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Who are the Premier League’s best wingers in 2023/24?

By Squawka News

Published: 16:30, 22 May 2024 | Updated: 16:43, 2 June 2024

The Premier League is home to some of the world’s best wingers.

Some of football’s most talented wide players have graced the Premier League, from David Beckham to Robert Pires to Eden Hazard and everyone in between.

But who are the standout wingers from the 2023/24 season?

Below is a list based on their Squawka Score, with only players who have played 1000+ minutes of Premier League football included.

Leon Bailey

  • Team: Aston Villa
  • Squawka Score: 69%

Despite not being a guaranteed starter under Unai Emery, the Jamaican winger missed only three Premier League fixtures this season. Leon Bailey contributed ten goals and created nine more as Aston Villa unexpectedly secured the Champions League for the forthcoming campaign.

Jérémy Doku

  • Team: Manchester City
  • Squawka Score: 72%

Last summer, Pep Guardiola said goodbye to Riyad Mahrez and the promising Cole Palmer, creating a spot in his squad that the exciting Belgian forward Jeremy Doku has filled. Doku became the youngest player in Premier League history to record five-goal involvements and to assist four goals in a single game. This impressive performance occurred in a match where Manchester City emerged as 6-1 winners over Bournemouth at home.

Eberechi Eze

  • Team: Crystal Palace
  • Squawka Score: 73%

Despite playing a more central role for Crystal Palace earlier in the season, Eze was utilised out wide under Oliver Glasner, and he went from strength to strength under his new manager.

The 25-year-old is Palace’s second most prolific goalscorer in the Premier League this season with 11 goals, including a fantastic long-range effort against Tottenham and the winner against Liverpool at Anfield to end a recent long unbeaten run at home.

Phil Foden

  • Team: Manchester City
  • Squawka Score: 76%

Phil Foden enjoyed his personal best season for Manchester City, helping them to a record-breaking fourth consecutive Premier League title.

He scored more goals in the Premier League (19) and across all competitions (27) in 2023/24 than in any other campaign and provided eight league assists.

In 2023/24, he ranked joint fourth for goal involvement and notched his second hat-trick of the calendar year recently against Aston Villa.

Anthony Gordon

  • Team: Newcastle United
  • Squawka Score: 69%

Many touted Anthony Gordon for great things when he emerged at his boyhood club, Everton. Unfortunately, the Toffees are not enjoying the fruits of their labour. Newcastle has instead been the beneficiary, as he posted 11 goals and ten assists through 35 league appearances.

Son Heung-Min

  • Team: Tottenham Hotspur
  • Squawka Score: 74%

The pressure on Son was immense when his partner-in-crime, Harry Kane, left for Bayern Munich last summer. However, Son rose to the occasion like the pro he is. He finished a disappointing season with his joint second-best goal return (17) and matched his best assist output (10).

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Michael Olise

  • Team: Crystal Palace
  • Squawka Score: 81%

The definition of a breakout season. Michael Olise, capable of playing in many attacking roles, entered the 2023/24 campaign with four goals and 16 more created across 63 appearances.

He finished the 2023/24 season having netted ten goals while assisting six more, which means he’s been directly involved in 16 goals in just 19 Premier League appearances for Crystal Palace this season, already his most goal involvements in a single campaign in the competition, having registered 13 goals (2) and assists (11) combined in 37 games last season.

It remains to be seen if he remains in South London after the summer, with several clubs reportedly seeking his services.

Cole Palmer

  • Team: Chelsea
  • Squawka Score: 76%

Pep Guardiola won’t have too many regrets during his career, but allowing Cole Palmer (at his request) to leave the Etihad may be one of them. The 21-year-old has been nothing short of a revelation at Stamford Bridge, and he’s grown to be Chelsea’s most dangerous attacking threat.

Palmer’s overall numbers since the season began are eye-catching, at one point leading the race for the Golden Boot alongside Erling Haaland with 21 goals and becoming just the second Chelsea player to be directly involved in 25+ goals in their debut Premier League campaign for the club after Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink.

In 2024 alone, he’s bagged back-to-back Premier League hat-tricks at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United and Everton (where he scored four goals) and has scored an incredible 12 goals and four assists in his last 11 league appearances.

Bukayo Saka

  • Team: Arsenal
  • Squawka Score: 74%

He had another incredibly productive season. Saka scored 16 goals, two more than his previous best. He also provided nine assists, two fewer than last season. However, regarding minutes per goal involvement, Saka scored or created a goal every 117 minutes compared to 127 minutes a season ago.

Mohamed Salah

  • Team: Liverpool
  • Squawka Score: 72%

He will be the first to admit this hasn’t been a postcard season, but Mohamed Salah continues to produce the numbers. He’s one of two Premier League players alongside Ollie Watkins to reach double figures in goals and assists.

The Egyptian forward has scored and assisted in four Premier League games this season, with only Cole Palmer doing so more often (five). Salah has done this 31 times overall in the Premier League, with only Wayne Rooney (36) and Thierry Henry (32) doing more.

Furthermore, no one representing Liverpool has been involved in more goals (nine) this calendar year. Salah’s standards, though, are justifiably high, and despite a recent spat with head coach Jurgen Klopp, he remained the Red’s most potent threat.

Squawka Score metrics and weighting

Here are the metrics used and the weighting given to each metric to come up with the overall Squawka Score:

  • 5: Goal Contribution, Goals Scored, Assists, Open Play Expected Assists, Non-penalty Expected Assists
  • 4: Touches in Opposition Box, Percentage of Open-play Chances Created that are Big Chances, Percentage of Sequences Featured In That End In A Shot, Big Chances Created, Conversion Rate, Big Chances Created, Shots On Target
  • 3: Successful Passes Into Box, Take-Ons Completed, Shot Accuracy, Retention Rate, Ground Duel Success (%), Fouls Won In Final Third
  • 2: Shots, Open Play Chances Created, Take-Ons Attempted, Shot Placement, Take-On Success, Fouls Won
  • 1: Cross Completion From Open Play, Possession Turnovers, Possessions Won In Attacking Third, Turnovers, Open Play Crosses Attempted, Through Balls Attempted, Final Third Passes Completed

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