5=. Juan Mata – 87
The Chelsea playmaker is yet another star who hasn’t been guaranteed a first team place at his club this season, with Jose Mourinho putting the Spanish star on the bench at Stamford Bridge.
However, he’s quickly earned his place back in the side, and has one assist in five Premier League games. Last term, he had 12 assists and 12 goals to his name.
And, his reward is a place as the Premier League’s joint-best playmaker on the game, with 83 passing, 76 shooting, 78 pace, 87 dribbling, 45 defence, 64 heading.