Chelsea news: Blues star tops Premier League assists table – but it’s not Eden Hazard

CHELSEA have made a fine start to the Premier League season, with their attacking stars clicking into gear.

Eden Hazard has set the Premier League alight in 2018/19, but another Chelsea star has quietly gone about recording the most assists in the top flight so far.

Olivier Giroud has dipped in and out of the first team at Stamford Bridge, but he is joint-top of the Premier League assists table and played fewer minutes than any of his rivals.

Five players are tied with the Chelsea target man including Benjamin Mendy and Callum Wilson, though he has played just 358 minutes, far less than the maximum figure of 720 minutes.

Hazard has made the cut among the elite assist-providers, while Arsenal ace Aaron Ramsey is also in the mix.

Take a look below to reveal the Premier League players with the most assists in 2018/19 so far.

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) – 3
Despite contract negotiations on the rocks, Ramsey has delivered.

Anthony Knockaert (Brighton) – 3
The Brighton man was more effective in the Championship, but he’s still pulling his weight.

Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – 3
Efficiency has been key for Wolves this season, and Jimenez has been on hand to provide some key assists.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester) – 3
It has taken time for Iheanacho to carve out a role in the team, but his numbers are rising.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 3
The best player in the Premier League this season. His goals are outweighing his assists too.

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) – 3
Eddie Howe’s team has been boosted by the great form of the midfield man.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) – 4
Shows his quality in flashes and has an impressive record so far in 2018/19.

Jose Holebas (Watford) – 4
The Hornets started in great form but have dipped in recent weeks. Holebas raced into the top of the assists chart.

Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – 4
Despite injuries, Mendy has been a top creator.

Luciano Vietto (Fulham) – 4
Aleksandr Mitrovic has taken most of the headlines for Fulham, but Vietto has been providing ammunition.

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – 4
The Bournemouth striker has been in excellent goalscoring and assist-providing form.

Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 4
Giroud has settled into a rotation with Alvaro Morata but has been a strong foil for Hazard up front.

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