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

Joshua Kimmich, Lars Stindl 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?

Andrej Kramaric

Club: Hoffenheim
Age: 30
Games: 3 (3 starts)
Assists: 4
Assists per game: 1.3

Alongside Sosa, Kramaric was the second player to grab a hat-trick of assists on the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season as Hoffenheim brushed aside Augsburg 4-0. Hoffenheim's record scorer may not have got on the scoresheet himself, but he more than played his role with a trio of provisions. He was at it again on Matchday 2, threading a pass through to Jacob Bruun Larsen to score against Union Berlin.

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Borna Sosa

Club: VfB Stuttgart
Age: 23
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.75

Sosa got his season off to a sensational start by creating three of Stuttgart's five goals in their dominant Matchday 1 victory over Greuther Fürth. The 23-year-old provided both of Marc-Oliver Kempf's efforts, as well as Hamadi Al Ghaddioui's goal in the 5-1 win.

Borna Sosa and his wand of a left-foot will again prove a menace for VfB Stuttgart's opposition in 2021/22. - Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images

Florian Wirtz

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 18
Games: 3 (1 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 1

Despite attempts to ease Wirtz back into first team football after injury, the 18-year-old has been impatient with his contributions in front of goal. His nine minute cameo on Matchday 2 saw him tee up Nadiem Amiri in a 4-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach, before he grab a goal and an assist in a 25 minute appearance the week later. Wirtz then marked his first start of the season by again getting both on the scoresheet himself and also laying on Patrik Schick as Leverkusen came up just short in MD4's 4-3 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Florian Wirtz hasn't kept quiet after being gradually introduced to the Bayer Leverkusen starting lineup this season. - oosep Martinson/Getty Images

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 21
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.75

The Norwegian striker has immediately picked up where he left off last season and, having scored a DFB Cup hat-trick the week previously, was amongst the goals on Matchday 1 of the new Bundesliga season. Not only did he get on the scoresheet twice himself in the 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, Haaland also provided the assist for Marco Reus' opener and Thorgan Hazard's effort that made the score 2-0. He then scored twice and set up another in the cracker against Leverkusen on week four of the campaign.

Erling Haaland (l.) has picked up right where he left off last season, taking and making chances. - Revierfoto via images/Revierfoto

Joshua Kimmich

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 26
Games: 4 (4 starts)
Assists: 3
Assists per game: 0.75

The Bayern midfielder was among the best assisters last term, ending the campaign with 10, and on Matchday 1 he carried on where he left off, curling in a corner for Robert Lewandowski to equalise against Gladbach in a 1-1 draw. He then set up Serge Gnabry for the winning goal against Cologne on Matchday 2. On Matchday 4, Kimmich added another when he set up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for Bayern's fourth in stoppage time of Bayern's 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig.

Joshua Kimmich celebrates with his teammates after setting up Bayern’s equaliser against Gladbach. - INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

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