There’s always extra pressure on strikers during a tournament year, especially in the Premier League as many English forwards look to try and claim their place in the England squad.
This season is no different with places in many European squads up for grabs. A number of players have got off to fine starts, but it’s still Mo Salah who leads when it comes to the top scorer favourite, in the eyes of the bookmakers anyway?
The run-up to Christmas is always a good time to start considering the top scorer, with the bumper festive calendar giving form players plenty of opportunities to score, and with you being able to now watch sports online free via whichbookie.co.uk for free, there’s no better time to have a flutter.
It’s a really tough call this year, so we’ve decided to take a deeper look into the main contenders…
Liverpool are joint top of the Premier League currently and once again among the title contenders. With that comes goals for Mo Salah. He’s had a solid start to the season with eight goals from nine games, a tally which would normally see a player top the charts.
However, he’s behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Son Heung-min currently, but of the three, the Egyptian is certainly the most likely to sustain such goalscoring form.
Salah is priced at 4/1 to win the Golden Boot and we’d certainly back him as Liverpool once again look a real attacking threat.
Kane has really hit the ground running this season and has formed a formidabble partnership with Son. In his 10 Premier League games so far this season, he’s netted seven and provided nine assists. He’s been involved in more goals than any other player and is really thriving under Jose at Spurs.
The bookies are also pricing him at 4/1 to finish top scorer and he could just have the edge on Salah, but only if Mourinho can keep his side challenging at the top of the table and Kane stays fit, something he’s struggled with in recent years.
Kane couldn’t help Spurs score against Chelsea and he is a doubt for the North London derby at the weekend, and these niggling injuries could prevent him from topping that chart.
Jamie Vardy won the Golden Boot last year and Leicester have started this season tremendously, lying fourth in the division after 10 games. They have lost their last two, but Vardy has proven a consistent scorer, none more so than under Brendan Rodgers and he’ll certainly be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.
He’s priced at 5/1, just ahead of Calvert-Lewin and Son, and he’s certainly got that striker’s instinct to see those two off. Can he leap ahead of Kane and Salah once again though? The jury is out on that one.
The Best of the Rest
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is top of the goalscoring charts currently with 10 goals in as many games and he has it all to prove if he’s going to get into that England squad come the end of the season.
Ancelotti has got him playing fantastic football, but his goalscoring form will likely come down to the form of Everton and whether they can maintain what has been a very strong start for them. Top scorer may be a push, but he’ll certainly look to be among the top five at the end of the year.
It’s a similar story for Son. He’s had a fantastic start but he’s also competing with Kane for goals in that Spurs side, which could see the two overlap in the next few weeks, with Son being more provider for Kane than vice versa, which is what is happening currently.
Elsewhere, Timo Werner could be a dark horse at 10/1. He had a slow start to the Premier League season but has already picked up the pace and will be looking to mount a challenge on the Premier League title and goalscoring chart during his first year at Stamford Bridge.