Here are all the statistics of top midfielders like Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard.
The Premier League is one of Europe’s top five leagues. It is
the richest football league in the world and is widely
considered to be the most competitive one as well.
A plethora of top players across positions, especially
goalscoring midfielders, have graced the English top flight
over the years. Some of them have helped their teams win
multiple titles in the competition while scoring and assisting
On that note, here’s a look at the five midfielders with the
most goal contributions in the history of the Premier
Spoiler Alert: No active players make the list. James Milner
(142) and Kevin De Bruyne (134) narrowly miss the top five.
#5 David Silva – 153 (60 goals, 93
David Silva is one of the premier midfielders to have
graced the English top flight, especially in the last decade.
After arriving on English shores from Valencia in the
summer of 2010, Silva spent a hugely successful ten-
season stint with Manchester City. During this period, the
36-year-old made over 300 Premier League appearances,
winning the competition four times. City won over 200 of
Silva tallied over 150 goal contributions in the Premier
League, with 71 of them coming in City’s four triumphant
campaigns. Though he was not a prolific goalscorer, the
midfielder racked up almost 100 league assists.
Now at Real Sociedad, Silva hasn’t quite replicated his City
exploits, bagging only three goals and seven assists across
competitions in over 50 games.
#4 Cesc Fabregas – 161 (50 goals, 111
Cesc Fabregas had a fabulous 14-season spell in the
English top flight. Making his name as a precocious
teenager in the early 2000s, the 34-year-old is one of only
four players to register over 100 assists in the competition.
Although he spent eight seasons at Arsenal in the 2000s
and early 2010s, Fabregas won the competition twice with
Chelsea. The Spaniard made exactly 350 appearances in
the Premier League, winning 200 games .
The Monaco midfielder’s last goal in the English top flight
came during Chelsea’s 2017-18 campaign.
#3 Paul Scholes – 162 (107 goals, 55
Paul Scholes is one of the best and most successful
midfielders to have graced the Premier League.
With nearly 500 appearances in the competition spanning 19
seasons, all for Manchester United, Scholes won 11 titles.
The former England international contributed more goals –
over 100 – in the English top flight than he did assists.
In one of his most successful campaigns in the competition
in 2002-03, Scholes scored 14 times and bagged three
The 47-year-old bagged at least one goal in each of his 19
seasons in the English top flight. His 11 titles in the
competition include two separate three-peats.
#2 Steven Gerrard – 212 (120 goals, 92
Steven Gerrard is widely regarded as one of the best players
never to have won the Premier League.
One of only two players with over 200 goal contributions in
the English top flight, Gerrard spent 17 seasons in the
competition, all with Liverpool. The current Aston Villa
manager bagged a rich haul of 120 goals and almost 100
assists in the English top flight.
In one of his best seasons in the competition, the 41-year-
old bagged 13 goals and as many assists in 2013-14.
However, Liverpool suffered a spectacular implosion on the
cusp of their first league title in the Premier League era as
the Reds finished two points behind Manchester City.
Gerrard contributed 16 goals and nine assists in 2008-09 as
the Reds ended four points adrift of champions Manchester
#1 Frank Lampard – 279 (177 goals,
Frank Lampard is arguably the best goalscoring midfielder
in the history of the Premier League.
The current Everton manager is the only player in the
competition’s history to score over 100 goals and 100
assists. In 609 appearances in the English top flight across
20 seasons, Lampard won the competition three times – all
The former England international was a key player in the
Blues’ triumphant league-winning teams in 2004-05 and
2005-06. Lampard contributed a colossal 13 goals and 18
assists as the Blues won their first league title in five
decades (2003-04). The following season, the midfielder
tallied 16 goals and eight assists as Chelsea successfully
defended their title.
In 2009-10, Lampard bagged 22 goals and 14 assists as
Chelsea won their their league title in six years. The
Englishman’s 177 strikes in the Premier League make him
the competition’s fifth-most prolific scorer and the top-