The 10 Most Clinical Forwards In European Football This Season

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Here is a list of some of the most clinical forwards in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues at the moment for 2016/2017 seasons

Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid/La Liga

Currently leading the La Liga goal scoring charts it looks like Griezmann is just getting better and better. Griezmann had what many may call a weird week, I mean last week he assisted the goal for Carrasco and missed from the spot and against Valencia missed from the spot again but scored in open play. Looks like Grizi prefers to scores in open play rather than score from PK, by far he’s been the most clinical forward in Europe this season. He has currently scored 6 goals in La Liga and leads the charts for Pachichi, the goal against Valencia was also his 50th in 81 La Liga games for Atletico Madrid, incredible record indeed.

Luis Suarez – Barcelona/La Liga

According to Pep Guardiola, Luis is apparently a vampire and on that statement I have to agree with him because whether it’s with the teeth or feet Luis is deadly with both. Already having won golden boots everywhere he has been, Suarez is yet to win the UCL golden boot and that will be his aim this season, he has scored 4 goals in La Liga so far but we haven’t witnessed the vintage Luis Suarez yet.

Diego Costa – Chelsea/Premier League

By far the best striker in Premier League at the moment Diego has netted 6 in 7 for Chelsea this season, and since Costa has joined Chelsea only Sergio Aguero (55) and Harry Kane (48) have scored more goals than Diego who is on 38. He might be a violent player on the pitch and a player who tends to often get away without being sent off, but well it’s because he’s a fighter and fights until the end, and this is exactly why you can see why Conte did everything in his power to keep him. According to Bobby Tambling Diego Costa can become Chelsea’s all time top goal scorer and honestly I don’t see why not.

Robert Lewandowski – FC Bayern/Bundesliga

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Very, very dangerous forward, another one who basically defines what a number 9 is. He has scored 9 goals in all competitions so far for Bayern. He’s been causing massive havoc in Bundesliga as he and Aubameyang continue their feud on who will be top goal scorer this season. Lewandowski is currently on 5 goals as the race continues between him and Auba.

Edison Cavani – PSG/Ligue 1

Cavani was never a bad player, yes he was short on confidence and in most cases he wasn’t clinical enough infront of goal, but all that has changed now as Cavani is leading the goal scoring charts in Ligue 1 and also joint top goal scorer in UCL. Only player this season to score 4 goals in 1 half and inspired PSG to victory against Ludogrets scoring a brace in what was a very tough fixture. Perhaps this might be the season Cavani wins the Ligue 1 golden something he hasn’t yet won.

Mauro Icardi – Inter Milan/Serie A

Not only is he  Inter’s captain, he is also the team’s heartbeat. Icardi has been involved in every goal Inter has scored this season. He’s the only player in Serie A at the moment to have scored in 4 different matches, Icardi has a good goalscoring record against Juve and last weekend he inspired Inter to a win by scoring to level matters and rounding it off by providing the assist for the winner. Looks like things are starting to work out for Frank De Boer but for how long will he depend on Icardi to provide him with the victories because as we speak without Icardi’s contribution Inter would have no goals. Icardi has assisted or scored 8/9 Inter goals this season.

Sergio Aguero – Manchester City/Premier League

Aguero has always been a top class forward, however under Guardiola he looks absolutely deadly. He has scored 11 goals in all competitions . Since 2011 no player in Premier League has scored more goals than Sergio, he has scored 105, and he’s also the first non English player to score two hattricks in the Champions League for Manchester City. He also holds the best minutes-to-goal ratio in the Premier League.

Arkadiusz Milik – Napoli/Serie A

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If your rating him saying he’s a poor player based on his Euro 2016 performance against Germany that would be like judging an ocean based on one wave you have witnessed that day. Milik joined Napoli for €35 million this season, he was brought in too replace Higuain and so far he’s been a top class forward. Milik, along with Messi & Aguero are the only players this season to have scored two goals in three different matches this season. Cavani and Higuain have both scored 4 goals in their first five games with Napoli while Milik has scored 6 in his first five. Could this be the season whereby Milik helps Napoli win the Scudetto and help them make an impact in the UCL, I guess only time will tell.

Gonzalo Higuain – Juventus/Serie A

In his first 7 games with Napoli he only managed 3 goals but in his first 7 with Juventus he has managed to score 6 goals. He has netted 26 Serie goals in 25 games in 2016, showing us why he is worth €90 million. However his price will only be justified if he can inspire Juve to a UCL title. Although he seemed to have gained weight Gonzalo still manages to score goals left, right and centre.

Mario Balotelli – Nice/Ligue 1

The decision to bring Balotelli to Nice looks incredible so far as Balotelli looks rejuvenated and isn’t short on confidence. Balotelli kicked off his Nice career by scoring a brace against Marseille and against Monaco he scored two clinical goals as he helped Nice go top of Ligue 1. Nice are league leaders for the first time since January 2003 and they are also unbeaten so far in Ligue 1. Balotelli averages a goal every 42 minutes and for the first time in his career he has scored back to back braces. After Balotelli’s brilliant goal against Lorient, Mario became the first Ligue 1 player to score in his first three appearances since John Carew did it with Lyon in 2005. Mario has scored 1 goal every 51 minutes in Ligue 1, the best goal scoring ratio among the top 5 European Leagues.


Tuta Ilonga, European football expert on 06/10/2016 at 16:41

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