Premier League forwards - 2022/23 power rankings

Mohamed Salah is back in form for Liverpool
Mohamed Salah is back in form for Liverpool / Michael Regan/GettyImages

With the Premier League season now over halfway through, a number of players have hit top form and are standing out from the crowd.

Goals are usually the name of the game if you're playing up front, but there's other factors to consider when you're ranking the influence of players on their clubs.

Here's 90min's ten most in-form forwards in the 2022/23 Premier League campaign...

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10. Taiwo Awoniyi (new entry)

Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi celebrates scoring for Nottingham Forest / Clive Rose/GettyImages

If Nottingham Forest end up fighting off relegation, they will have a lot to thank Taiwo Awoniyi for.

Four points in two crucial games against Southampton and Chelsea have been earned by four goals from the Nigerian international - doubling the tally he'd managed for the entire Premier League season.

9. Jack Grealish (down 2)

Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish is in top form / Visionhaus/GettyImages

There are few players in the division on a better run of form right now than Manchester City's Jack Grealish.

Pep Guardiola needed Grealish to step up in the absence of Phil Foden and that's exactly what the former Aston Villa star has done.

8. Bukayo Saka (down 2)

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka is consistently delivering for Arsenal / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Bukayo Saka has played a huge role in Arsenal's title challenge this season, silencing those who doubted his ability.

A decent World Cup showing has complemented some outstanding Premier League displays, but the goals and assists have stopped flowing just at the wrong time.

7. Ollie Watkins (down 2)

Ollie Watkins
Ollie Watkins has found his scoring boots / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Business has picked up at Aston Villa under Unai Emery (minus a couple of home game defensive horror shows) and the main beneficiary has been Ollie Watkins.

He's on fire in front of goal.

6. Marcus Rashford (down 3)

Marcus Rashford
Rashford's run continues / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Marcus Rashford has been one of the Premier League's best players since the World Cup break, no doubt about it.

But the goals have dried up of late and injuries have crept in too, plunging the Englishman down from his lofty perch in the rankings.

5. Alexander Isak (down 1)

Alexander Isak
Alexander Isak is starting to score regularly / Richard Callis/MB Media/GettyImages

Newcastle's Champions League charge shows no signs of slowing down and Alexander Isak's goals are playing a huge part in that.

The Swede is closing in on double digits for the season after missing over a dozen games through injury. Impressive work.

4. Mohamed Salah (up 4)

Mohamed Salah
Salah has helped lead the Liverpool charge in recent weeks / MB Media/GettyImages

Liverpool haven't been firing on all cylinders this season and neither has Mohamed Salah, at least by his exceptionally high standards.

But the Egyptian has quietly crept up the Premier League goalscoring charts and is again closing on 20 goals, while he's also responsible for the most goal contributions overall after nabbing ten assists.

3. Callum Wilson (up 7)

Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson is in red hot form for Newcastle / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Newcastle's Champions League charge is showing no signs of slowing down and Callum Wilson is front and centre of all things good.

Not many clubs can boast two quality options like Wilson and Isak, who have now scored a combined 28 goals between them. The former has 18 to his name, 11 of those since April.

2. Harry Kane (-)

Harry Kane
As good as ever / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Now Tottenham's all-time record goalscorer,, Kane became just the third player to score over 200 Premier League goals earlier this season.

He's brilliant. Possibly too brilliant to still be a Tottenham player and definitely holding their Champions League challenge together.

1. Erling Haaland (-)

Kevin De Bruyne, Rico Lewis, Erling Braut Håland
Alan Shearer's worst nightmare / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Haaland held the number one spot on this list for a very, very long time.

But despite bagging 30 Premier League goals to date, the Norwegian has been knocked off his perch by another player lighting it up each and every week...

*Updated: 19/05/23