Filip Kostic, Thomas Müller and Dani Olmo (l-r.) are among the Bundesliga's best providers - © DFL
Filip Kostic, Thomas Müller and Dani Olmo (l-r.) are among the Bundesliga's best providers - © DFL
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Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller and the 2021/22 Bundesliga assist kings

Thomas Müller has led the way with assists for the last two seasons. Will the Bayern Munich attacker make it a hat-trick? Or will somebody else pip him to the post in 2021/22?

Thomas Müller

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 32
Games: 13 (13 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.77

The perennial assist king of the Bundesliga is edging his way clear once again. A week after setting up three of five Bayern goals against Union Berlin, Müller supplied Leon Goretzka's opener against Freiburg on Matchday 11 and he added he became the first player to reach double figures for assists this season when setting up Leroy Sane for the winner against Bielefeld on Matchday 13.

Thomas Müller is well on the way to defending his title as the Bundesliga assist king. - Peter Hartenfelser via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Hartenfelser

Andrej Kramaric

Club: Hoffenheim
Age: 30
Games: 12 (11 starts)
Assists: 7
Assists per game: 0.58

Alongside Borna Sosa, Kramaric was the second player to grab a hat-trick of assists on the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season. The Croatian has been chipping in with more ever since then, most recently setting up Ihlas Bebou to complete his hat-trick against Fürth on Matchday 13.

Watch: Andrej Kramaric: "It's nice to be Mr. Assist!"

Florian Wirtz

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 18
Games: 10 (8 starts)
Assists: 6
Assists per game: 0.60

Wirtz has assisted a goal in all but four of his ten appearances up to and including Matchday 12.

Watch: Florian Wirtz under the tactical microscope

Karim Onisiwo

Club: Mainz
Age: 29
Games: 11 (9 starts)
Assists: 5
Assists per game: 0.45

Karim Onisiwo scored one and set up two in Mainz's Matchday 9 win over Augsburg, taking him to four assists for the season. He added another in the 1-1 draw with Cologne on Matchday 12, teeing up Jonathan Burkardt for the opener.

Karim Onisiwo scored one and got two assists on Matchday 9, making another major contribution for Mainz. - Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Filip Kostic

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Age: 29
Games: 12 (11 starts)
Assists: 5
Assists per game: 0.42

Kostic's fifth assist of the season came deep into stoppage time on Matchday 13 against Union Berlin. The Serbia international put in the cross that Evan N'Dicka nodded in to give the Eagles a 2-1 win in the 95th minute..

Filip Kostic not only knows where the goal is, he also knows how to pick out a teammate placed in a position to score. - Eibner-Pressefoto/Sascha Walther via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Eibner

Jonas Hector

Club: Cologne
Age: 31
Games: 12 (12 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.33

Playing at left-back again this season after moonlighting in central midfield in recent years, Hector's pinpoint deliveries have led to four goals for Cologne so far, most recently for Anthony Modeste on Matchday 9.

Always with an eye out for a cross from the left, Jonas Hector is one of Cologne’s most dangerous attacking weapons. - Eduard Bopp via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Eduard Bopp

Benno Schmitz

Club: Cologne
Age: 27
Games: 12 (12 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.33

Many of Cologne's goals have been deep rooted this season, with Schmitz matching fellow defender Jonas Hector in creating four. His fourth came in Cologne's 4-1 win over Gladbach on Matchday 13.

Benno Schmitz (r.) has an eye for the ball and his teammates when surging forward out of the Cologne defence. - Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Dayot Upamecano

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 23
Games: 12 (12 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.33

The Bayern stopper has done more than keep opponents at bay this season, setting up four goals for his teammates too at the other end of the field, most recently for Thomas Müller against Union Berlin on Matchday 10.

Signed from RB Leipzig for his defensive strength, French defender Dayot Upamecano (r.) has been supplying plenty of goals for Robert Lewandowski (l.) and co. this season. - Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Genki Haraguchi

Club: Union Berlin
Age: 30
Games: 13 (10 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.30

Union Berlin have been flying this season, thanks in no small way to their Japanese attacking midfielder, who set up three goals in four games between matchdays eight and 11.

Genki Haraguchi (l.) has delivered four assists so far in this, his first season for Union Berlin. - Matthias Koch via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Matthias Koch

Leroy Sane

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 25
Games: 13 (11 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.31

Sane set up three goals between Matchdays 3-6, before adding a fourth assist to his tally against Freiburg on Matchday 11.

Leroy Sane is one of Bayern's chief creative outlets in 2021/22. - kolbert-press/Christian Kolbert via www.imago-images.de/imago images/kolbert-press

Lars Stindl

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Age: 33
Games: 12 (11 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.33

Stindl was the provider in Gladbach's 1-1 draw with Bayern on Matchday 1. He didn't assist again until Matchday 12, when he set up three of four Borussia goals against Greuther Fürth.

Eyes on the prize: Lars Stindl continues to offer a steady supply of goals for Borussia Mönchengladbach. - Weis/TEAM2sportphoto via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Team 2

Marco Reus

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 32
Games: 12 (12 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.33

Marco Reus delivered his fourth assist of the season to tee up Donyell Malen to put Dortmund ahead in Wolfsburg on Matchday 13, after earning the penalty which Emre Can tucked away to level the match.

Marco Reus has hit his stride for Borussia Dortmund. - Dennis Ewert/RHR-FOTO via www.imago-images.de/imago images/RHR-Foto

Jeremie Frimpong

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 20
Games: 12 (12 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 0.33

Frimpong ranks as Leverkusen's second best provider after Wirtz, most recently teeing up Amine Adli's match-winner against Bochum on Matchday 12.

Is there a more effective right-back in this season's Bundesliga than Bayer Leverkusen's Jeremie Frimpong (l.)? - Eibner-Pressefoto via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Eibner

Erling Haaland and Joshua Kimmich are among the players with three provisions - Click HERE for the full list of Bundesliga assists in 2021/22!