Callum Wilson outscoring Marcus Rashford in Premier League this season

Callum Wilson outscoring Marcus Rashford in Premier League this season

This is the third week in a row we’ve highlighted the virtues of Callum Wilson (£4.7m) in some capacity.

And with good reason.

Newcastle’s No9 bagged a brace at Elland Road with both goals coming from the penalty spot.

As a result, he’s now notched 17 Premier League goals this season, an incredible effort given he’s started just 19 games, with a further nine appearances coming as a substitute.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring the team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Newcastle United at Elland Road on May 13, 2023 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


The vast majority of Dream Team bosses are missing out on Wilson’s returns

Erling Haaland’s (£10.4m) record-breaking tally of 36 top-flight goals makes him an outlier and Harry Kane (£9.5m) deserves plenty of credit for reaching 27 in a disjointed Spurs team but there’s not much separating the following crop.

Ivan Toney (£6.1m) has scored 20 goals, Mohamed Salah’s (£9.1m) on 19 with Wilson next in the rankings, ahead of Marcus Rashford (£7.2m, 16 goals), Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m, 15 goals) and Martin Odegaard (£4.8m, 15 goals).

It’s quite something that the Magpies’ top scorer has outscored Rashford in 2022/23 because Man United’s No10 was undoubtedly one of the most in-form players in world football for a prolonged spell earlier in the campaign.

Not only that, Rashford has played 2,752 minutes in the league this term compared to Wilson’s 1,708.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton FC at St. James Park on April 30, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)


Can’t stop scoring

The latter is averaging a goal every 100 minutes in the top flight, a statistic that suggests he deserves a significantly bigger Dream Team ownership than his current share of 4.3%.

Add a Star Man award to his brace and Wilson took 17 points away from Elland Road to make him the top-performing forward of Game Week 34 so far.

Wilson has scored ten goals in his last nine outings and therefore has to be considered a viable option for the final Game Weeks of the season.

Newcastle face Brighton next up but after that they take on an extremely vulnerable Leicester and a horribly out-of-form Chelsea.

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