Since the start of last season, a good measuring stick of form/ability, the two best players on the planet have been Lionel Messi (by some distance) and then Mo Salah – based on domestic league performances.
Obviously, the World Cup was important and earned Luka Modric a Ballon d’Or, while the Champions League is an equally enormous measuring stick when it comes to elite player ratings – but when considering the week in, week out showings, Messi and Mo are best.
This tweet shows how Messi has a jaw-dropping 93 goals and assists combined since the beginning of 2017/18, with Salah on second with a crazily impressive 71.
Next, is Luis Suarez, some way back on 63 – with a clutch of players – including Cristiano Ronaldo, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero – a little further behind.
Goal contributions last 2 seasons: (league)
Messi 93 67G 26A
Salah 71 51G 20A
Suarez 63 45G 18A
Lewa 62 50G 12A
Sterling 61 35G 26A
Ronaldo 60 45G 15A
Immobile 57 43G 14A
Cavani 57 45G 12A
Mbappé 56 40G 16A
Kane 54 47G 7A
Neymar 53 32G 20A
Agüero 53 40G 12A
— Josh (@EliteAnfield) April 15, 2019
Salah has been genuinely criticised for his Premier League showing this term, which is hilarious considering he’s on 19 goals from the right wing and nobody in the country has more.
In fact, considering our fixtures, we reckon he’s the favourite to tip Aguero to the Golden Boot.
Messi is the greatest player ever to step foot on a field, and Ronaldo, despite our opinions on him, isn’t far behind – so for Salah to be in this conversation and better than the latter statistically over nearly two years – is incredible.