These pairings are almost always on the same wavelength.
Here, CaughtOffside counts down the Premier League’s five deadliest goal and assist combinations this season, according to statistics compiled by WhoScored.com.
=5. Jamie Vardy & Riyad Mahrez/Riyad Mahrez & Mark Albrighton (5)
It is little surprise to see the duo that is firing Leicester City towards the title on this list. Vardy and Mahrez have shined both individually and as a combination, with the Algerian providing his English teammate with five goals, including a couple in his run of 11 successive games on the scoresheet.
Mahrez has 11 assists in total and 16 goals in the Premier League, five of which have been supplied by winger Marc Albrighton, in an equally productive combination for Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes.
=2. Romelu Lukaku & Gerard Deulofeu (6)
Lukaku has been outstanding for Everton this campaign with a club record 18 goals already, and has received some excellent service from the right wing courtesy of tricky Spanish winger Deulofeu.
=2. Odion Ighalo & Troy Deeney (6)
Watford’s forward pair have been integral to them avoiding a relegation battle this year. Ighalo has been the more prolific of the partnership, but owes his skipper Deeney thanks for six of his 14 goals.
=2. Olivier Giroud & Mesut Ozil – (6)
Ozil is the Premier League’s leading assister with 18 – seven more than any other player – and target man Giroud has been the main beneficiary of his wonderful vision and inch-perfect set-piece deliveries.
1. Harry Kane & Dele Alli (7)
Tottenham Hotspur have the deadliest combination in the Premier League. Kane is the top goalscorer in the division, and Alli has assisted seven of his 21 goals, including three in the last two matches.
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