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2014-15 Premier League Preseason Rankings: Top Forwards

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird, a four-time FSWA Award finalist, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and an editor for the site's NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, CBB and DFS content.

For our 2014-15 Premier League rankings, we polled four of our writers to come up with a composite list for the upcoming year. We broke it down by position, listing our top-20 forwards, midfielders, defenders and top-10 goalkeepers.

Points were assigned to each player based on their ranking by each writer: 20 points for a first place vote, 19 points for a second place vote, 18 points for a third place vote and so on.

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois is the top choice in our Goalkeeper Rankings, Everton's Leighton Baines checks in at the top spot for defenders, and Manchester City's Yaya Toure tops our midfielder rankings.

Manchester United's Robin van Persie was our top pick last year, and while he cracks the top-five this time around, Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge checks in at No. 1 this year fresh off a 21-goal season that sees him as the highest-returning goal scorer in the Premier League this season.

1 Daniel Sturridge 76 Robin van Persie Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge Robin van Persie
T2 Sergio Aguero 68 Wayne Rooney Romelu Lukaku Wayne Rooney Sergio Aguero
T2 Romelu Lukaku 68 Daniel Sturridge Robin van Persie Romelu Lukaku Daniel Sturridge
4 Wayne Rooney 67 Romelu Lukaku Sergio Aguero Diego Costa Wayne Rooney
5 Robin van Persie 61 Sergio Aguero Alexis Sanchez Sergio Aguero Diego Costa
T6 Diego Costa 60 Wilfried Bony Diego Costa Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez
T6 Alexis Sanchez 60 Alexis Sanchez Emmanuel Adebayor Olivier Giroud Romelu Lukaku
8 Wilfried Bony 50 Olivier Giroud Wilfried Bony Robin van Persie Alvaro Negredo
9 Edin Dzeko 44 Diego Costa Wayne Rooney Wilfried Bony Edin Dzeko
10 Emmanuel Adebayor 40 Loic Remy Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko Emmanuel Adebayor
11 Olivier Giroud 37 Edin Dzeko Olivier Giroud Loic Remy Wilfried Bony
12 Loic Remy 32 Rickie Lambert Loic Remy Stevan Jovetic Danny Welbeck
13 Rickie Lambert 27 Emmanuel Adebayor Rickie Lambert Enner Valencia Christian Benteke
14 Stevan Jovetic 23 Stevan Jovetic Jay Rodriguez Emmanuel Adebayor Stevan Jovetic
T15 Christian Benteke 17 Christian Benteke Siem de Jong Rickie Lambert Roberto Soldado
T15 Alvaro Negredo 17 Nikica Jelavic Enner Valencia Emmanuel Riviere Lukas Podolski
17 Enner Valencia 15 Alvaro Negredo Nikica Jelavic Nikica Jelavic Rickie Lambert
T18 Nikica Jelavic 13 Jay Rodriguez Christian Benteke Bafetimbi Gomis Jay Rodriguez
T18 Jay Rodriguez 13 Emmanuel Riviere Peter Crouch Fraizer Campbell Loic Remy
20 Danny Welbeck 9 Enner Valencia Danny Ings Peter Crouch Enner Valencia

**Note: Alexis Sanchez is listed as a midfielder in some Fantasy Premier League games and as a forward in others. For our rankings, we have included him on both lists.**