Who have been the most creative footballers in Europe’s top five leagues in the 2020-21 season?

Who have been the most creative footballers in Europe’s top five leagues in the 2020-21 season?

As the November international break puts a pause on club football, analytics platform Real Metric has studied the data from Europe’s top five leagues to see which players have stood out so far in the 2020-21 season.

The data looks at the number of chances each player has created per 90 minutes and shows an interesting mix of world class stars and less-known talents from across Europe as players get to grip with plying their trade in front of empty stadia.

The 25-man list includes only three players from the English Premier League, with Kevin De Bruyne (second), Bruno Fernandes (ninth) and Ross Barkley (17th) making the cut.

It means there is no place for England stars Harry Kane and Jack Grealish despite the duo topping the Premier Leagueassists charts, with both having benefited from their teammates’ clinical finishing.

There are several other familiar names in the list, however,with Memphis Depay, Thomas Muller, and Angel Di Maria joining De Bruyne and Fernandes in the top 10.

Eight of the list are made up of players from Italy’s Serie A and top spot somewhat surprisingly belongs to Sassuolo’s 28-year-old midfielder Filip Djuricic.

Despite missing the last two games through injury, Djuricic has created an average of 3.9 chances per 90 minutes and helped his side go into the break sitting in second place ahead of the likes of Napoli, Juventus, and Inter Milan.

Here is the top 25 in full according to Real Metric data as of November 10:

Player Name

Current Team

Competition

Pos

Age

CC p90

Filip Djuricic

Sassuolo

Serie A

CM

28

3.90

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City

Premier League

CM

29

3.81

Memphis Depay

Lyon

Ligue 1

ST

26

3.58

Daichi Kamada

Eintracht Frankfurt

Bundesliga

AM

24

3.53

Thomas Müller

FC Bayern München

Bundesliga

AM

31

3.53

David Ferreiro

Huesca

La Liga

W

32

3.49

Lorenzo Pellegrini

Roma

Serie A

AM

24

3.38

Ángel Di María

Paris Saint-Germain

Ligue 1

CM

32

3.37

Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United

Premier League

AM

26

3.16

Gaël Kakuta

Lens

Ligue 1

AM

29

3.14

Nicolò Barella

Internazionale

Serie A

CM

23

3.13

Luis Alberto

Lazio

Serie A

CM

28

3.08

Max Kruse

1. FC Union Berlin

Bundesliga

AM

32

3.01

Jonas Hofmann

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bundesliga

CM

28

3.01

Rodrigo de Paul

Udinese

Serie A

CM

26

3.00

Léo Dubois

Lyon

Ligue 1

FB

26

2.97

Ross Barkley

Aston Villa

Premier League

CM

26

2.94

Musa Barrow

Bologna

Serie A

ST

21

2.90

Hakan Calhanoglu

Milan

Serie A

W

26

2.88

Téji Savanier

Montpellier

Ligue 1

CM

28

2.88

Mounir Chouiar

Dijon

Ligue 1

W

21

2.87

Adil Aouchiche

St Etienne

Ligue 1

W

18

2.87

Domenico Berardi

Sassuolo

Serie A

W

26

2.82

Sergio Canales

Real Betis

La Liga

CM

29

2.79

Joaquín

Real Betis

La Liga

W

39

2.76

 

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