Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez are the most PROLIFIC partnership having linked up TEN times this season… but who are the Premier League’s other deadly duos?
- Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez have combined for 10 league goals this season
- The Wolves duo have the best stats of any other Premier League partnership
- Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are the next most prolific
- Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are also near the top of the goal charts
There was only one man Adama Traore was aiming for when he delivered a pin-point cross for Wolves’ winning goal against Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Waiting in the middle was the ever-grateful and razor sharp Raul Jimenez who headed home his 15th goal of the season.
The duo’s deadly partnership of electric pace and clinical finishing has become a familiar sight for Premier League defenders. They have now combined for 10 goals this season – more than any other pair.
Adama Traore (R) and Raul Jimenez have combined for 10 goals in Premier League this season
Seven of the goals have been set up by Traore and finished by Jimenez but the striker has been the provider for three of the winger’s four goals this season.
Traore, who has a total of nine league assists, has been commended for the improvements he has made to his game this year.
In the 2018-2019 campaign the winger managed just one goal and one assist. The 24-year-old’s athleticism and work-rate had always made him a danger but he is now matching those attributes with a consistent end product – much to the delight of his team-mate.
Traore has made huge improvements to his game after providing just one assist last season
Jimenez has surpassed his tally for last season with 15 strikes in the current campaign and his goals have put Wolves in the hunt for Champions League football.
It’s perhaps no surprise both players have been linked with moves away from Molineux. Manchester United and Real Madrid are thought to be interested in Jimenez while Traore has attracted the attention of Liverpool.
Behind the partnership of Traore and Jimenez, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero have combined for six league goals this season. However, the Belgian has been the provider for all six of those strikes.
De Bruyne also leads the overall assist charts for the Premier League with an impressive tally of 16.
Below the Manchester City duo there are three other player pairings who have all combined for five league goals this season.
Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne (L) and Sergio Aguero are the next most prolific pairing
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has provided two assists for Roberto Firmino while the forward has returned the favour by setting up three of the winger’s goals.
Level on a combination of five goals is Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
The Englishman has set-up Martial on four occasions – two of which came in United’s 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Wednesday as the Frenchman scored his first senior hat-trick. Martial has also assisted one of Rashford’s 14 goals .
Roberto Firmino (L) and Mohamed Salah have combined five times during Liverpool’s title win
Two of Marcus Rashford’s four assists for Anthony Martial came in the 3-0 win over the Blades
The pair would probably have combined more had they not been frustrated by injuries for part of the season. But with both now fully fit and United in good form, there’s every chance they can continue to link-up in the remaining eight games.
At the other end of the Premier League table, Norwich duo Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki have also combined for five goals.
Cantwell’s two league assists have both been for Pukki while the striker has provided three of the midfielder’s six goals.
But despite their impressive stats, both players started on the bench as the Canaries slipped closer to a return to the Championship with a 1-0 home defeat by Everton on Wednesday.
Teemu Pukki has three assists for Todd Cantwell who has also created two goals for the striker
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