Fernandes, De Bruyne, Salah: Premier League's best creators in 21/22 shown in graphic

Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne features Opta lists the 10 Premier League players to have created the most chances this season

Manchester United have had a nightmare season.

The Red Devils were expected to challenge on all fronts after spending big on Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

But they have struggled massively.

United have missed out on qualifying for the Champions League. They may also miss out on the Europa League, too, depending on results on the final day.

Bruno Fernandes has taken some flak throughout the campaign.

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The Portuguese midfielder was brilliant in 2020/21 as he directly contributed to 32 goals over the course of the Premier League.

He hasn’t been able to replicate that success this season, though, scoring 10 times and recording seven assists.

Bruno Fernandes tops the pile as Opta lists the 10 Premier League players to have created the most chances this season
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on January 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

But, despite not hitting the heights of 20/21, a graphic has emerged showing he has been the best creator in the Premier League this season.

Opta have published a graph showing the 10 Premier League players that have created the most chances and secondary chances (when a player made the pass to the player who created the chance) from open play in 21/22.

Fernandes sits top of the pile, having created a total of 109 chances for his teammates. View it below…

Bruno Fernandes tops the pile as Opta lists the 10 Premier League players to have created the most chances this season
Credit: Opta

United may have struggled this campaign but their failures haven’t been down to him.

He’s created more chances than any other player in the Premier League.

He’s created six more chances than Martin Odegaard in second. Bernardo Silva (99 chances created), Mohamed Salah (93 chances created) and Kevin De Bruyne (92 chances created) round out the top five.

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Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Kane and Joao Cancelo also make the top 10.

Fernandes may not have been able to replicate his incredible 2020/21 season, but he has still performed well this campaign.

He will be pivotal as Eric ten Hag looks to restore the club back to their former glories.

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