Highest scorers against top five: Manchester United’s struggles continued against a rampant Chelsea, but with the latter’s incredulous profligacy and some resolute defending from Varane and another clinical display from De Gea, Manchester stayed afloat and walked out with a valuable point.
Cristiano Ronaldo delivered another masterclass to bag the all-important equaliser and that was a signature Ronaldo finish that would entail an equally adept first touch to bring the ball down.
This goal however, would make him the highest goalscorer against the currently placed top five in the Premier League. Even though this hasn’t been a season that he would like, he has been by far been United’s finest.
Even in a game that has seen Manchester United being depleted of its main resources, and was dominated left right and center, it was Ronaldo’s phenomenal display that sealed the deal for them.
With the equalizer against Chelsea, Ronaldo became the highest scorer against the current top five of the Premier League.
Here is what the highest scorers against the top five of the league table look like at the moment.
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo – 8 goals
Ronaldo has been in rampant form and despite United’s humiliating showdowns against the higher-ranked teams, it has been Cristiano Ronaldo who has managed to find the back of the net the most number of times. There will, of course, be arguments and counter-arguments that probably the top five may not have heavy names that should be there but at the end of the day, numbers have always had their way of imposing themselves.
#2 Mohammed Salah – 4 goals
Salah has been in the form of his life that has seen him produce a season beyond everyone’s wildest imaginations. With every passing day, the Egyptian marksman has evolved beyond the ordinary and the kind of display that he has posted has left the audience in sheer awe of his captivating brilliance.
#3 Sadio Mane – 4 goals
Mane has been a man on a mission with those vicious runs down the wings and his predatory instinct in the box has transcended him to a whole new level under Juergen Klopp. His shooting has been impeccable and his ubiquity in the attacking third makes him one of the most dangerous customers to be even given an inch of space.
#4 Odsonne Edouard – 4 goals
Surprisingly, the Crystal Palace striker has shown some exemplary command over the ball and has managed to find the back of the net with a handful of seraphic displays. He has ruled the roost with an iron foot and knocked out some crazy belters against the higher-ranked teams.
#5 Diogo Jota
Jota has been an extremely under-appreciated talent but given his command over the ball and his sumptuous first touch, he is also one of the finest game-makers in the current day Premier League. He has bagged 4 goals so far and continues to make his mark in the Premier League table.