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Premier League's most creative star to be honoured with new Playmaker award

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The Premier League has announced the creation of a Playmaker award to honour the footballer providing the most assists in a season.

The award, which adds to the Golden Boot and Golden Glove accolades for strikers and goalkeepers, will be presented for the first time at the end of the season.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is currently in line to win, with his 15 assists so far having helped City secure the Premier League title.

Two Etihad Stadium teammates, Leroy Sane and David Silva are also in the running with 12 and 11 assists respectively.

Other players who could stake a claim as the season enters its final weeks include Tottenham Hotspur duo Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, on 10 and nine assists.

Three other players have nine -- Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

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