direct hand in three of his side's four goals so far (one goal, two assists). He teed up Ruben Vargas for Augsburg's second in the 3-2 defeat in Bremen on Matchday 3.

Nuri Sahin (Werder Bremen)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.7

The former Borussia Dortmund playmaker rolled back the years on Matchday 3 with an exquisite lofted pass over the Augsburg defence to set up Josh Sargent.

Bayern's Kimmich is currently one of a number of players on one assist - click here for the full 2019/20 assist charts!