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Premier League: Top 5 all-time goal creators (1)

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Awards season is in full flow thanks to last night's star-studded PFA Awards, where Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard were both rewarded for excellent campaigns with Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year respectively.

Suarez and Hazard are both examples of modern players not just judged on one criteria, expected to score goals and create chances for others with the same alarming regularity.

Only a handful of top players in the Premier League era have been capable of both predatory poaching and precise passing in the final third, with Wayne Rooney, Thierry Henry, Gianfranco Zola and Cristiano Ronaldo definitely on that list.

GMS found itself asking the question of which Premier League directly contributes to goals through their own direct efforts or assists across the history of the competition, scouring the internet in search of ending an office-wide debate.

Thankfully the kind people at Opta combined with the Premier League to find a piece of data to answer their prayers, a goal involvement metric which calculates how long a star is on the pitch on average before either scoring or setting up a goal for a team-mate.

Click ahead to check out a countdown of the five stars who best meet that criteria, with surprise results!

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Arsenal
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Manchester United
Robin Van Persie
Thierry Henry

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