Do you know what a right-winger does? Well, the name says it all. The right-winger plays on the right side of the field. He is often behind the striker and is comfortable in terms of passing and receiving and also scoring. Here we have compiled a list of the top 5 right-wingers in the Premier League right now. With this list, we aim to take a closer look at those players who have caused havoc for opposing defenders in the Premier League.
Who are the top 5 Premier League right-wingers?
|Rank||Player Name||Current team|
|2.||Riyad Mahrez||Manchester City|
1. Mohamed Salah– the best Premier League right-winger
Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian winger, is the best right winger in Premier League. A pacey winger known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed, he has been deployed as a second striker, center-forward, and also wide midfielder.
Salah started his senior career with the Egyptian club El Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier League in 2010. He left Egypt to join the Swiss side, Basel, for an undisclosed fee in 2012. Roma bought him on a permanent deal in 2016. In 2017, Salah joined Liverpool for a then club-record fee, €42 million (42 million). The following year, he helped the club reach the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final, where they lost 3–1 to Real Madrid. His performances also earned him the Premier League Golden Boot award, breaking the record for most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season (32 goals). Furthermore, he won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, and also many other accolades.
2. Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Karim Mahrez is a French footballer who is a winger for Premier League club Manchester City and also the Algerian national team. Born in Sarcelles, Mahrez began his career with French clubs AAS Sarcelles and Quimper. He turned professional at Quimper, making his debut in Ligue 2 in 2010. In January 2014, he signed for Leicester City, helping them win the Championship and also enter the Premier League. Moreover, in Leicester’s first season in the top division, as he helped them win the Premier League, Mahrez was voted the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and was included in the PFA Team of the Year.
Mahrez made his senior international debut for Algeria in 2014 and represented them in the World Cup. He has also played at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, winning once in 2019. In July 2018, Mahrez signed for Manchester City for £60 million, becoming the most expensive African player back then. He also won two consecutive Premier League titles with Manchester City in 2018–19 and 2019–20.
3. Hakim Ziyech
Hakim Ziyech is a right-winger who currently plays for Chelsea. Ziyech was born in Dronten, Netherlands, on 19 March 1993. He is of Moroccan descent. He joined the Dutch Ajax from FC Twente in 2016 and has played for the Eredivisie club ever since. On 16 February 2020, Ajax confirmed that Ziyech would join the Premier League club, Chelsea, for a reported fee of €40 million (£33.5 million) in the summer transfer window of 2020. On 4 July 2020, Chelsea officially announced that he had signed a contract lasting five years due to begin on 1 July 2020. In 2016, he was named Dutch Football Talent of the Year by Voetbal International.
Ziyech is known for his dribbling, passing as well as his accuracy. He is also known for his calmness on the ball and ability to retain possession. Ziyech’s playing style is similar to the former Chelsea player Eden Hazard. Ziyech made his debut for Morocco in 2015 and represented them at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. They also won the 2018 edition of the tournament. Furthermore, Ziyech also played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The right-winger Raphinha has a contract with Leeds until 2024 and carries a market value of 18 million euros. The Brazilian surprised even experts with his outstanding performance in the first season in England. Raphael Guerreiro was already one of the biggest surprises at the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season. Initially, Raphinha started his career at Clube Atlético Bragantino and turned professional in 2015. In 2017, he was transferred to Sporting CP in Portugal and later played on loan at Vitória de Setúbal during the 2017–18 season. He moved to the French side Rennes at the start of the 2019–20 season, where he won the Coupe de France and finished runner-up in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Later he moved from the French first division club Stade Rennes to Leeds United for 17 million euros. However, he immediately established himself as a valuable player for coach Marcelo Bielsa. Raphinha made his senior international debut for Brazil in November 2020 against Venezuela but scored his first international goal on 9 February 2021 against Ecuador.
5. Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka is an English footballer who is a midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal. He has also played for the England national under-17 team. He is quick, energetic, hard-working as well as a versatile player. Saka not only plays as a right-winger but can also play as a left-back, left-winger, or even as an attacking midfielder. Saka is a fast player on the ball, with close control and also good technical abilities. Furthermore, he is quick and agile with plenty of energy and always looking forward to improving.
He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in 2018, at age 17. He made his senior debut for the club in 2019 and became a regular first-team player during the 2019–20 season. In his debut season, Arsenal fans voted him as the player of the season. Internationally, Saka has represented England from under-16 to under-21 level.
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