Whoscored.com has a system where they decide a player's rating based on how they perform statistically on the pitch. Their ratings are mostly very accurate and we will use this to determine the 5 best players in the world at the moment.
While the season is still in its relative infancy, there are some players already making waves and these are the ones we will take a look at.
With a rating of 8.00, the Polish striker already has 13 goals across all competitions for Bayern Munich this season and this does not even surprise many people. He has consistently shown why he is one of the best strikers of his generation and why he is one of the very best in the world at the moment.
The 34 year old is likely one of those names you would not have expected to find in a ranking like this. He is rated at 8.03 and is one of the best players in Ligue 1 at the moment. While he scores, he is a highly creative player and Marseille has a chance to challenge for the title with him on the team.
3. Mohammed Salah, Liverpool - 9 goals, 3 assists.
Salah has undoubtedly been one of the best players in the world for the past few seasons. While many rankings still rate him far less better than he actually is, he is finally getting some semblance of recognition for his immense talents this season. He is currently rated at 8.07.
2. Karim Benzema, Real Madrid - 10 goals, 7 assists.
The 33 year old has been one of the most underrated strikers for the past 6 years, especially when Cristiano Ronaldo was still at Real Madrid. However, Benzema has been one of the best players in Spain for a while now and he's making that known this season. He is currently rated at 8.37.
1. Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund - 8 goals, 3 assists.
The Norwegian striker might be the hottest property in world football right now. At just 21 years old, he is already one of the best centre forwards in the game, currently rated at 8.51. Haaland will most likely leave Dortmund next season and whoever gets him will become one the most dominant clubs in their league.
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