We’ve decided to look at some of the best Premier League data from the calendar year, including the most productive players in English football’s top-level, as we approach the close of 2021. The top five players with the most goals and assist in 2021 are shown below.
Harry Kane: 20 (15 goals, five assists)
Harry Kane had a fantastic 2020/21 season, finishing as the Premier League’s top scorer and assist provider, becoming only the third player – after Andy Cole and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – to achieve this feat in a single season.
Kane’s Golden Boot-winning season also saw him become only the third player in Premier League history to win the award three times, joining Thierry Henry (4) and Alan Shearer (3) as the only other players to do so. During the first few months of the current campaign, the England captain has failed to reach his best form, scoring only one league goal and giving just one assist in 13 games.
As Antonio Conte’s side strives for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification, the north Londoners will be hopeful the 28-year-old can regain his goal-scoring touch in the coming months.
Son Heung-Min: 20 (12 goals, eight assists)
Son Heung-Min is even with his Tottenham colleague in terms of goal involvements in 2021, having scored 20 goals and assisting 20 times in the Premier League. In recent seasons, the South Korean has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top players, scoring 17 goals and providing 10 assists in his best-ever season, with only Kane and Bruno Fernandes directly involved in more goals.
Son is also Spurs’ top scorer so far this season, with six goals in the Premier League, including one apiece in the club’s last two games against Brentford and Norwich, as Antonio Conte’s side begins to find form.
Bruno Fernandes: 21 (13 goals, eight assists)
Bruno Fernandes is Manchester United’s third-highest goal scorer and assists provider in the Premier League in 2021, with 13 goals and eight assists.
Since joining the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in 2020, Fernandes has racked up 53 goals and assists in just 67 league outings. Last summer, the 27-year-old sacrificed star status at Old Trafford to international teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, but despite readjusting to his new role, he has a decent five goals and three assists this season.
As the interim manager manages United until the conclusion of the season, it will be fascinating to observe how Ralf Rangnick integrates the Portuguese duo into the same team.
Michail Antonio: 22 (13 goals, nine assists)
Michail Antonio has outperformed some of the Premier League’s biggest names in 2021, having helped West Ham qualify for the Europa League last season and have had a solid start to the upcoming season.
Antonio has 13 goals and nine assists for the Hammers this season, prospering as David Moyes’ improved side’s all-action centre-forward. The 30-year-old scored four goals and added three assists in his first three games of the 2021/22 season, and has carried that success into his fledgling international career, scoring twice in three appearances since declaring his allegiance to Jamaica.
Antonio’s goals have slowed in recent weeks, and he has gone eight Premier League games without scoring, but he remains optimistic about his season’s prospects, later revealing his aim to reach the 20-goal milestone.
Mohamed Salah – 34 (23 goals, 11 assists)
The presence of Mohamed Salah at the top of our list, far and away from the most prolific Premier League player of 2021, would come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the Liverpool forward’s incredible season thus far.
Salah has now scored 15 goals and added nine assists for the Reds in just 14 games this season, an incredible rate of goal involvement, and a total of 34 for the calendar year.
Only Alan Shearer (25 – 16 goals, 9 assists) has scored more goals before Christmas in a single season (1994-95), while Thierry Henry’s record of 44 for a 38-game season (2002-03) is well within reach. Salah leads the league in goals and assists as he seeks to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot – his third career trophy – as well as the Playmaker award this season.
The 29-year-form old’s has propelled Liverpool’s title challenge thus far this season, and his looming absence for the Africa Cup of Nations will be a significant blow to Jurgen Klopp’s side’s hopes.