In the 2022/23 season alone, Chelsea invested over 600 million euros in strengthening their team. However, the return on investment was not even one-third of what Marcus Rashford achieved.
In Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Leicester in the 24th round of the English Premier League, striker Marcus Rashford shone brightly with a brace. As a result, the number 10 striker for the “Red Devils” has now scored 24 goals, equaling Cristiano Ronaldo’s total tally from last season, and it’s worth noting that Rashford only played 29 games, while CR7 needed 35.
Since club football returned after the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, Rashford has been the top scorer among his peers playing in the top five European leagues, with 16 goals. Following him are Wissam Ben Yedder and Erling Haaland, who have both scored 9 goals for Monaco and Man City, respectively.
Marcus Rashford’s statistics are even more impressive when compared to… the entire Chelsea team. From November 6, 2022, the last round of the Premier League before it made way for the 2022 World Cup until now, the West London team has only scored six goals.
During that same period, Rashford has scored a total of 20 goals for both the England national team (3 goals at the 2022 World Cup) and MU (17 goals). Therefore, his achievement is more than three times better than that of his opponents. The best scorers for Chelsea this season are Havertz and Sterling, with only six goals each. Therefore, the combined total of the two best scorers for Chelsea this season is only equal to half of the number of goals scored by the leading scorer for MU.
This explains why MU is currently dominating in all competitions they participate in, from the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup to the League Cup. In contrast, Chelsea is currently in 10th place in the Premier League, lost to Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, and has been eliminated from the remaining cup competitions, FA and League Cup.
24 goals are also Rashford’s best tally since he joined the “Red Devils.” Before that, he scored 8 goals (2015/16 season), 11 goals (2016/17), 13 goals (2017/18), 13 goals (2018/19), 22 goals (2019/20), 21 goals (2020/21), and 5 goals (2021/22).
With nearly two-thirds of the season gone and no injuries, Rashford has many opportunities to continue improving his scoring record. As MU is still fighting on all four fronts, from now until the end of the season, Rashford could play an additional 14 Premier League games, one League Cup final, eight Europa League games, and four FA Cup games.
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