Salah grabbed the both Golden Boot and Playmaker of the Season award.
The 2021/22 Premier League season came to an emphatic end on May 22 as Manchester City lifted the title for the fourth time in five years. Going into the matchday 38, City had a one-point lead over Liverpool and they needed the win over Aston Villa in order to lift the title. However, things were not at all easy for either of the two title contenders as they both were trailing in their respective games.
City were down 2-0 to Villa until manager Pep Guardiola made some changes that saw Ilkay Gundogan score a brace as they made a stunning comeback to win 3-2 and lift the title. The entire PL season was sensational, to say the least, as we saw Mohamed Salah and Heung-Min Son share the Golden Boot award (highest goalscorer) with 23 goals each.
In terms of assists though it was also a tough competition between the top two players as they were separated by just one. In this article, we will take a look at the top five players with the most assists in the 2021/22 Premier League season.
5. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) – 10 assists
Leicester City had a topsy turvy season as they finished eighth in the league, four points from a spot in the UEFA Conference League. But they made it all the way to the semifinals in the debut season of the Conference League. Harvey Barnes was one of the few bright sparks in the team and he played well for the Foxes.
He managed to set up 10 assists out of just 19 chances created. He played just 704 passes and managed to have a pass accuracy of 76%. The 24-year-old English winger also managed to score six goals in the process.
4. Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 10 assists
Chelsea started the season as one of the favourites to lift the Premier League trophy and Mount was at the heart of it. He played well as scored and set up many goals. However, as Chelsea let off, so did the young English midfielder.
However, he still managed to set up 10 goals from 48 chances created. He made a total of 1115 passes and kept a stunning pass accuracy of 85%. He also scored another 11 goals in the league and there is little doubting the potential in Mount.
3. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) – 10 assists
Another young English player makes it into the list. He was a vital cog in the West Ham team that did so well throughout the season. They finished seventh in the league and managed to guarantee a spot in next season’s UEFA Conference League.
Bowen scored 12 goals but he also managed to set up another 10 from just 31 chances created. He played a total of 714 passes at a pass accuracy of 76%. He has a bright future ahead of him.
2. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 12 assists
Trent had a very lacklustre 2020/21 season as he failed to live up to the hype. However, he answered all his critics by setting up 12 assists this season. He also managed to score two goals in the process.
His pinpoint crossing was a sight to behold as he set up 78 chances at a stunning 2.44 per 90 minutes. He played a total of 2155 passes at a pass accuracy of 78%.
1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 13 assists
The Egyptian star ran riot through the first half of the season scoring or assisting in almost every game he played. He helped Liverpool stay right behind City all the way to the final whistle of the last match. He scored 23 goals throughout the season but he also managed to grab the most assists in the season.
He set up 13 goals from 50 chances created. That just goes to show how talented Salah truly is. He played a total of 1079 passes and managed to keep a passing accuracy of 80%.