Marcus Rashford the only Premier League player in top goalscorers of 2023 list

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Kylian Mbappe led the 2022 top goalscorers list by six goals from the old man at Barcelona. But he could not win France the World Cup, the daft fraud.

He is already in the running for the 2023 annual goalscorers award (that does not actually exist).

The criteria: All club goals in all competitions for clubs in top five leagues.

 

10) Breel Embolo – Monaco (5 goals)
Simply a lovely patch of form from the Swiss striker who has already surpassed his best season haul.

 

9) Kylian Mbappe – PSG (5 goals)
Now this is stat-padding; all five goals were scored against non-league side US Pays de Cassel. And he has failed to score in three Ligue Un games which PSG have somehow failed to win.

 

8) Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon (6 goals)
There was a hat-trick against Chambery to boost the numbers but this is still a 13-goal Ligue Un season for Lacazette.

 

7) Youssef En-Nesyri – Sevilla (6 goals)
A hat-trick against Linares was less impressive than strikes against Osasuna and Elche (his first of the season in La Liga) but we don’t expect him to stay in the upper reaches of this list for long.

 

6) Thijs Dallinga – Toulouse (6 goals)
Us neither. He’s Dutch, he cost them about £2m in the summer and although there was some stat-padding against a fifth-tier French side in the cup, a brace v Strasbourg was more impressive.

 

5) Wissam Ben Yedder – Monaco (6 goals)
A hat-trick against Ajaccio made it 11 league goals for the season for the Frenchman who did not even make the World Cup squad. Then he added another v Auxerre.

 

4) Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan (6 goals)
Seven goals. Nine games. Three different competitions. He has taken well to being a World Cup winner.

 

3) Victor Osimhen – Napoli (7 goals)
Seven goals in six Serie A games in 2023 have catapulted him to the top of the Serie A goalscoring charts and into the attentions of Europe’s big clubs, with Manchester United said to be very interested in the Nigerian as a long-term striker solution.

 

2) Ademola Lookman – Atalanta (7 goals)
Weren’t expecting that, were you? He has already scored more goals this season for Atalanta than in two on-loan Premier League seasons at Fulham and Leicester City. A goal every 68 minutes in 2023, is it?

 

1) Marcus Rashford – Manchester United (8 goals)
Eight goals in ten games. The man is on fire. And stop bringing him into the Mason Greenwood coverage, please.

 

 

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