The British Premier League is a long and gruelling competition lasting almost 10 months. With more twists and turns then a roller-coaster it’s often difficult to make predictions at the beginning of the season that come even remotely close to what actually ends up happening. Just ask Leicester City! So now we are almost 3 months in let’s look at who are the favourites to win the premier league Golden boot and where you should put your money if your a betting man!
There were questions marks at the beginning of the season about how long it would take Pep Guadiola to settle in to Manchester City and whether he would be able to hit the ground running. With 8 goals so far for Kun Aguero and Man City sitting pretty near the top of the table it seems that Pep was able to sort out the City boys and challenge for the title after all. Whether they will actually win the league is anyone’s guess but barring a serious injury Kun Aguero has still got to be the favourite for the Golden Boot.
The Swedish Super Giant came to the Premier League after an amazing 113 goals in just 122 appearances for PSG. Many people predicted that with Jose Mourinho on the sidelines and a gifted Man United team of both talented youngsters and expensive acquisitions the conditions were perfect for Ibrahimovic to lead the scoring charts. After a promising win against Leicester City for the Charity Shield he hasn’t exactly been hitting the same goalscoring heights he reached in Ligue 1. It’s not out of the question that he could still win the Golden boot but things are less optimistic than at the start of the season.
At the beginning of the season noone would have given Hazard a chance at being the top Goalscorer in the Premier League after last seasons disaster with Chelsea but here we are with Hazard scoring 7 so far this season making him joint 3rd top goalscorer. It seems with Conte’s new 3-4-3 Hazard has found a new sense of freedom unburdened by the defensive duties in a Mourinho 4-2-3-1. With the freedom to dominate the left side of the pitch against any right back unlucky to be playing against him and his ability to cut in and shoot Hazard could surprise us further by nabbing the Golden Boot
But Hazard isn’t the only person to have rediscovered his form under the new manager Conte. Whether it was with the old 4-2-3-1 or with the new 3-4-3 Diego Costa seems to have no problem in front of the goal and currently leads the charts with 10 goals, which is even more impressive considering not a single goal is from penalties… we’re looking at you James Milner!
So whoever wins the Golden Boot this year, the only thing we know for certain is that this could all change in 3 months time! But for the moment these 4 gentleman are possibly the best contenders for the top scorer spot.