Whilst Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are fighting for the Bundesliga title, their creative marvels, Jadon Sancho and Thomas Muller, are enjoying a fascinating race to the top of the Bundesliga assists chart.
Muller is currently leading the way with 16 assists, but Sancho is right on his tail, just one assist behind on 15. With nine games left to go the race is going to be an exciting one and every game is going to count and both players will rue any missed opportunities to climb up assist table.
Whilst there isn’t much to separate them in the assists chart, that’s where the similarities between the two end. A decade separates Muller (30) and Sancho (20) in age and the gap between the two in terms of style is even bigger.
Muller has earned himself the title of ‘raumdeuter’ which translates to space interpreter, as his game revolves around expert-timing and cleverly utilising the space left by defenders. Sancho, on the other hand, is a rock and roll-esque player. A lively winger who uses his lighting pace and tricky dribbling to devastating effect, often leaving defenders red-faced.
Both methods have been effective thus far with both men finding themselves at the top of the creative charts, but only one can prevail. Here, we will pit the two against each other and see who could finish the season as the Bundesliga’s chief creative force.