Who’s Going to Finish with the Golden Boot in the Premier League?
We’re already just over halfway through the 2017/2018 Premier League season and this is the time when things start heating up.
With many teams facing the drop and just one team with their hand on the title already, we’re guaranteed to see many more goals between now and the end of the season. Of course, all players would prefer to see their teams compete for the title, but there’s nothing wrong with having one eye on personal awards as well. The golden boot looks very competitive this year with multiple players looking to take home the bacon. But, who’s going to succeed and who’s going to fail?
Harry Kane – Tottenham
For the last few years, Harry Kane has scored more than 20 goals a season and he’s turning out to be one of the most reliable finishers in the game. Harry didn’t start off the season in great fashion in the Premier League, but he’s still managed to notch 21 goals, making him the current top goal scorer in the league. Will Harry be able to carry on banging in the goals even though Tottenham aren’t on fire? Or, will he be unable to find the net on as many occasions for the next 14 games? He’s currently had 95 shots on goal, with 54 of them finding the target and 21 of them being converted. If he can keep those stats up, he’ll have no problems competing for the golden boot come the end of May.
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
Salah has been a breath of fresh air for Liverpool since joining in the summer. Not only has he been coming up with the assists (six to date) but he’s also managed to find the net 18 times himself, making him the second highest goal scorer behind Harry Kane. Liverpool looks threatening at the top thanks to their attacking mentality under Klopp and, if they can continue their run of form and forget about the surprising hiccup at Swansea, Salah could have a very big chance of securing the golden boot for the first time in his career.
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
It was looking likely Sergio Aguero was heading for the Etihad exit last season, as Gabriel Jesus took over the attacking reins. Sergio Aguero was lucky Jesus sustained an injury, as it seems to have given him the boost to go on this season and ensure he’s the man Pep needs to secure the Premier League trophy as early as possible. Man City look like the best team in Europe right now, and if they can keep brushing teams aside with 3-0 or 4-0 wins, Aguero would surely be one of the favourites to secure the golden boot with his already 16 goals helping his cause? You can take a look at the goal scorer markets at toals.com if you fancy him over the next few games.
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
This time last year, you probably wouldn’t think Sterling had a chance of winning the golden boot, especially seeing as the form he was in wasn’t exactly worldclass. However, he has changed things around this season and he’s showing Manchester City fans why he’s worth £50 million. He’s got 14 goals to his name with four assists and, although he’s seven goals behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane, he still has a decent chance given the form he’s currently in.
RomeluLukaku – Manchester United
The Belgium international started off his career at Manchester United in fine fashion, scoring more than 10 goals in fewer appearances. He’s let it slip in recent months, whether that’s down to him or the fact Manchester United haven’t played very well. However, on 11 goals, you still can’t count him out of the golden boot, especially seeing as United are renowned to play better football during the second half of the season.
It looks like Harry Kane is running off with the Golden Boot currently, but there’s still plenty of games to go before the player is decided. Will Harry be able to fend off other players from the golden boot? Or will he hit a blip over the next few games and hand it over to someone like Aguero or Salah?
Let’s wait and see.