·1 October 2022
·1 October 2022
The Premier League is home to some of the best strikers in world football.
Both are old-fashioned strikers. Big, strong, quick and only interested in scoring goals.
But strikers come in all shapes and sizes these days.
Take Harry Kane for example.
While his goalscoring record is outrageously good, the Spurs man offers incredible link-up play and drops deep to receive the ball.
But who is the best striker in the Premier League right now?
Well, on Saturday Social on Sky Sports Robbie Lyle from AFTV and Chelsea fan Rory Jennings were tasked with ranking each Premier League club’s No.9 into five tiers – from A to E.
What followed was an interesting debate between the two, arguing which tiers each striker should go into.
Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)Erling Haaland (Manchester City)Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Ivan Toney (Brentford)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea)Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)Alexander Isak (Newcastle)
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)Danny Welbeck (Brighton)Jamie Vardy (Leicester)Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)Michail Antonio (West Ham)Diego Costa (Wolves)
Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth)Patrick Bamford (Leeds)Neal Maupay (Everton)Che Adams (Southampton)
Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace)Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest)
Do we agree with the rankings? Well, there are probably a few changes we would make.
Firstly, we believe that Haaland and Kane belong in a tier of their own. Jesus has made a great start to his Arsenal career but he isn’t on the same level as the Man City and Spurs strikers.
We’d also drop Rashford and Isak down from B to C. While Rashford has started the season well, his form in the last couple of seasons doesn’t warrant him to be placed in the second tier. Meanwhile, Isak is still very unproven in the Premier League.
We don’t have too many issues with the rest of the rankings – although it does seem harsh on Mateta and Awoniyi to be placed in E because they’re very good strikers in their own right.
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