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The ultimate Premier League review: Haaland, Gabriel Jesus & the best players so far

11:00 BST 11/09/2022
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As the Premier League pauses to reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, GOAL has a look at some of the best performing players so far

Six games have come and gone in the 2022-23 Premier League season and what a rollercoaster we have had so far. We've seen the lot - a 9-0 hammering, sensational comebacks and we even got a sequel to one of the most entertaining Premier League games in history with 'Battle of the Bridge II' between Chelsea and Tottenham.

Erling Haaland has broken record after record with a dazzling goal-scoring run, whilst Aleksandar Mitrovic is proving week in, week out that he can cut it at this level.

We've already seen some managers relieved of their duties, notably Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, who has since been replaced by Graham Potter.

Last seasons runners-up, Liverpool, have endured an unusual start, with star men Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah far off the level we know they can reach.

The Reds' poor form has allowed north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham to flex their muscles, while Manchester United have recovered from early bruisings against Brighton and Brentford to sit five points off the top of the table.

But who have been the best player so far? GOAL has crunched the numbers and found out who has shone so in the opening weeks of the Premier League season:

  • Erling Haaland

    Most shots on target

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Shots on target

    =1

    Erling Haaland

    Manchester City

    15

    =1

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

    Fulham

    15

    3

    Anthony Gordon

    Everton

    13

    4

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham

    12

    5

    Roberto Firmino

    Liverpool

    9

  • Nick Pope Newcastle 2022-23

    Most saves

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Saves

    1

    Nick Pope

    Newcastle

    28

    =2

    David Raya

    Brentford

    26

    =2

    Jordan Pickford

    Everton

    26

    4

    Dean Henderson

    Nottingham Forest

    25

    5

    Emiliano Martinez

    Aston Villa

    21

  • Gabriel Jesus Arsenal 2022-23

    Most dribbles completed

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Dribbles completed

    =1

    Gabriel Jesus

    Arsenal

    16

    =1

    Eberechi Eze

    Crystal Palace

    16

    =3

    Joelinton

    Newcastle

    15

    =3

    Marcus Tavernier

    Bournemouth

    15

    5

    Luis Diaz

    Liverpool

    14

  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2022

    Most chances created (including assists)

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Chances created

    1

    Mohamed Salah

    Liverpool

    24

    2

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Manchester City

    21

    3

    Jack Harrison

    Leeds United

    18

    4

    Ilkay Gundogan

    Manchester City

    16

    5

    James Ward-Prowse

    Southampton

    15

  • Rodri Manchester City 2022-23

    Most successful passes

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Successful passes

    1

    Rodri

    Manchester City

    541

    2

    Kyle Walker

    Manchester City

    500

    3

    Ruben Dias

    Manchester City

    498

    4

    Virgil van Dijk

    Liverpool

    465

    5

    Joao Cancelo

    Manchester City

    426

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 2022-23

    Most successful open-play crosses

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Succesful open-play crosses

    1

    Trent Alexander-Arnold

    Liverpool

    12

    =2

    Lucas Digne

    Aston Villa

    8

    =2

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Manchester City

    8

    4

    Neco Williams

    Nottingham Forest

    7

    5

    Ivan Perisic

    Tottenham

    6

  • Erling Haaland Manchester City 2022-23

    Highest expected goals (xG) total

    Position

    Name

    Club

    xG Total

    1

    Erling Haaland

    Manchester City

    6.4

    2

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

    Fulham

    4.27

    3

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham

    4.25

    4

    Gabriel Jesus

    Arsenal

    3.39

    5

    Ivan Toney

    Brentford

    3.04

  • Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 2022-23

    Highest expected assists (xA) total

    Position

    Name

    Club

    xA Total

    1

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Manchester City

    2.46

    =2

    Trent Alexander-Arnold

    Liverpool

    1.54

    =2

    Mohamed Salah

    Liverpool

    1.54

    =4

    Phil Foden

    Manchester City

    1.4

    =4

    Pascal Gross

    Brighton

    1.4

  • Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 2022-2

    Most duels won

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Duels won

    1

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

    Fulham

    65

    2

    Gabriel Jesus

    Arsenal

    57

    3

    Joao Palhinha

    Fulham

    50

    4

    Jordan Ayew

    Crystal Palace

    48

    5

    Pascal Struijk

    Leeds United

    46

  • Gabriel Jesus Arsenal 2022-23

    Most fouls won

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Fouls won

    1

    Gabriel Jesus

    Arsenal

    21

    2

    Wilfried Zaha

    Crystal Palace

    16

    =3

    James Maddison

    Leicester City

    12

    =3

    James Justin

    Leicester City

    12

    =3

    Brenden Aaronson

    Leeds United

    12

  • Joao Palhinha Fulham 2022-23

    Most tackles won

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Tackles won

    1

    Joao Palhinha

    Fulham

    19

    =2

    Neco Williams

    Nottingham Forest

    17

    =2

    Pascal Struijk

    Leeds United

    17

    4

    Tyler Adams

    Leeds United

    15

    5

    Cheick Doucoure

    Crystal Palace

    13