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Top five: Premier League goal contributors

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Van Persie has played a part in 38 Premier League goals this term (©GettyImages)
Van Persie has played a part in 38 Premier League goals this term (©GettyImages).

Some players have a habit of scoring regularly, some like to set up their team-mates, while a handful of other players seem to do both every match.

Here, we look at the top five players who have the most combined goals and assists in the Premier League. and the top five goalscorers don't all feature.

All statistics are according to Premierleague.com

5. Theo Walcott | Arsenal | 13 goals, 13 assists

There's no doubt that the 24-year-old has experienced his best ever season in the Premier League this campaign.

With less appearances than last season, the England international has been instrumental in Arsenal's attacking structure, hence the amount of goals registered. This was helped by his spells of playing up front for the Gunners.

Along with the impressive amount of goals, the former Southampton winger has contributed plenty thanks to the sufficient amount of assists given. The speedster has contributed to almost 40% of his team's goals.

4. Juan Mata | Chelsea | 10 goals, 18 assists

Some sources may claim the Spaniard has only registered 12 or 13 assists for the Blues, but the official league website states otherwise and helps him into this list.

The 25-year-old, along with Eden Hazard, has no doubt been the most important player for the top-four contenders. He has controlled the team's structure going forward in matches regularly and has put himself in brilliant positions to create over 25 goals for his team in a tough season.

With Fernando Torres and Demba Ba struggling to score goals regularly - albeit the Senegalese striker arrived in the winter - Juan Mata has been required to also score many goals.

By providing about 40% of his teams's goals in the league, the former Valencia man is undoubtedly worthy of a PFA Team of the Year spot.

3. Gareth Bale | Tottenham | 20 goals, 8 assists

The two-time PFA Player of the Year needs no introduction. However, one thing that is worth stating is that the Spurs have not won a match this season without their star man scoring in that tie.

This just emphasises the significance of the Welshman for his side. The 20 goals he has scored in the competition have all been remarkable and symbolises his deservedness of the award. Adding the adequate amount of assists given, the 23-year-old has furnished roughly 45% of his team's goals.

2. Luis Suarez | Liverpool | 23 goals, 10 assists

Despite the past incidents in the Uruguayan's career, as many others agree, there is no doubt he has been one of the best performers this season.

Furthermore, as they say, stats don't lie. With 33 combined goals and assists, he has become Liverpool's most important team member because of his flair, creativity and above all else, clinical finishing.

It was perhaps due to the "biting" incident that the former Ajax man didn't receive the PFA Player of the Year award. But to some, he may have been the most deserved of it. The controversial forward has contributed to almost an extraordinary 50% of the Reds' goals.

1. Robin van Persie | Manchester United | 25 goals, 13 assists

Standing as the Premier League's top goalscorer for the second consecutive season, the Dutchman was guaranteed to find himself in this top five of this list.

Along with winning his first league title, the former Arsenal captain has become one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most important signings after leading them to success, heavily thanks to his goals and assists.

The PFA Team of the Year striker hasn't scored the most outstanding goals but nonetheless has been in great positions at the right times to help the Red Devils to claim their 20th league title. Like Suarez, the 29-year-old has been responsible for just under 50% of the champion's goals this term.

 

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