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

Erling Braut Håland

In an ideal world, the club season would have paused at the halfway mark. No, scratch that, in an ideal world the club season doesn’t pause at all because this World Cup takes place under traditional circumstances.

But whatever, we’re here now.

The 2022/23 Premier League season has been a pretty hectic and surprising one so far – Arsenal will be top at Christmas, Newcastle are suddenly the best team in the world, Nottingham Forest haven’t imploded despite signing a new squad.

Here are our alternative season-so-far awards.

Disclaimer: From this point onwards, ‘season’ means ‘season so far’. It’s too much of a pain to type out two further words each time and it just looks more clunky.

Erling Braut Håland

Haaland’s the runaway winner / Visionhaus/GettyImages

1st – Erling Haaland
2nd – Granit Xhaka
3rd – William Saliba
4th – Miguel Almiron
5th – Kevin De Bruyne

At this rate, Erling Haaland is going to score roughly 135 goals this season. Factor in that he’s not even going to the World Cup and that total jumps to about 178. I will not show my workings out.

Erling Haaland

Another one / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

1st – Erling Haaland
2nd – William Saliba
3rd – Bukayo Saka
4th – Moises Caicedo
5th – Gabriel Martinelli

Could you bore off for one moment, Erling?

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

Alisson Becker

‘Footy pictures that go hard’ / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

1st – Alisson
2nd – Nick Pope
3rd – Jordan Pickford
4th – David Raya
5th – Kepa Arrizabalaga

Liverpool have often gotten away with their haphazard defending because they have an imperious goalkeeper between the sticks. Alisson has been busier than usual this season and if he performed any better then he would be getting tested for PEDs every day.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Just the one Premier League goal this season / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

1st – Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd – Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd – Cristiano Ronaldo
4th – Cristiano Ronaldo
5th – Cristiano Ronaldo

Have you considered doing your job, Cristiano?

Granit Xhaka

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

1st – Granit Xhaka
2nd – Miguel Almiron
3rd – Leandro Trossard
4th – Diogo Dalot
5th – Kepa Arrizabalaga

Granit Xhaka’s redemption arc has been a staggering watch, particularly for me as someone who was present (and laughing) on the day he went to war with Arsenal fans back in 2019.

Erling Braut Håland

Again? / Visionhaus/GettyImages

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

Erling, could you quit hogging the spotlight for one second?

Gabriel Martinelli

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