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Top nine assist providers in 2015 – Lionel Messi has a surprise rival in the form of QPR winger

Predictably Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi tops the assist providers in Europe so far this calendar year, but Queens Park Rangers’ recent goalscoring from has seen a surprise Hoops winger, Matt Phillips, rival the Argentine magician for the no.1 spot.

Chris Ramsey’s side, have, rather unbelievably, netted seven goals in their last two away fixtures – and Phillips sent up two of their three goals scored in the 3-3 draw with Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

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Take a look at the top nine player dominating the assist table in Europe in 2015…

9. Franco Vazquez – Palermo – 5

The goalscoring form of Paulo Dybala has taken much of the limelight away from his Palermo team-mates with the forward linked, by the Metro, to a summer switch to Arsenal – but much of the striker’s success is down to attacking midfielder Vazquez – whose vision and selfless play is making his life up top much easier.

Franco Vazquez

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