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The top assist-goal combinations in Premier League history have been revealed

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Some teammates just seem to have a telepathic understanding with each other on a football pitch.

Play with each other long enough and you know exactly what runs your teammate will make and exactly where they will be at any given moment during a match.

It’s something we’ve seen numerous times in Premier League history.

Strike partners working together, a midfielder slipping through balls through to a forward or a winger whipping in crosses for a target man - we’ve seen plenty of effective combinations in the history of England’s top-flight.

But what is the most prolific assist-goal partnership in the Premier League?

It’s a topic that Michael Cox and Sam Lee explored in The Athletic as they revealed the top 16 assist/goal combination in the Premier League.

Let’s take a look:

=11 | Assister: Riyad Mahrez
Goalscorer: Jamie Vardy
Club: Leicester
Goals: 14

=11 | Assister: Mesut Ozil
Goalscorer: Oliver Giroud
Club: Arsenal
Goals: 14

=11 | Assister: Theo Walcott
Goalscorer: Robin van Persie
Club: Arsenal
Goals: 14

=11 | Assister: Ashley Young
Goalscorer: John Carew
Club: Aston Villa
Goals: 14

=11 | Assister: Ryan Giggs
Goalscorer: Andy Cole
Club: Manchester United
Goals: 14

11 | Assister: Laurent Robert
Goalscorer: Alan Shearer
Club: Newcastle
Goals: 14

 Nolberto Solano (left) celebrates with Alan Shearer and Laurent Robert(32), after Solano had given Newcastle the lead,

10 | Assister: Thierry Henry
Goalscorer: Freddie Ljungberg
Club: Arsenal
Goals: 15

Arsenal's Fredrik Ljungberg celebrates w

=8 | Assister: Dele Alli
Goalscorer: Harry Kane
Club: Tottenham
Goals: 16

8 | Assister: Nolberto Solano
Goalscorer: Alan Shearer
Club: Newcastle
Goals: 16

Alan Shearer of Newcastle United celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot with team-mate Nolberto Solano

7 | Assister: Robert Pires
Goalscorer: Thierry Henry
Club: Arsenal
Goals: 17

Arsenal v Charlton Athletic

=5 | Assister: Christian Eriksen
Goalscorer: Harry Kane
Club: Tottenham
Goals: 19

5 | Assister: Kevin De Bruyne
Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero
Club: Manchester City
Goals: 19

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=3 | Assister: Steve McManaman
Goalscorer: Robbie Fowler
Club: Liverpool
Goals: 20

3 | Assister: Darren Anderton
Goalscorer: Teddy Sheringham
Club: Tottenham
Goals: 20

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2 | Assister: David Silva
Goalscorer: Sergio Agüero
Club: Manchester City
Goals: 21

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1 | Assister: Frank Lampard
Goalscorer: Didier Drogba
Club: Chelsea
Goals: 24

Liverpool v Chelsea - FA Cup Final

So, Lampard assisting Drogba is the best combination in the Premier League.

In second place, Silva and Aguero are just three goals behind. However, with Silva set to leave City at the end of the season, it remains unknown whether the City duo will be able to add to that tally.

With 20 goals to their combinations, the slightly older duo of Anderton/Sheringham at Spurs and McManmanan/Fowler occupy joint-third.

But surely the future No.1 combination is De Bruyne and Aguero, who need just five more link-ups to equal Lampard and Drogba. You’d fancy their chances of eclipsing that next season.

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