It goes without saying that football has always been a team sport even though some players grab the spotlight over the others. A moment of brilliance from an individual can change the fortunes of a team. Having said that a moment of madness from a player can also cost the game for a side. Hence, it is equally important for the entire group to play together as one unit to have a successful season. The unity among the players is what helps a team to compete on equal footing against any side on a given day.
Even though it is crucial for all 11 players to play together, sometimes small partnerships within the same group can also help the club achieve its target. Normally, when the word partnership is used in football, everyone’s mind will go to the bond between the centre-backs. However, it is not the only visible partnership on a pitch, as there are more to it. Midfielders connect with each other or there is also a midfielder-attacker bond. It is one such attacking partnership that will be analysed in depth in this article.
Player duos who have created most chances for each other in Premier League this season
The player pair who has created the most chances for one another in the Premier League this campaign is Arsenal duo Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka. They both have been exceptional for their club this season, helping them reach an unlikely top spot in the table. At the start of the current campaign, no one gave the Gunners a chance, however, to everyone’s surprise they have been one of the teams to watch out for this time around. One of the key reasons behind their success is the fluidity in their attacking gameplay.
Odegaard and Saka have been their pillars of strength up front. The pair have regularly linked well with each other to cause plenty of nightmares to several defences. Together, the pair has created 33 chances for each other in the English top flight this season, according to Opta Analyst. They narrowly edge second-placed Tottenham Hotspur duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, who have created 32 chances for each other. It is an incredible tally for the North London outfit despite their struggles this campaign.
Who are the other notable attacking pairs?
Manchester United duo of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have combined well on multiple occasions to cerate 28 chances between them. Manchester City’s goal scoring machine Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne have made together 25 chances. There are two other Arsenal pairs and one more Tottenham Hotspur partnership that has found its way into this table. Hence, check out the table below to find out more about the player duos who have created most chances for each other in Premier League this season.
|Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka
|Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min
|Gibbs-White, Brennan Johnson
|Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford
|Aleksander Mitrovic, Andreas Pereira
|Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne
|Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli
|Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli
|Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane
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