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The list in question revealed the total number of goals and assists – combined – made by every Premier League midfielder over the last five seasons. However, goals and assists from set pieces are NOT included.
We’ve ranked the top ten for you below. Take a look through and you might be surprised where our new skipper ends up…
10) Ramires (Chelsea) – 22
The Brazilian has been a solid enough performer for the Blues over the last few years and has benefited from that consistency. He’s not been a regular under Jose Mourinho but he can still be relied on to chip in when needed.
9) Mark Noble (West Ham) – 23
The Hammers’ academy graduate can always be relied on to chip in with a goal here and there. He’s remained a loyal servant to the London club and is always one of their most impressive performers each season.
8) Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – 25
He might have only been a Premier League player for two-and-a-half-years but the little magician has already had a huge impact – not just on Liverpool, but on the top flight as a whole. Imagine where he’ll be in a couple of years…