Ranking the five players with the most ever goal involvements after 6 Premier League games

Harry Kane has received plenty of plaudits over the opening weeks of the campaign following a scintillating start to the season, the England captain appearing to have taken his game to new heights as the focal point of the Tottenham attack.

Kane is a two-time winner of the Premier League Golden Boot and has long been lauded as an elite goalscorer, however, his creative qualities have also been evident this season with the forward leading the league for assists.

Following the Spurs striker’s stunning start we’ve decided to look back at some other early stars of past Premier League campaigns.

Here are the five players with the most ever goal involvements after six Premier League fixtures:

Micky Quinn – 11 (1992/93)

The inaugural season of the Premier League saw Micky Quinn take the newly-formed division by storm after signing for Coventry City, enjoying a blistering individual start to the campaign for the Sky Blues.

Quinn had enjoyed a fine goalscoring record in the lower leagues with a succession of clubs including the likes of Portsmouth and Newcastle, before Coventry took a chance on the 30-year-old just three months into the first Premier League campaign.

It proved an inspired move as Quinn scored twice on his debut in defeat to Manchester City, before scoring in each of his first four fixtures for his new side.

Despite six goals in those four games, Coventry failed to secure a single win, until Quinn starred once more in thrashings of Liverpool and Aston Villa, taking his tally to an incredible 10 goals in just six games.

The self-acclaimed ‘fastest player in the Premier League over one yard’ added an assist to make it 11 goal contributions in that time, whilst he remains one of just seven players to have scored in each of their first four Premier League games.

Wayne Rooney – 11 (2011/12)

Wayne Rooney enjoyed a sensational start to the league season during the 2011/12 campaign, the Manchester United forward opening his account at West Bromwich Albion on the opening day before scoring in a 3-0 success over Tottenham a week later.

The third game of the season saw Rooney truly star in what remains one of the most remarkable results in the division’s history, the England international hitting a hat-trick as Arsenal were hit for eight at Old Trafford.

Rooney scored two sublime free-kicks – the first seeing him reach 150 goals for the Red Devils – as the north London side were humbled in emphatic fashion by the reigning champions, completing his treble from the penalty spot late on.

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Rooney hit another hat-trick in the following game against Bolton to make it eight goals in just four appearances and he remains one of just five players – alongside Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright, Didier Drogba and Harry Kane – to have scored successive Premier League hat-tricks.

Another goal against Chelsea and two assists in the opening six fixtures made it 11 goal contributions for a player at the peak of his powers, Rooney’s haul the joint-fourth highest of any player after six games.

Cesc Fabregas – 12 (2009/10)

Only former Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs has ever recorded more Premier League assists than Cesc Fabregas, with the Spaniard at his creative best over the opening weeks of the 2009/10 campaign.

Fabregas ensured Arsenal got off to the best possible start to the season by scoring twice and assisting a further two goals in a 6-1 win at Everton on the opening day, the start of a prolific run of goal contributions from the playmaker.

He registered consecutive contributions with one goal and two assists from clashes against Manchester City, Wigan and Fulham, before a sensational individual display against Blackburn catapulted him into this list.

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Fabregas scored once and provided four assists as the Gunners secured a 6-2 win at the Emirates, becoming just the third player, after former Arsenal stars Dennis Bergkamp and Jose Antonio Reyes, to create four goals in a single fixture.

Thierry Henry – 12 (2004/05)

Arsenal entered the 2004/05 campaign as champions and on the back of a historic unbeaten season under Arsene Wenger, the north London side picking up where they left off with eight wins from their opening nine games.

Thierry Henry had won a PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year double the previous season and began in similarly impressive fashion, registering 12 goal contributions in just six league fixtures for the Gunners.

Henry scored five league goals and registered seven assists as Arsenal won their opening five before a draw with Bolton, their French forward once more at his imperious best and arguably the finest player in the division at that time.

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Arsenal ultimately fell short in their bid to defend the title as a billionaire backed Chelsea ended a 50-year wait for league success, but it was another stand-out individual season for Henry who won a third Premier League Golden Boot and finished behind only Chelsea’s Frank Lampard for assists.

Harry Kane – 13 (2020/21)

Harry Kane’s start to the season is the most prolific in Premier League history in terms of goal contributions, the forward averaging more than two-per-game in a breathtaking individual start for Spurs.

Kane has scored five league goals including braces against both Manchester United and West Ham, though it has been his creative qualities that have most impressed as he has continued to drop deeper and pick passes for teammates.

Son Heung-Min has been the biggest recipient of Kane’s evolving style, with seven of the 27-year-old’s assists provided directly to his South Korean teammate.

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That haul includes a sensational four assists to Son in a 5-2 thrashing of Southampton in September, the first time in Premier League history a player has directly assisted the same teammate four times in single fixture.

Kane’s performances have raised optimism that Spurs can finally end their wait for silverware this season, their most recent success coming in the League Cup some 12 years ago.

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