Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in battle for Mesut Ozil's Premier League 'assist king' crown

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Christian Eriksen is locked in a battle to top the assist charts after setting up another goal in Tottenham's 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.

Eriksen went in to Saturday's early kick-off at White Hart Lane on 11 assists, and the Denmark international set up the first goal of the day as Mousa Dembele put Spurs en route to a comfortable win.

The assist for Dembele leaves Eriksen with 12 for the season, ahead of former Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (11), who has had a fine campaign at Swansea despite the Welsh club's battle against relegation.

But the Tottenham man remains behind Kevin de Bruyne (13) in the race for the assist crown after the Manchester City star set up two goals as Pep Guardiola's men cruised past Southampton.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil led the top flight last season with 19 assists, but the Germany international has only set up six goals this season as the Gunners' title challenge faltered.

Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha is up to nine assists for the season following his recent fine form for the Eagles.

Chelsea duo Cesc Fabregas and Pedro both sit on seven assists, while Stamford Bridge midfielder Nemanja Matic sits on six with Ozil.

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