Best Strikers in the Premier League
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The Premier League is filled with some of the best soccer players of all time. A striker's skills are considered strictly by their statistics, ability, and athleticism. Narrowed down to only the most successful, these are the best strikers in the premier league, and what makes them so great.
One of the best strikers in the premier league, if not the best, Sergio Agüero has been playing since 2011, and is considered one of the best finishers in the world. He has inspired two Premier League titles and has already scored seven league goals in the 2017/18 season. With one more goal, he will become the all-time record goal scorer in the Premier League.
Coming in second to Sergio Agüero, and among the best strikers in the Premier League, Harry Kane also began playing in 2011, first becoming a regular starter in the 2014/15 season. He scored a total of 31 goals that season, moving forward to gaining the title of the top scorer for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons in the Premier League. This means he has scored over 100 goals as a player for Tottenham.
Another one of the best strikers in the Premier League is Spain's Alvaro Morato. With big shoes to fill and some redemption to be had after the injured Eden Hazard, Morato is becoming Chelsea's most important striker—the most important since Didier Drogba. Starting his career in 2010, he went on to win the 2014 Champions league with Real Madrid, as well as the La Liga title, before he joined Chelsea.
Romelu Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the Premier League because of the level his goalscoring is on, with seven league goals already in the 2017/18 season. Plus, before he even turned 23, he was one of five players who had scored 50 goals in the Premier League. To follow, he scored 30 more the following year. He is Belgium's all-time record goal scorer, but signed for Manchester United in 2017. How will he perform for them?
One of the youngest of the best strikers in the premier league is Gabriel Jesus, who has scored six goals, at a rate of one every 82 minutes, all at the age of 20. The striker was voted the Best Newcomer in 2015 by the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and then named the player of the season in 2016. He joined Manchester City as a forward in January of 2017. Also, he wears the number 33 as a tribute to Jesus, as it is said to be the age he was when crucified.
Alexis Sanchez plays as a forward for Arsenal currently, but began his career at the young age of 17. In his first season as a Barcelona player, he payed alongside Lionel Messi and David Villa; they were known as an attacking trio and scored 82 goals in the 2012/13 season. He is now the figurehead of Arsenal, after joining in 2014, and scored 30 goals in the 2016/17 season. He is one of the best strikers in the Premier League because of his intense technique and energy. He is also one of the fastest players in Barcelona history!
One of the best strikers in the Premier League strictly due to his attacking threat is Alexandre Lacazette. Lacazette debuted in professional soccer at the age of 19, and was a star player in the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship for France. Known for his impressive pace, dribbling, and versatile moves, Lacazette is a dangerous threat once he takes possession of the ball.
Marcus Rashford is a forward for Manchester United who scored twice in both of his debuts in the Europa League, as well as scoring in his first match with Manchester, and his first League Cup. When it comes to firsts, Rashford knows how to impress. As one of the best strikers in the Premier League, Rashford was the youngest player to score in his first English senior international match.
Jamie Vardy has played as a striker for Leicester City ever since 2012. Following his addition to the team, he aided them in their win of the 2014 Championship. The 2015/16 season was even more successful for Vardy, due to his eleven consecutive matches with a score, which ultimately broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's record. As one of the best strikers in the Premier League, he was recently voted the Premier League Player of the Season.
As one of the best strikers in the Premier Peague for FC Barcelona, Luis Suarez has won 14 trophies in total and has aided in four league titles, a Copa America, and a UEFA Champions League title. By 2015, he scored 300 career goals, among both club and country. He is Uruguay's all-time leading goalscorer, and was 2010's FIFA World Cup star player. Though he might be one of the best, he is also known for being very aggressive, reportedly having bit opponents on multiple occasions.
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