Top 5 Premier League Forwards So Far
Top 5 Forwards in the Premier League
In the midst of week thirteen, Premier League fans have been treated to some great games and plenty of goals. There has been some great play from many teams and more upsets than a fan could ask for.
Teams like Manchester United, Manchester City, and Tottenham have been surprisingly poor, while teams such have Arsenal, Liverpool, and Everton have played surprisingly well.
As always, clubs can find goals from all positions, but forwards have been particularly capable this year for many teams.
With the plethora of top-quality attackers gracing the English top flight, many teams are looking for ways to put all of their best players on the field at once. Wayne Rooney has been pushed into an attacking midfield role to make room for the less versatile, Robin van Persie. Sergio Aguero has been spread out on the wings for much of the season to accommodate Alvaro Negrado and Edin Dzeko. Despite these alterations, this list will focus on forwards who prefer to play more centrally.
Chelsea, once again, has gotten very minimal production out of their strikers, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o in particular. Midfielders Oscar, Eden Hazard, and Frank Lampard are the Blues’ top three scorers on the season. Christian Benteke and Rickie Lambert were both expected to keep up their form from last season, but as of yet, have failed to produce.
Some honorable mentions go to Loic Remy — the Newcastle striker has quietly scored eight times so far — and to Manchester United strike partners Rooney and van Persie, who have six and seven respectively.
The French forward has stepped out of Robin van Persie’s shadow and has come into his own this season after joining Arsenal from Monpellier a year ago. Olivier Giroud is certainly having his best season at the Emirates.
He has started all thirteen premier league games and has scored seven times, and assisting four goals. Giroud has done well as a lone striker, holding up play, making good runs, and creating eighteen total chances.
At times, Romelu Lukaku has looked like a man possessed. At only 20 years old, the imposing striker is having another great season on loan from his parent club, Chelsea.
Lukaku has had a great goal haul, hitting the net eight times in nine games this season for Everton.
The Belgian striker’s pass accuracy is not great, but has a phenomenal shot accuracy at 81 percent.
Liverpool has given new life to Daniel Sturridge. He has taken the most of the opportunity to start up front, becoming the main man while Luis Suarez was serving his suspension. In twelve games, Daniel Sturridge has scored nine times and assisted twice, while creating eleven total chances.
Sturridge could have faded into the background with the return of Suarez, yet he has maintained his high level of confidence and the pair have become the most feared strike partnership in the whole League.
After serving his ban for last year’s biting incident, Luis Suarez has picked up where he left off in 2012-13.
In fact, Suarez might be on his way to an even better season, if that is even possible, with nine goals in seven games. His hat trick against West Brom was nothing short of stunning. Suarez has only one assist out of his nineteen chances created, and along with Sturridge, has a shot accuracy of 58 percent.
At the top of this list is the most in-form player in the league at the moment. The Argentine forward has been fantastic despite being forced to share time with Edin Dzeko and newcomer, Alvaro Negrado.
In eleven games — only three of which he has played a full 90 minutes — Aguero has scored ten times and has recorded four assists. Shooting with 72 percent accuracy and having created nineteen chances, Aguero has been the backbone for Manchester City’s climb back up the league table.