Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is leading the charge in the tight race for the Cadbury Premier League Playmaker of the Season award.
The prize is given to the player who has produced the most assists during the course of the season and Hazard, with 10, is in poll position.
The Belgian began to edge away from the pack in December after setting up both goals in the 2-0 win that ended Manchester City’s 21-match unbeaten run.
Sane will be particularly eager to add to his haul, having narrowly missed out on last season’s inaugural award to club-mate Kevin De Bruyne, who pipped him with a stoppage-time assist in the final match of 2017/18 to move on to 16 assists for the campaign.
Hazard, however, can take heart from the fact that Chelsea have currently played one match fewer than the champions.
Outside the top five, Paul Pogba has joined the race with eight assists.
The contenders will have to go some to match the record for assists in a season, though.
That belongs to Thierry Henry, who played the final ball for a team-mate to score on 20 occasions in the 2002/03 season.