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These are the Premier League’s top assist maker to goalscorer combinations

Only two of the partnerships are still active today

It takes two to tango.

We’re all familiar with the telepathic relationship that Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed with Marcelo at Real Madrid.

The enigmatic forward was the yin to his Brazilian team-mate’s yang. Their chemistry was unrivalled in La Liga.


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They brought the best out of each other

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They brought the best out of each other

But what about the relationships that have emerged on these shores?

David Silva and Sergio Aguero combined against Burnley for the Argentine to score his 20th goal in all competitions off-the-back of an assist from the Spaniard.

Just how highly do Man City’s deadly combination rank amongst the Premier League’s most successful assist maker to goalscorer partnerships?

Here are the Premier League’s top six combinations… 

6= Christian Eriksen to Harry Kane – 15

Someone give this combination a home

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Someone give this combination a home

Amongst the flops who arrived in north London to soften the blow of losing Gareth Bale in 2013, Eriksen has been an overwhelming success-story.

The Danish maestro has helped to unlock the potential of Kane and the pair are just perfect for each other.

On 15 occasions Eriksen has turned provider for deadly-forward.

How different would Kane’s Spurs career be had he not had the Danish wizard pulling the strings behind him?

6= Thierry Henry to Freddie Ljungberg – 15

Only Ljungberg could pull off red hair

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Only Ljungberg could pull off red hair

Yes, you read that correctly.

Henry was just as handy assisting setting up goals as he was scoring them.

The Frenchman still holds the record for the most-assists in a single Premier League season (20) and Ljunberg benefited from his generosity.

The pair combined 15 times to score for Arsenal

5= David Silva to Sergio Aguero – 16

Pep Guardiola has taken the pair to another level

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Pep Guardiola has taken the pair to another level

The ultimate midfielder creator supplying one of the best strikers in Premier League history.

Of course it leads to only one thing, Silva putting it on a plat for Aguero time after time.

Since the Argentine joined Merlin in Manchester in 2011 he has finished off what was probably the perfect ball a whopping 16 times.

With both still at the height of their powers in Pep Guardiola’s Man City side, they could finish at the top of this list with ease.

5= Nolberto Solano to Alan Shearer – 16

That kit though

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That kit though

An absolute Premier League legend and Alan Shearer.

Nobby Solano’s Newcastle showreel is a compilation of joyous football.

You might have heard that Shearer scored a record 260 Premier League goals in his special career and 16 of them were provided by Solano.

Making the Peruvian his most productive teammate when it came to putting the ball in the onion bag.

4 Robert Pires to Thierry Henry – 17

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The sort of photo you’re pleased your mate tagged you in

Henry makes his second appearance on the list but this time as the benefactor.

This French connection was crafted in Arsene Wenger’s dreams and played out on the Highbury turf making sweet sweet music.

Pires might have setup Henry a solid 17 times, but it really should have been 18.

That penalty fail against Man City anyone?

3 Steve McManaman to Robbie Fowler – 20

What’s this about?

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What’s this about?

In the Premier League’s first decade there was a simple equation at Liverpool.

Steve McManaman + Robbie Fowler = goals.

Before he set off for Real Madrid McManaman forged a lethal partnership with his nippy striker Fowler.

In the six years they were at Anfield together McManaman assisted a punchy 20 goals for Fowler.

2 Darren Anderton to Teddy Sheringham – 20

Don’t get injured, Darren

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Don’t get injured, Darren

We were just as surprised to see Darren Anderton on this list as you will be.

But even for him, when you are putting balls in for a striker like Teddy Sheringham it is no surprise he is putting them in the back of the net so often.

Another throwback partnership that was the second most effective in Premier League history with Anderton supplying Sheringham with 20 goals.

Underestimate Anderton at your peril.

1 Frank Lampard to Didier Drogba – 24

Hug me brother

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Hug me brother

Taking the top-spot are the boys from the Kings Road.

The pair shared an impressive 12 major honours between them.

Two stalwarts of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea era and beyond, Drogba was the destructive battering ram at the front while Lampard was creating the magic in midfield.

Drogba has Lampard to thank for a giant 24 goals during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Congratulations to two Premier League heavyweights for topping this list.

It helps to be on the same wavelength as your team-mates and this lot prove it.


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