Who leads the way, after Thomas Müller set a new single-season Bundesliga assist record last term? - © DFL
Who leads the way, after Thomas Müller set a new single-season Bundesliga assist record last term? - © DFL
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Thomas Müller, Jadon Sancho and the race to become the 2020/21 Bundesliga's assist king

Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller set a new single-season Bundesliga assist record last term - who's in line to take his crown in 2020/21? bundesliga.com details the runners and riders...

Max Kruse (Union Berlin)

Appearances: 8 (6 starts)
Assists: 5
Assists per game: 0.62

What a signing Kruse is proving to be for Union Berlin! In his first seven games for the club, he has scored three and assisted five. That included a one-man show against Hoffenheim on Matchday 6 with a penalty and two assists, while he was at it again in the 5-0 thrashing of Bielefeld on Matchday 7, scoring one and setting up two more.

Max Kruse has quickly become a key player at Union Berlin after joining the club in summer 2020. - Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 8 (8 starts)
Assists: 5
Assists per game: 0.62

After scoring one and providing another in Bayern's 8-0 thumping of Schalke on Matchday 1, Müller teed up Joshua Kimmich to curl in a beauty from the edge of the box in a 4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim on Matchday 2 before adding a pair of assists in his side's 4-1 win at Arminia Bielefeld on Matchday 4. He also set up David Alaba to score in Der Klassiker against Dortmund on Matchday 7.

Thomas Müller set a new league record with 21 assists in 2019/20, and he has already carried on where he left off this term. - Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 6 (6 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.66

Kimmich produced nine assists last season and 14 the one before that, so it's no surprise to see him assuming creative duties once more. The Germany international is now first-choice in his preferred central midfield role - passes for Serge Gnabry and Sane against Schalke showed why.

Joshua Kimmich has inherited Bayern's No.6 shirt from Thiago Alcantara. - imago

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 7 (6 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.57

Lewandowski's made a career out of taking chances, but he can make them, too. Last season's 34-goal top scorer weighed in with two assists in Bayern's 8-0 rout of Schalke on Matchday 1, teeing up efforts for Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala, and supplied another - after scoring a hat-trick himself - against Frankfurt on Matchday 5. The 32-year-old also set up Sane again in the Klassiker triumph over Dortmund on Matchday 7.

Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Appearances: 7 (6 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.57

In his first full campaign, 17-year-old Wirtz is leading the assists for Leverkusen, most recently crossing for Lucas Alario to head home against Gladbach on Matchday 7 before teeing up Leon Bailey in the win over Arminia Bielefeld on Matchday 8. 

17-year-old Florian Wirtz is making waves in his first full season with Bayer Leverkusen. - DFL

Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 7 (6 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.57

Hofmann is proving a top provider for this teammates this season, laying on two in the 3-1 win at Cologne on Matchday 3 as well as the opener in Gladbach's 1-1 draw with Union Berlin the week before. He started Matchday 5 against Mainz on the bench, but entered in the second half to score one and set up another - his fourth assist of the season.

Jonas Hofmann has been Borussia Mönchengladbach's creator-in-chief. - RHR-FOTO / Dennis Ewert via www.imago-images.de/imago images/RHR-Foto

Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 7 (5 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.43

Olmo laid on a pair of goals in Leipzig's 4-0 win over Mainz on the opening weekend and set up another in his side's 2-0 win at Augsburg on Matchday 4.

Dani Olmo (c.) has been pulling the strings at RB Leipzig so far this season. - ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin)

Appearances: 7 (7 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.42

Union captain Trimmel - and leading assist-maker in 2019/20 - provided two goals in his side's 4-0 win over Mainz on Matchday 3, before crossing for Marvin Friedrich to score in a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Matchday 4.

Christopher Trimmel has started where he left off in 2019/20 with three assists in the first four games of the new season. - City-Press GmbH/City-Press GmbH

Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 7 (6 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.43

Reyna laid on three assists in the Matchday 3 triumph against Freiburg, becoming the first 17-year-old to tally a hat-trick of assists in a single Bundesliga game since data collection began.

Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Appearances: 7 (7 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.43

Kamada has made the play-maker role his own at Frankfurt and is currently providing a goal every other game for the Eagles, most recently for an Andre Silva equaliser against Werder Bremen on Matchday 6.

Daichi Kamada (r.) has become the primary provider of goals for Bas Dost and Eintracht Frankfurt. - Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Raphael Guerriero (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 6 (4 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.50

The BVB left-sided specialist got his first assist of the season in the Revierderby against Schalke on Matchday 5, and added another two in the Klassiker defeat to Bayern on Matchday 7, setting up both Marco Reus and Erling Haaland to score.

He may technically be a left-back, but Raphael Guerreiro is a fearsome attacking weapon for Borussia Dortmund. - Alexandre Simoes/BVB/Alexandre Simoes

Leroy Sane and Bas Dost are among the group of players on two assists so far this season.

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