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Most Assists By Defenders In Premier League

Presently, every top club around the world looks for fullbacks with great crossing and overlapping skills, while center-backs (CM) are no longer assessed only by their tackling capacity and are required to thread through pinpoint passes for the strikers.

Below is the list of the most assist by defenders in the Premier League.

Andrew Robertson - 54 assists

Robertson's ability to consistently run up and down the right flank, creating important attacking contributions while delivering his defensive duties diligently is important to Liverpool’s game. Robertson's partnership with Trent Alexander-Arnold is seen as one of the best full-back pairings in the League's history. 

Leighton Baines - 53 assists

Leighton Baines constantly stood out for his set-piece abilities and in his distinguished career with Wigan Athletic and Everton, the left-back made 53 assists. For his superb passing skill, former Everton coach Roberto Martinez often played him in a defensive midfield position as well. Baines was also the penalty taker for his clubs whenever he was on the field. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold - 46 assists

Trent Alexander Arnold is believed to give his Scottish partner, Robertson a hard fight for the top spot in the list in the future. Trent, Rated by many professionals as the best-attacking defender in the world, already holds the record for the most assists by a defender in a single season, a feat he achieved in the 2019/2020 campaign with 13 assists. 

Graeme Le Saux - 44 assists

Graeme Le Saux is known for his greatness in Blackburn Rovers’s title-winning season back in 1994-95. Graeme had assisted 5 times in the league that campaign and netted thrice. He played for Chelsea before and after his time with Blackburn, with 44 assists in 327 appearances. 

Ian Harte - 36 assists 

Ian Harte was a workforce in defense but was probably more popular for his attacking abilities. He was a free-kick expert as well, who netted 39 goals for Leeds United. Ian Harte also played for Sunderland and Reading in the English Premier League, with 36 assists to his name in 237 matches.

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