Who will bag this season’s Golden Boot?
The Premier League is one of the most prominent football leagues in the world. It has seen numerous impressive strikers since it first commenced, and have been consistently lighting up the competition with countless goals each and every season. This year’s season has started and several Premier League strikers are battling to take home the Golden Boot for the campaign’s leading goal scorer. While there are endless arguments and analysis of the rankings of these strikers, we enumerated the five most deadly strikers in the Premier League at present.
1) Eden Hazard
Football Club: Chelsea
All eyes are on this Chelsea player this season being the Premier League’s top scorer with a record of seven goals so far. He has shown an outstanding display of performance so far, scoring five goals from five matches. With his technical skills, composure on the ball, and his capability to deliver an accurate pass, he is Chelsea’s best player and most valuable talent as of now. He also had a remarkable performance during the 2018 FIFA World Cup for Belgium, leading the national team to finish in the third place. He was awarded the FIFA Silver Ball for his stunning performance.
2) Sergio Aguero
Football Club: Manchester City
Currently regarded as the Golden Oldie of the Premier League despite being only 30 years old, this skilled Argentine has been a smash in the Premier League ever since his transfer from Atletico Madrid. He secured his legendary status after positioning an injury time win to lead Manchester City a victory in the Premier League. He has a record of at least 150 goals for the club and has been a big factor in City’s title victories throughout the years. He was dropped during the start of the 2017-18 season, returning just recently to score a stunning 21 goals in 25 league matches. Well-known Premier League record top goal-scorer Alan Shearer even labelled him as ‘the best foreign player to ever play in the Premier League.’ He summed up Aguero as a ‘striker with no weaknesses.’ Aguero also holds the record for having 9 Premier League hat tricks, only 2 behind Shearer’s record.
3) Harry Kane
Football Club: Tottenham Hotspur
This Tottenham striker is considered as the most consistent scorer in the Premier League. He was able to net at least 20 goals in each of his four previous campaigns. He is one of Tottenham’s most valuable players and has played a vital role in the club’s comeback in the league. He was also the top scorer during the 2018 World Cup, and has scored at least 110 goals in the Premier League since his debut for the team. He was the one who bagged the Premier League Golden Boots in two consecutive seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17. He also won his third Golden Boot in the recently concluded World Cup as England finished the competition in the fourth place.
4) Aleksandar Mitrovic
Football Club: Fulham
This Serbian striker is one of the most underrated goal machines in the Premier League. However, he sits on one of the top spots of the goal scoring table in the Premier League, having at least five goals to his name so far this season. In five matches, he had an enormous 10 shots on target with a 50% shot accurateness, becoming one of the key players and the pivotal point of Fulham’s attack.
5) Glenn Murray
Football Club: Brighton
Glenn Murray is also one of the most underrated strikers in the Premier League. Brighton veteran has been instrumental for the club’s success last season, displaying a knack for netting match-winning goals for the team. His performances and assistances this season has also been extremely commendable, securing victories for Brighton in this year’s Premier League campaign. He has become one of Brighton’s best players and a focal player in the battle for the titular victory.
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