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The 10 most improved players in the Premier League so far this season

With five of their forwards among the Premier League’s most improved players, it’s no wonder Manchester City are five points clear at the top of the table

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Having understandably taken some time to settle into life at a new club in a new country last season, Leroy Sané is unquestionably up to speed now, offering Pep Guardiola great options in the final third. He scored and set up a goal against Burnley at the weekend – his fifth goal and fourth assist of the season – the German has already had a hand in more goals this season (nine) than last (eight) despite playing 1,290 fewer minutes. He is taking more shots per game (up to 2.9 from 1.7), is making more key passes (up to 2.3 from 1.8), and is more accurate with his crossing (up from 17% to 25%). Rating: 7.53, up 0.47 on last season.

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