Harry Kane remains in pole position for the 2020/21 Premier League Playmaker of the Season Award, but the race to win the honour by having the most assists is set to go to the wire.
If De Bruyne wishes to claim a third Playmaker Award, after winning it in 2017/18 and 2019/20, he has a good opportunity to close the gap.
Two of Manchester City's remaining four fixtures against teams in the bottom half of the table.
|Kane||13||LEE (A), WOL (H), AVL (H), LEI (A)|
|Fernandes||11||AVL (A), LEI (H), LIV (H), FUL (H), WOL (A)|
|De Bruyne||11||CHE (H), NEW (A), BHA (A), EVE (H)|
|Grealish||10||MUN (H), EVE (H), CRY (A), TOT (A), CHE (H)|
|Son||10||LEE (A), WOL (H), AVL (H), LEI (A)|
Jack Grealish has been hit by a leg injury that has ruled out the Aston Villa midfielder since mid-February.
The form of Kane's team-mate Son Heung-min could yet provide a twist in the tale. Son's assist in Spurs' 4-0 win over Sheffield United moved the South Korean to within three of Kane, who is aiming to become only the third player to finish a season as both top scorer and the most assists.