JACK Cork's importance to the Burnley side has been underlined by new research showing he is leading the charts for setting up assists for the club this season.

The figures show which players at each Premier League club are assisting the most assists, providing the key pace for the assist.

While Johann Berg Gudmundsson leads the way for the Clarets in terms of assists with five, it's Cork who is top assister of the assists, also collecting five.

The figures, collated by BetStars, highlight the importance of Cork's forward passing from a deep midfield role and having scored once and made one standard assist this season he has been closely involved in seven of the 19 Premier League goals Burnley have scored.

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