Premier League’s best forwards – ranked


The Premier League and iconic strikers go hand in hand. Thierry Henry. Alan Shearer. Ruud van Nistelrooy. The list goes on and on.

There’s no shortage of lethal goalscorers in England’s top flight right now, either.

This week our list of the 10 best forwards in the Premier League is powered by 90min’s ‘Football Tackles’ charity of the week: KitAid.

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10. Wilfried Zaha

Zaha enjoyed his Premier League season in front of goal
Zaha enjoyed his Premier League season in front of goal / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Wilfried Zaha enjoyed his best Premier League season in front of goal under Patrick Vieira and generally revelled in the free-flowing style of play employed by the Frenchman.

The Ivorian was in particularly good touch towards the end of the season and netted in the 1-0 win over Manchester United on the final day – his 14th goal of the campaign.

9. Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota scored some important goals for Liverpool
Diogo Jota scored some important goals for Liverpool / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Liverpool’s forward options really are a joy to behold, particularly after Luis Diaz’s arrival in January.

One of their star turns is Diogo Jota, and although his form dipped a little towards the end of the season, he was still brilliant on the whole.


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8. Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy
Vardy was in terrific form despite suffering with injuries / Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages

Injuries finally caught up with the evergreen Jamie Vardy during 2021/22 but he still showed he has a razor sharp eye for goal.

Leicester’s leading light bagged 15 goals in 25 Premier League appearances, with his return at the end of the season key to an upturn in Foxes form. A goal every 120 minutes played even put Vardy on a par with a certain Mohamed Salah.

7. Phil Foden

Phil Foden, Joao Cancelo
Foden celebrating / Robin Jones/GettyImages

After a lot of internal canvassing at 90min HQ (mainly by Graeme Bailey), Phil Foden finally cemented his place as one of the Premier League’s top forwards.

That achievement was swiftly followed by a second successive Premier League Young Player of the Season award win and the Premier League. Not bad at all.

6. Jarrod Bowen

Jarrod Bowen
Bowen broke into the England squad after shining for West Ham / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Jarrod Bowen’s stock has risen exponentially over the last 18 months.

Not only is he now a regular goalscorer for West Ham, he’s one of the finest inside forwards operating in the Premier League and has a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the summer Nations League games.

Well deserved, too.

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5. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo scored plenty of goals for United / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

The performances of April’s Player of the Month award winner Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the few bright spots of a turgid Manchester United season.

Were it not for his 18 Premier League goals, goodness knows where the Red Devils would have ended up.

4. Harry Kane

Harry Kane
Kane’s game continues to evolve / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

When you need Harry Kane, he’s always there.

Spurs weren’t at their best for much of the season, but they came good when they needed to in the race for Champions League football – spearheaded by their talismanic striker.

Now he’s even willing to consider a new contract.

3. Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane
Mane’s form picked up as the months wore on / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

11 league goals last season was a bit of a disappointing return for Sadio Mane, which shows just how far he’s progressed at Anfield in recent years.

He was back to his best this season, however, bagging 16 Premier League goals and winning the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nice one.

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2. Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah
Salah is Liverpool’s main man / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Mohamed Salah has been truly incredible since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017, putting up terrifying numbers year after year.

The 2021/22 season saw him share the Golden Boot with Son Heung-min and pick up the Playmaker Award for most assists. The only thing missing was the Premier League title, with Salah and Liverpool denied by Manchester City (again).

1. Son Heung-min

Heung-Min Son
Son is one of Tottenham’s most important players / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Son Heung-min has been the man for Tottenham this season.

With Harry Kane’s role evolving under Antonio Conte, the South Korean stepped up when his side needed him the most, going on the most incredible run of scoring.

His 23 goals bagged him the Golden Boot with Salah, and led Spurs back into the Champions League at Arsenal’s expense. Does it get any better?


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