Saturday, November 26, 2022

Premier League Forwards – 2022/23 Power Rankings And Rating

With the Premier League season well and truly underway, certain players are beginning to stand out from the crowd.

Let’s take a look at who we think have been the ten best forwards in the 2022/23 Premier League campaign so far…

10. Rodrigo (re-entry)

Rodrigo Moreno
Back among the goals / George Wood/GettyImages
After a stunning start to the season, Rodrigo got back to scoring ways against Fulham and got another goal against Liverpool.

9. Leandro Trossard (re-entry)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea FC - Premier League
Trossard ran riot vs Chelsea / MB Media/GettyImages
Leandro Trossard bit the hand that used to feed him against Chelsea, scoring against old manager Graham Potter.

At this rate, Potter might well try to bring him over to Stamford Bridge in January.

8. Callum Wilson (new entry)

Callum Wilson
Free-scoring / Visionhaus/GettyImages
Many expected Callum Wilson to warm the bench this season, but Alexander Isak’s injury has given him a chance to play and he’s taking it, getting six goals and two assists in nine starts including three goal contributions last time out against Aston Villa.

7. Gabriel Martinelli (up 2)

Gabriel Martinelli
Martinelli impressed at the weekend / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages
Gabriel Martinelli ended his five-match goal drought against Nottingham Forest and now has five in the league this season, as well as two assists.

6. Aleksandar Mitrovic (down 2)

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Proving the doubters wrong / Visionhaus/GettyImages
‘Yeah, but can he do it in the Premier League?’

He absolutely can. He has nine goals in 12 games this season, with his side’s 0-0 draw with Everton one of the few where he hasn’t had his shooting boots on.

5. Gabriel Jesus (up 1)

Gabriel Jesus
Jesus has transformed Arsenal’s front line. / Visionhaus/GettyImages
After a dip in form, Gabriel Jesus looked back to his best against Nottingham Forest, getting two assists.

4. Miguel Almiron (new entry)

Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson
Almiron is in astonishing form / Stu Forster/GettyImages
Jack Grealish is usually the one making a fool of other players, but he’s being made a fool of by Miguel Almiron this season.

The man who the Man City player took the mick out of back in May has been on absolute fire recently, getting six goals in his last six games.

You should’ve never doubted him, Jack.

3. Bukayo Saka (-)

Saka bagged a brace / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages
The England international only played 27 minutes against Nottingham Forest and still got an assist. Show-off.

2. Harry Kane (-)

Harry Kane
Six goals so far – but does Kane have more to offer? / Visionhaus/GettyImages
Kane, quietly continues to chip away, managing 10 goals from 13 games thus far.

Quite the firing rate for a striker in a team not at it. Antonio Conte’s Spurs project is very quickly becoming a Kane carry job.

1. Erling Haaland (-)

Erling Haaland
Alan Shearer’s worst nightmare. / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages
Remember when people were speculating on Manchester City’s ability to accommodate Haaland in their tactical setup? Remember the Darwin Nunez comparisons? Remember the Community Shield? Us neither.

Haaland has made a mockery of the Premier League so far, making scoring goals look so easy you almost want to make fun of Alan Shearer for only managing 260. If he stays at the Etihad for the long term, there’s no telling just how far the Norwegian can go.

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