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

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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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