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Publish on 29/12/2018 at 12h56

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Check out the list of the top ten most decisive players from the first half of the 2018-19 Ligue 1 Conforama season.

Who have been the most decisive players in Ligue 1 Conforama in the first half of season 2018-19? There's little surprise that Paris Saint-Germain - large league leaders at the winter break - boast two players in the top three, but the presence of LOSC's Nicolas Pépé in top spot with the highest tally of goals and assists is something of a revelation. The Ivorian international has had an incredible start to the campaign, his 12 goals putting him third on the scorers chart and his five assists leaving him just shy of top spot on the assists table.

PSG well represented

With three players - Neymar Jr, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé - PSG are the club with the most players in the top ten, while the record with the most even balance between scoring and setting up teammates to score belongs to Olympique Lyonnais' Memphis Depay, who has struck five times while providing six assists.

The Top 10:

1.  Nicolas Pépé (LOSC): 12 goals and five assists (17)
2.  Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
: 13 goals and three assists (16)
2.  Neymar (PSG)
: 11 goals and five assists (16)
4.  Emiliano Sala (FC Nantes)
: 12 goals and two assists (14)
4.  Florian Thauvin (OM)
: 11 goals and three assists (14)
6.  Memphis Depay (OL)
: Five goals and six assists (11)
6.  Max-Alain Gradel (Toulouse FC)
: Seven goals and four assists (11)
8.  Edinson Cavani (PSG)
: 10 goals and no assists (10)
8.  Andy Delort (Montpellier Hérault SC)
: Seven goals and three assists (10)
8.  Wahbi Khazri (AS Saint-Etienne)
: Nine goals and one assist (10)

Meanwhile there are a number of players who haven't yet cracked the top ten but who could easily do so in the second half of the season. Four players have been directly involved in nine goals for their respective sides: RC Strasbourg Alsace tandem Lebo Mothiba and Kenny Lala, Jonathan Bamba (LOSC) and Angel Di Maria (PSG). Just behind them on eight is another foursome: François Kamano (Girondins de Bordeaux), Marcus Thuram (EA Guigamp), Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco) and Gaëtan Laborde (Montpellier Hérault SC).