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...

Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 1

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.

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

Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig)

Appearances: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 1

Olmo laid on a pair of goals in Leipzig's 4-0 win over Mainz on the opening weekend and did the same again in his side's 2-0 win at Augsburg on Matchday 4 as he provided both goals.

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: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.75

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: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.75

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.

Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 1.33

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.

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

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 3 (2 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.66

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 three assists in Bayern's 8-0 rout of Schalke on Matchday 1, teeing up efforts for Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala.

Vladimir Darida (Hertha Berlin)

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

Darida pulled the strings in Hertha's 4-2 win at Werder Bremen on Matchday 1. The Czech international set up goals two and three for Dodi Lukebakio and Matheus Cunha respectively, and only needs three to tie his five-goal provision of 2019/20.

Vladimir Darida is enjoying his eighth season of Bundesliga football, and sixth with Hertha Berlin. - 2019 DFL

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
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

Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich)

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

Sane played a blinder against former employers Schalke on his Bundesliga debut in a Bayern shirt. Lining up on the left wing, the record champions' marquee summer signing set up Gnabry's second and third goals in the 8-0 demolition at the Allianz Arena.

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 4 (3 starts)
Assists: 2
Assists per game: 0.5

As well as his four league goals already this season, Haaland has two more assists, with his latest provision proving decisive as he leapt off the bench to set-up captain Marco Reus for the winner at Hoffenheim on Matchday 4.

Erling Haaland (l.) is proving he can set up goals as well as score them in a Borussia Dortmund shirt. - Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Bas Dost and Daichi Kamada are among six other players on two assists so far this season.

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