Top 5 Premier League players of the season so far

The 2022/23 Premier League season was already full of action and goals. Manchester City may be showing the form of champions on the run, but Arsenal have also been strong.

In addition to the teams playing well, there were some sensational individual displays. Erling Haaland has turned the Premier League into his personal playpen. Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus looks like the complete striker who led Palmeiras to the Brazilian title.

It is always difficult to rank players in the Premier League, especially given the intense fandom involved. However, after about eight games, we can start to see patterns emerging.

Who are the top 5 Premier League players so far?
#1 Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
Erling Haaland is the Premier League’s top scorer. He has scored hat-tricks in three consecutive home games for Manchester City and may well break the record for goals in a single Premier League season.

Haland is amazing. He doesn’t need to be involved in the construction game. Many worried about this when he joined Manchester City. Through eight games, it doesn’t seem to be a problem.

Manchester City needed a top scorer and he is the best. You cannot stop it. His movement is so decisive, he can stay still and like a shark he is in the penalty area ready to attack. The ball is at the back of the net before the defense realizes what is happening.

His tally of 14 league goals in eight games is surprisingly good. Also, there are no signs of an imminent lull anytime soon.

#2 James Maddison (Leicester City)
It’s hard to stand out on a team that continually suffers from terrible results. Leicester City’s season has been abject, but James Maddison leaves a mark on games all the same.

In seven games, he has five goals and two assists. He sought to make things happen for Leicester when those around him went into hiding.

England’s call-up is scheduled for the World Cup. Based on the form, it’s hard to divert attention from Maddison. He is one of the most creative players in the league.

 

#3 Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
Gabriel Jesus was good at Manchester City. However, the intricate nature of the piece made it difficult to produce and contribute. There, he needed to pass the ball

He is a far better player than that. Jesus is the archetypal Brazilian. He plays with flair, confidence and likes to dribble with the ball.

His move to the Gunners allowed fans to see this complete forward. The same player who led Palmeiras to the Brazilian championship as a teenager.

Arsenal needed a player like Jesus since Thierry Henry left the club. He is having that kind of an early impact. He has scored five goals and has three assists.

#4 Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Arsenal deserves to have two representatives in the top five Premier League players of this young season.

Bukayo Saka started the 2022/23 Premier League season tremendously well. After emerging as a utility option as a wing-back in recent years, Saka is now very much an elite playmaking option in attack.

In eight EPL matches this term he has contributed four assists and scored a solitary goal. His work-rate is exceptional and he’s only going to get better.

He might not get the plaudits he deserves. His style is unassuming but it makes a difference. Mikel Arteta couldn’t enjoy the early-season success he’s had without the winger’s contributions.

#5 Ivan Toney (Brentford)

Ivan Toney will not end the season at Brentford. He’s too good. This is a centre-forward that should be kicking the door down to Gareth Southgate’s office to be on the plane to Qatar.

Harry Kane has issues when matches in tournaments go the distance. He can become a passenger. Ivan Toney is the perfect option to come off the bench.

He has five Premier League goals and two assists thus far this term, placing him among the best performing players.

Brentford rely on him to hold the ball up, make brilliant forward runs and to finish chances that come to him.

His chipped goal against Leeds United was a thing of beauty. It showed his technical level is far beyond what many believed last season.

If he doesn’t end the Premier League season with twenty goals it will be a surprise.

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