Having missed the majority of last season through injury, Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy has been like a new signing for Pep Guardiola’s side this season.
Joining from French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco for £52 million two summer windows ago, in the opening weeks of the 2018/19 campaign he is already proving just how important he will be in his side’s title defence this season.
The Frenchman is absolutely key to Pep Guardiola’s style of play. His pace, power and energy enable to him to single-handedly dominate the left flank and he is always getting himself into excellent attacking positions.
In just two Premier League games, the World Cup winner has recorded an impressive four assists, and could really have had two more had the statistical decision makers been more generous.
His underlying numbers show he has completed five key passes, while he has fired an impressive 18 crosses into the opposition penalty area.
Playing almost as a left-winger in a City side that is capable of scoring endless goals, the possibilities are endless for the former Monaco man this season.
If he is able to maintain his current level of performance, there is no reason to suggest he cannot beat the all-time Premier League assist record for a single season, currently 20, held by compatriot Thierry Henry (2002/03).