Much has been made of the almost telepathic partnership between Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser this season, but statistics suggest that Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez could rival them for the Premier League’s most dangerous duo.
Wilson and Fraser have combined for an impressive nine goals this season, making them the most effective league partnership.
Wilson has laid on four goals for the Scotsman so far, while Fraser has created five for The Cherries striker.
But with Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton leading the way with only 13 goals, the Bournemouth pair could well break the record altogether.
However quietly performing behind the pair are Newcastle’s Perez and Rondon.
Although the pair might not score hatful’s, they do often have a hand in each other’s goals.
Rondon and Perez: The PL’s underrated duo?
Although you’d expect Perez to be the creator, remarkably Rondon has assisted four of Perez’s six PL goals this season.
Perez has also assisted one of Rondon’s strikes, meaning as a combination they’ve scored five goals.
This might not seem very high, but in terms of a combination, it makes them one of the most successful in the league.
For example, the second most effective duo this season are Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero, who have combined just seven times for Man City.
But the difference with the Perez and Rondon partnership is how key they are to each other’s success.
Without Sterling, Aguero would have still scored 15 goals this season, yet Rondon has created over 60% of Perez’s goals.
The Toon pair have scored a total of 15 goals this season, combining for a third of them.
If Newcastle can keep hold of the pair, their connection would surely only get stronger next season.