The Premier League is home to some of the most creative wingers in world football. The English top flight has been an epicentre of quality football due to the investment clubs have made to their squad in every position.
We all know how strong the EPL has become, and wide players are expected to be creative in their approach to the opponent’s defence.
According to statistics, EPL excelled teams have at least two creative wingers. But who are the players in this position?
Interesting Football takes at the Premier League’s best right and left-wingers in the current campaign.
Bukayo Saka (7.35)
Arsenal movers and shakers Bukayo Saka is one of the most lethal finishers in the English Premier League this season. The Englishman has been consistent for the Gunners, helping to keep the title charge.
According to statistics, Bukayo Saka has scored 12 league goals and provided ten assists in 28 games for Arsenal.
There’s no doubt about Bukayo Saka’s addition to the list. The winger has helped Arsenal maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table amid pressure from second-placed Manchester City.
As the title charge grinds on, the 21-year-old and his abilities will be crucial for the Gunners as they eye the Premier League title.
Jack Grealish (7.22)
Jack Grealish has witnessed a big leap from an uninspiring start to life at the Etihad stadium. The Englishman joined the club for a British transfer record, hoping to bring more offensive capabilities.
So far, Jack Grealish has become the go-to option for city boss Pep Guardiola due to his ability to play dual roles which include in the attacking midfield and as a winger.
Grealish, who endured a troubled first year at Manchester City, has consistently become one of the players with the most appearances this season. Apart from that, he has recorded almost eight goal contributions.
“I feel I am in the best form, especially since I moved to the City. At the moment, I feel a bit as I did at Aston Villa. I feel like one of the main players.” said Jack Grealish, according to The Mirror.
Phil Foden (7.25)
Phil Foden has been one of the best talents in the Premier League in the last two seasons. The 22-year-old has constantly played his best whenever he has the opportunity.
Foden has been a big success story, rising from the academy to become one of the go-to players of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
The first team at the Etihad stadium is one of the most competitive in the Premier League. But despite this, he has managed to get significant game time. This season, he has scored nine league goals and provided four assists.
Riyad Mahrez (7.18)
Arguably one of the best players at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola’s reliable options, Riyad Mahrez has been outstanding for the Citizens since he arrived at the club.
The Algerian has excelled in his position and has proven to be a game-changer when called upon. Although he has failed to win more minutes this season, his contributions have been effective.
Mohamed Salah (7.17)
Mohamed Salah is one of the best wingers in world football. He has been outstanding since he arrived at Anfield in 2017.
Even though Liverpool has had a troubled season, the Egyptian has continued to make the numbers. So far this season, he scored twenty goals in all competitions for the Reds.
Miguel Almirón (7.10)
Miguel Almiron’s transformation under Eddie Howe has been outstanding. The Paraguayan forward has been a regular starter and one core part of Newcastle United since last year.
The 29-year has been a reliable player in the wings for the Magpies this season. Most importantly, his goal contributions have surpassed his previous seasons in the Premier League and thus attracted fans’ accolades.
This season, Almiron has hit double figures in his goal tally and registered a couple of assists to his name. Apart from his role in the offence, he’s been quite outstanding in the defence for Newcastle United.
Gabriel Martinelli (7.13)
Gabriel Martinelli is arguably one of the best players in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal project this season. The Brazilian forward is one of the players with the most appearances, bagging over 13 goals and three assists in the Premier League.
Martinelli has been at the forefront of Arsenal FC’s success in the Premier League alongside Bukayo Saka. One of the areas where his performance has continued to wow Premier League fans were scoring five goals in five games from late February to March.
As the title chase grinds on, Gabriel Martinelli will be crucial to Arsenal as they try to win their first Premier League title since the 2003/04 season.
Heung-min Son (7.13)
South Korean forward Heung-min Son has not failed to impress season after season since he arrived at Tottenham Hotspur. The 30-year-old has been a valuable asset to the club.
Although Spurs has been unimpressive this season, as they’ve dropped points in the league and were eliminated from the UCL, Son has been a big contributor to the team.
Over the years, he has shown to be a reliable player and a world-class player who needs to be under a top-notch tactician to help bring out his best game.
Last season, Son and Mohamed Salah were joint winners of the Premier League season, and the South Korean has continued to be at the highest level even though he may not be in the race for the top award this year.
Kaoru Mitoma (7.07)
Kaoru Mitoma is one of the greatest revelations of the Premier League this season. The Japanese international who joined the Seagulls in 2021 has shown to be a quality addition to the team.
In his first season, he was on loan to gain more minutes at Union SG, and this has paid off, as Brighton Hove has been outstanding offensively. After all, Brighton’s recruitment has been excellent.
Mitoma has been a huge success since the arrival of Roberto De Zerbi, scoring over nine times and with six assists under his name.
One of the areas the Japanese winger has excelled in England has been his pace. He is shown to be flexible and decisive in offensive capabilities.
Marcus Rashford (6.95)
Marcus Rashford is enjoying his best form yet in the Premier League as he has proven to be a valuable asset for head coach Erik ten Haag this season. The English forward scored over 14 goals due to his consistency.
Rashford has been the backbone, especially in the offence for Manchester United, a reason he has been gifted with the title as one of the most creative wingers in the Premier League.
United has benefited immensely in the rich form of the 25-year-old this season.
Compared to last season, this has been a remarkable transformation for Marcus. He has been outstanding. He is the best left winger and striker at Manchester United this season.
Michael Olise (6.90)
Michael Olise is one of the lead players at Selhurst Park and the key name in the offence that has been powering the Eagles’ quest to preserve their Premier League status this season.
Olise, 21, may not be your regular goal scorer, but he surely knows his way around with the ball. Although his offensive capabilities significantly declined, his defensive prowess has continued to grow.
Results have not come from Crystal Palace, but Michael Olise has gained the numbers. So far, it has been an experience for him as his maturity continues to grow.
Jack Harrison (6.81)
One of the biggest names with the best numbers not known to Premier League fans has been Jack Harrison. The Leeds United winger has been a success at Elland Road this season.
He maintained his consistency despite the change in hands in the top role at the club and has also impressed the club’s new boss Javi Gracia who looks set to work with him.
Jack Harrison is known for his ability to produce his magic moment.