The midfielder won the inaugural prize, presented by Cadbury, in 2017/18 with 16 assists.
And, after providing his 19th assist of the campaign in Tuesday's 4-0 win at Watford, he is six clear at the top of this season's standings.
|Kevin De Bruyne||19||NOR (H)|
|Trent Alexander-Arnold||13||NEW (A)|
|Andrew Robertson||11||NEW (A)|
If he sets up a goal he will equal Thierry Henry's Premier League record of 20 assists in a campaign, achieved in 2002/03. And the Belgian could go on to exceed that total, establishing a new mark in the competition.
Encouragingly for De Bruyne, Man City have scored 16 goals in their last four matches, while Norwich have the worst defensive record in the league with 70 goals conceded.