– Just like in previous seasons, the race for this term’s Golden Boot award could go down the wire
– A number of players are in a pole position to win it, with current holder Jamie Vardy facing stiff competition
– Mohamed Salah is currently leading the charts with 13 goals to his name, just one ahead of Spurs pair Heung-Min and Kane
The race for the Premier League Golden Boot award is slowly shaping up with the top-flight’s top hitmen gunning for the prestigious accolade.
Ordinarily, an average of 20 goals should give a player an edge to cart home the award in the EPL.
And with half of the season’s matches already played, a number of players are in the mix to win the gong.
Tottenham pair Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Man United midfielder Bruno Fernandes are all firmly in the race.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who won it last season is also once again in the frame having found the back of the net 11 times.
Salah is currently topping the charts with 13 goals to his name, followed by Kane and Heung-Min all who are tied at 12.
Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford and Newcastle’s Callum Wilson are perhaps the shock names in the top 10 list, with both strikers enjoying hot form.
Interestingly, Chelsea and Man City are the only traditionally top six clubs without a representative in the top 10 list of highest scorers.
This is perhaps down to a tactical move by former boss Frank Lampard initially often rotating his attackline with Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi competing for a place upfront.
Here are the current top 10 scorers in the EPL as of games played on Tuesday, January 26.
1 Mohamed Salah Liverpool – 13 goals
=2 Harry Kane Tottenham – 12 goals
=2 Heung-min Son Tottenham – 12 goals
=4 Dominic Calvert-Lewin- Everton – 11 goals
=4 Bruno Fernandes – Man Utd – 11 goals
=4 Jamie Vardy – Leicester – 11 goals
7 Patrick Bamford – Leeds United – 10 goals
8 Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace 9 goals
9 Callum Wilson – Newcastle United – 8 goals
9 Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal – 8 goals
=10 Danny Ings – Southampton – 7 goals
=10 Marcus Rashford – Man Utd – 7 goals
=10 Neal Maupay – Brighton – 7 goals
=10 Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa – 7 goals
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Man United are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after stunning Liverpool 3-2 in a thrilling fourth round tie played on Sunday evening, January 24, at Old Trafford.
This was the second meeting between the two sides in nearly a week having squared off at Anfield in the Premier League on.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rung a couple of changes of the FA Cup encounter, with Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek getting a nod.