When Erling Haaland signed for Manchester City, many instantly considered what that would mean for Kevin De Bruyne’s assist potential.
The Belgian was already known for being the best creator in the Premier League.
Throwing Haaland into this team was surely going to see De Bruyne become even more of an assist-machine.
And that has proven to be the case.
So far this term, De Bruyne has made 25 assists across all competitions.
He has just gone past 100 in the Premier League, becoming the quickest player to achieve the feat.
De Bruyne has been sensational once more – and his link-up play with Haaland has been a sight to be hold.
The pair have been breaking individual records.
But they are now on the verge on making history together.
That’s because after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Leicester City, the pair have now combine for eight goals in the Premier League this season.
De Bruyne needs to assist Haaland for just one more goal to equal the record of nine set by three pairs previously (via @MCFCNavii).
They are Harry Kane to Heung-min Son (Tottenham 2020/21), Stan Collymore to Robbie Fowler (Liverpool 1995/96), and Mike Newell to Alan Shearer (Southampton 1995/96).
Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland combination is as scary as everyone predicted
The De Bruyne and Haaland combination has the potential to be one of the very best in Premier League history.
You have perhaps the best creator the Premier League has every seen in De Bruyne. And he is feeding one of the game’s most lethal finishers.
It is borderline unfair, and City fans are absolutely loving watching it week in week out.
They have already been compared to Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.
De Bruyne and Haaland took no time at all to hit it off, and it would take a brave person to bet against them absolutely smashing that record of nine combinations in a single Premier League season.