10 best forwards in the league

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  1. Feb 12, 2019 at 05:19
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    hellohello Full Member

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    Who are the 10 best forwards in the league? Can you make a top 10 list? By forward I mean players like Hazard, Aubameyang and Salah, not Pogba, Eriksen and DeBryune.

    I'm genuinely curious if there is a general consensus on here or if the opinions vary greatly.

    My one (little bias perhaps?)

    1. Kane
    2. Salah
    3. Aguero
    4. Sterling

    5. Hazard
    6. Mane
    7. Son
    8. Rashford
    9. Aubameyang
    10. Martial
  2. Feb 12, 2019 at 05:28
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    hasanejaz88 Full Member

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    No Sane? He should surely be there if you're putting Sterling and Hazard like players in there as well. My list though :

    Kane
    Aguero
    Hazard
    Salah
    Aubamayeng
    Sterling
    Sane
    Rashford
    Martial
    Son

    Martial has the potential to be at the top but he has to improve his performances. He has also been a bit overshadowed by Rashers and Pogba since Ole came in.
  3. Feb 12, 2019 at 05:55
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    Vinay Nair New Member

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    Aguero
    Kane
    Salah
    Sterling
    Rashford
    Son (on form, not sheer talent)
    Martial (needs more consistency)
    Mane
    Aubameyang
    Sane/Jesus/Hazard

    In one year's time:
    Martial
    Rashford
    The rest :D
  4. Feb 12, 2019 at 05:58
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    Aguero
    Kane
    Salah
    Son
    Sterling
    Hazard
    Aubemayang
    Rashford
    Mane
    Sane

    Honourable mentions: Martial, Firmino
  5. Feb 12, 2019 at 06:11
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    hellohello Full Member

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    I rate Sane, but more so last season than this season from what I have seen. He would be my 11th pick :)
  6. Feb 12, 2019 at 06:14
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    1. Aguero
    2. Hazard
    3. Martial
    4. Salah
    5. Sterling
    6. Kane
    7. Rashford
    8. Sané
    9. Son
    10. Mané/Aubameyang
  7. Feb 12, 2019 at 06:20
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    Scroto Baggins Full Member

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    On current form? Over their whole career? Im going to go over their whole career so Aubamayang will lose some ground as it is his first season.

    Aguero
    Kane
    Hazard
    Salah
    Sterling
    Firmino
    Son
    Aubamayang
    Rashford
    Martial
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  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 06:27
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    Gandalf Greyhame Full Member Scout

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    Kane
    Aguero
    Hazard
    Salah
    Martial
    Son
    Rashford
    Firmino
    Vardy
    Aubameyang
  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 07:15
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    Hazard
    Salah
    Aguero
    Kane
    Sterling
  10. Feb 12, 2019 at 07:34
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Not really in order:

    Hazard
    Kane
    Salah
    Aguero
    Sterling
    Mane
    Vardy
    Son
    Auba
    Martial
  11. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:11
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    I think there are several who you can't leave out, i.e. Aguero, Salah, Kane, Hazard and Aubameyang.

    That leaves room for 5 others, and a pool to pick from would look like:

    Sane
    Sterling
    Jesus
    Mane
    Firmino
    Son
    Rashford
    Martial
    Lacazette
    Vardy
    Wilson

    Notable omissions are Higuain, Alexis and Lukaku whose recent form simply doesn't warrant a place in that list at the moment.

    If I had to pick 5, I'd go Son, Sane, Sterling, Lacazette probably.
  12. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:16
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    You've done your absolute best not to pick Rashford or Martial here haven't you? Lacazette and Sane are easily behind both of them.
  13. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:20
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    That's 4. And you are having a laugh.
  14. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:24
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    Only a matter of time until Lukaku is back on these lists.
  15. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:28
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    On current form, I'd have Rashford ahead of Sane, but he's not better than Sane just yet. That guy was tearing everyone apart at the start of the season and during last season. I think you'd probably struggle to find a non-United fan who'd have Rashford ahead of Sane if you look past his form under Solskjaer. And Lacazette has a lot more pedigree than Rashford and has done it for many more years.

    You don't have to be so defensive about it, mate. I included both of your players in the pool to pick from, but both of them were not even uncontested starters last season and the first part of this one.
  16. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:38
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    I'm not being defensive about it but if we're talking about best strikers in the PL on current form, you'd find it hard to leave out Rashford and Martial. Sane is a good player and I'd probably hold him in the same regard as Martial but that's just me. Lacazette however has done absolutely nothing in all his time (mostly on Arsenal's bench) to be considered, it's like picking Giroud based on the his World Cup medal. Anyway, I respect your opinion but I don't agree with it, that's all.
  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:40
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    On current form, yes I'd have Rashford in (Martial not as imo he hasn't been better than for example Mane).

    Sane 17/18 - 27 starts, 5 subs, 10G + 15A
    Sane 18/19 - 17 starts, 6 subs, 8G + 10A

    Rashford 17/18 - 17 starts, 18 subs, 7G + 5A
    Rashford 18/19 - 17 starts, 5 subs, 9G + 7A

    Martial 17/18 - 18 starts, 12 subs, 9G + 5A
    Martial 18/19 - 15 starts, 5 subs, 9G + 2A

    If anything, these stats show that Sane is easily in front of both, not behind them. And yes, he plays for City whilst the other two had Mourinho to deal with, but still, it's definitely a valid claim to have him in front of Rashford and Martial (in general, not on current form).

    With respect to Lacazette, I think he's done well whenever he's gotten the chance next to Aubameyang. Obviously I had him in based on his career in general and not his stint in the PL, and yes I'd have Rashford in ahead of him on current form.
  18. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:40
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    Hazard
    Salah
    Aguero
    Sterling
    Kane
    Martial
    Sane
    Rashford
    Heung
    Mane
  19. Feb 12, 2019 at 08:55
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    Err...what? Rashford and Martial have just started playing well for more than a couple of games since what? 2 years?

    I'd say based on performance over the last 2 years:
    1./2. Agüero/Salah
    3. Sterling
    4. Kane
    5. Hazard
    6. Sané
    7. Son
    8. Mané
    9. Firmino
    10. Vardy

    Based on what I think they'd be capable of when in top-form:
    1. Hazard
    2. Agüero
    3. Kane
    4. Salah
    5./6. Sterling/Sané
    7. Firmino
    8. Aubameyang
    9./10./11./12. Mané/Martial/Rashford/Son
  20. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:01
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Using that logic Martial and Rashford > Mane.

    [​IMG]

    Overall Sane is better or had better season since 2017-18 than Rashford and Martial but Lacazette isn't better. Martial end product is better than Mane's too and this with playing for Jose Mourinho in all but 8 games.
  21. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:03
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Sane has been way better than both of them for the last two seasons. A group of good games in a month from them is hardly enough to be ahead of him.
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    In no particular order;

    Martial, Salah, Mane, Aguero, Sane, Sterling, Aubameyang, Hazard, Kane, Son
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    pierrethesnack Full Member

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    How fecking dare you
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    Aguero
    Salah
    Kane

    Hazard
    Son
    Sterling

    Rashford
    Aubamayeng
    Mane

    1 of:
    Sane
    Martial
    Higuain (maybe too early in the PL but more based on his career I guess)
    Vardy
    Firmino
  25. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:20
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Cheers, interesting stats. Mane can indeed be incredibly wasteful, but he still consistently gets his annual share of goals and assists as a forward in our team, of course.

    I could probably live with someone else instead of Lacazette although I do feel he deserves to be mentioned looking at his whole career, albeit the majority of which was in France. Sane, no, he has to be in there for me.
  26. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:24
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Yeah Sane should be there. Him and Sterling are just superb wingers.

    Re Mane, he has scored or assisted 3 more goals than Rashford playing 900 more mins (which is around 10 games) and 5 more goals than Martial playing 1368 more mins ( which is around 15 games).

    At least going by stats it's Sane>Martial>Rashfod>Mane.

    Just going by stats though, people obviously rate players differently.
  27. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:29
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    TheLiverBird Full Member

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    In no order

    Salah
    Mane
    Firmino

    Aguero
    Sterling
    Sane

    Kane
    Hazard
    Rashford

    Aubameyang
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    1) Salah
    2) Hazard
    3) Kun Aguero
    4) Kane
    5) Mané
    6) Sterling
    7) Auba
    8) Firmino
    9) Son
    10) Martial
  29. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:36
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    Kane
    Hazard
    Aguero
    Salah
    Sterling
    Aubameyang
    Rashford
    Mane
    Firmino
    Sane
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    Aguero is the best CF in the league and has been for sometime, his record in big matches is just unreal

    Kane is 2nd best and then there’s a small gap where likes of Aubameyang/Salah/Hazard fit in.
  31. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:42
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    So true. Aguero still so unjustifiably under rated.
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  32. Feb 12, 2019 at 09:43
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    What's the timeframe being considered? Current form? Last 2 seasons? Overall careers of the current PL forwards? If it's the first then Martial and Rashford should be there somewhere. If it's the last then leave those two out but Alexis and arguably Lukaku have to be in the list.
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    1) Salah
    2) Aguero
    3) Kane
    4) Hazard
    5) Sterling
    6) Mane
    7) Martial
    8) Aubameyang
    9) Firminho
    10) Rashford
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    1) Salah
    2) Hazard
    3) Aguero
    4) Kane
    5) Mané
    6) Sterling
    7) Sane
    8) Firmino
    9) Son
    10) Aubameyang
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    The players on these lists just shows that the quality in the PL we get to watch now is crazy.
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    TheLiverBird Full Member

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    Isn’t it just

    It’s a squeeze to narrow it to 10, a big squeeze, plenty left on the periphery
  37. Feb 12, 2019 at 10:04
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    Wade3 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    This list is gonna be fun to revisit after a couple of months.
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    Aubameyang is not better than Martial. Salah is not better than Kane and Aguero.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Not entirely sure how you compare a goal scoring machine like Aguero with someone like Hazard who is probably the best player in the league?

    I also assume the likes of Alli and Lingard aren't included either given the likes of De Bruyne and Pogba are ineligible?

    I guess mine would be

    1- Hazard
    2- Kane
    3- Aguero
    4- Salah
    5- Sterling
    6- Sane
    7- Son
    8- Mane
    9- Martial
    10 - Rashford
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  40. Feb 12, 2019 at 10:42
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    hellohello Full Member

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    Good point, I guess there are examples of players who sometimes play as a forward and sometimes play more of a midfield role, I'd say include them if you think they are a top 10 player when playing as a forward (striker or part of the forward line).

    And I don't know if most people think Hazard is the best player in the league, that's partly why I think it's interesting to hear peoples opinions. Looking at peoples list I'd say he is in the conversation, but without counting I'm not sure he is the one most people would pick as the best forward, never mind player.

    I'd say who you think is currently the better player. What a player did 5 years ago doesn't make him a better player right now. However, the player have to show that it isn't just a current purple patch, so I guess it's a mix. You are of course free to pick what criterion you want, and as is always the case with these lists, different people have different criterion to judge who they think is a better player.

    Either way, if you consider the last 2 years I don't think Sanchez would be anywhere near, at least not for me, he wasn't great for Arsenal before he was signed. Lukaku was decent last season, but not exceptional imo, and right now he is not showing anything to make him deserve to be on a top 10 imo.