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Assist king De Bruyne leads Premier League

ON THE ATTACK: KDB leads a counter attack for the Blues.

ON THE ATTACK: KDB leads a counter attack for the Blues.

Kevin De Bruyne's two assists at the weekend have put him clear of his rivals as the most effective goal creator in the Premier League.

De Bruyne was at his brilliant best against Crystal Palace last Saturday and the goals he made for Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi have put him three ahead of his nearest rival Christian Eriksen in the battle to top the goal assist charts.

De Bruyne is ending the campaign in a rich vein of form and set up another couple in the 3-0 win at Southampton last month.

SAINT KEV: Red-hot De Bruyne...

Though the goals have not flowed as freely this term, his amazing record of nine woodwork strikes this campaign mean just a coat of pain has been between him being on 14 goals rather than five.

Champions-elect Chelsea's top assist player is Cesc Fabregas (11) while fellow countryman Eden Hazard isn't in the top 10 as yet.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha are also both on nine while Everton's Ross Barkley, Chelsea's Pedro and West Brom's Matt Phillips have eight each.

City have two more players in the Top 10 with Silva and Raheem Sterling both on seven and hoping to climb higher in the games that remain.

Here's an infographic of KDB's achievements this term...

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Loan watch: Denayer enjoys rare Black Cats win

LOAN RANGERS: How did our on-loan stars fare across Europe this week?

With many of the major European leagues at the business end of the campaigns, here’s news on 15 of our loan stars from the weekend…

News on Manchester City's loaned out stars in the latest Loan Watch feature...

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Zabaleta 'lucky' to play with Silva

PRAISE: David Silva is the best player Pablo Zabaleta has played with.

Pablo Zabaleta says the return of David Silva made the difference as Manchester City took apart Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The full-back insists insists Silva is the best player he has ever played with.

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Caballero: We can build on Palace win

STRONG FINISH: Willy Caballero wants Manchester City to finish the season in style.

Manchester City can raise their level of performance as they seek to secure the third placed finish which would seal automatic qualification to the group stage of the Champions League.

That’s the view of Willy Caballero following the emphatic 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace.