Manchester City are a well-oiled machine that is fueled by the genius of Pep Guardiola and other exceptional parts, but there is simply no greater to this beast than Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian midfielder, who flirted with greatness at Wolfsburg after he was sold by Chelsea, has established himself in Manchester as one of the elite talents in world football.
De Bruyne is largely considered the best midfielder in the world and he is having a season to prove just that. City may have lost the title to Liverpool, but they are still comfortably second and have one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu, in which De Bruyne put on a display for the ages.
The 29-year-old is having an exceptional season, but how does the playmaker compare against the assist kings of years gone by? We take a look at how De Bruyne looks amongst other great names who have had spectacular league campaigns with exemplary creativity.
At the time of writing, the Belgian has 19 Premier League assists in 2019/20, just one off Thierry Henry's record with a game to go.