The Norwegian striker is once again the benchmark when it comes to goals, but he certainly isn’t the only one to light up the elite.
The Premier League is back as if it never existed, and so is Manchester City, who already look unbeaten in their quest for a record fourth consecutive title. Much of this has been down to the continued brilliance of Erling Haaland, but the champions are competing in all areas of the pitch and a number of other players have staked their claim to the spotlight.
However, City will not be able to have everything their own way as Arsenal, Liverpool and a revived Tottenham team are on their heels after astute transfers. Brighton also look capable of getting closer to the top of the league under Roberto De Zerbi, who rivals Pep Guardiola for the most fluid and efficient style of play in European football today.
Some players have taken advantage of a change of coach or improvement in their health to achieve their best form or reach an even higher level. With Newcastle, Manchester United and Chelsea all having poor starts to the season, several contenders for Haaland’s throne have emerged.
GOAL has evaluated the best players since the start of the season to determine who should be the favorites for the 2023-24 Player of the Season award…
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