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90min’s Premier League 2022/23 season-so-far awards

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In an excellent world, the membership season would have paused on the midway mark. No, scratch that, in an excellent world the membership season does not pause in any respect as a result of this World Cup takes place below conventional circumstances.

However no matter, we’re right here now.

The 2022/23 Premier League season has been a reasonably hectic and shocking one to this point – Arsenal can be high at Christmas, Newcastle are immediately the very best workforce on the earth, Nottingham Forest have not imploded regardless of signing a brand new squad.

Listed here are our different season-so-far awards.

Disclaimer: From this level onwards, ‘season’ means ‘season to this point’. It is an excessive amount of of a ache to sort out two additional phrases every time and it simply appears to be like extra clunky.

Erling Braut Håland

Haaland’s the runaway winner / Visionhaus/GettyImages

1st – Erling Haaland
2nd – Granit Xhaka
third – William Saliba
4th – Miguel Almiron
fifth – Kevin De Bruyne

At this fee, Erling Haaland goes to attain roughly 135 targets this season. Think about that he is not even going to the World Cup and that complete jumps to about 178. I cannot present my workings out.

Erling Haaland

One other one / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

1st – Erling Haaland
2nd – William Saliba
third – Bukayo Saka
4th – Moises Caicedo
fifth – Gabriel Martinelli

Might you bore off for one second, Erling?

The freakish free-scoring Norwegian is eligible for the official PFA award by 20 days. Sorry, William Saliba.

Alisson Becker

‘Footy photos that go laborious’ / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

1st – Alisson
2nd – Nick Pope
third – Jordan Pickford
4th – David Raya
fifth – Kepa Arrizabalaga

Liverpool have usually gotten away with their haphazard defending as a result of they’ve an imperious goalkeeper between the sticks. Alisson has been busier than typical this season and if he carried out any higher then he could be getting examined for PEDs each day.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Simply the one Premier League aim this season / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

1st – Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd – Cristiano Ronaldo
third – Cristiano Ronaldo
4th – Cristiano Ronaldo
fifth – Cristiano Ronaldo

Have you ever thought-about doing all your job, Cristiano?

Granit Xhaka

Xhaka’s been higher than ever / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

1st – Granit Xhaka
2nd – Miguel Almiron
third – Leandro Trossard
4th – Diogo Dalot
fifth – Kepa Arrizabalaga

Granit Xhaka’s redemption arc has been a staggering watch, significantly for me as somebody who was current (and laughing) on the day he went to battle with Arsenal followers again in 2019.

Erling Braut Håland

Once more? / Visionhaus/GettyImages

1. Erling Haaland
2. Gabriel Jesus
3. Lisandro Martinez
4. Casemiro
5. Pervis Estupinan

Erling, may you give up hogging the highlight for one second?

Gabriel Martinelli

Arsenal are high of the desk / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

1st – Arsenal
2nd – Newcastle United
third – Fulham
4th – Brighton & Hove Albion
fifth – Manchester United

Sorry Manchester Metropolis, however you merely haven’t got that juice anymore. Arsenal play in an identical manner however are a way more compelling watch.

I am additionally retracting my apology. I am not sorry in any respect. Soccer is not a simulation.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Off you pop / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

1st – Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd – Cristiano Ronaldo
third – Cristiano Ronaldo
4th – Cristiano Ronaldo
fifth – Cristiano Ronaldo

Have you ever thought-about approaching the pitch when your supervisor asks, Cristiano?

Mikel Arteta

Arteta is excelling / Visionhaus/GettyImages

1st – Mikel Arteta
2nd – Eddie Howe
third – Marco Silva
4th – Gary O’Neil
fifth – Thomas Frank

Properly, it might have taken three seasons, however Mikel Arteta is proving precisely why Arsenal have been so eager to face by him.

1st – Ivan Toney vs Leeds United
2nd – Miguel Almiron vs Fulham
third – Miguel Almiron vs Southampton
4th – Allan Saint-Maximin vs Wolves
fifth – Youri Tielemans vs Everton

The free-kick was aesthetically pleasing, however I am after all speaking about Toney’s rounding of Illan Meslier and subsequent chip over the retreating Leeds defenders right here. Phwoarrrrrr.

1st – Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel’s handshake
2nd – Aston Villa followers sing the Demba Ba chant at Steven Gerrard
third – Manchester United linked with Marko Arnautovic and Adrien Rabiot after terrible begin
4th – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s BT Sport advert
fifth – Joachim Andersen baits Darwin Nunez right into a purple card

I am extremely biased, however the laughter that erupted in a packed Brighton pub (largely from myself) was as loud and canned as when Del Boy fell by means of the wine bar. It is also very laborious to search out footage of Villa followers singing that track.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Soccer Player

Stick that within the trophy cupboard / Visionhaus/GettyImages

1st – Cristiano Ronaldo vs Manchester United

There is not a high 5 for this award as a result of a) nothing comes near Ronaldo going toe-to-toe together with his personal soccer membership and b) the ‘Ronaldo rating 5 instances out of 5’ joke would lose all significant impression if I did it once more.

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