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The Script: Who will win the 2019/20 Premier League Playmaker Award according to the stats

Eden Hazard scooped the gong last season with 15 assists for Chelsea, but which top-flight star will claim the title of top playmaker following the Belgian's big-money move to Real Madrid?

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Introduced during the 2017/18 season, the Premier League Playmaker Award goes to the player who provides the most assists in the division.

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The inaugural award was given to Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian's 16 assists helped Manchester City accumulate a record 100 points in their maiden league title-winning campaign under Pep Guardiola.

Last season saw Eden Hazard take the prize after laying on 15 assists in his final season as a Chelsea player before sealing a dream move to Real Madrid. 

Ahead of this season's big kick-off, we asked Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to crunch all the numbers to produce a full script of the upcoming campaign.

So do the stats experts believe last year's runner-up, Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser, can go one better this time around? 

Will Raheem Sterling maintain his remarkable form as Manchester City pursue a third successive Premier League title?

Could former assist king Mesut Ozil even rediscover his midas touch to inspire Arsenal's bid for a top-four berth?

Read on to find out who the boffins are backing - and when you're done, check out more from The Script.

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