We have put one fourth of the season behind us, and things are starting to settle. The race for top scorer is still wide open.
Last year we saw three players share the title as the Premier League top scorer. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all hit the back of the net 22 times each.
All of those three are strong contenders for this years race for top scorer, but the Liverpool duo are trailing the eight goals of Aubameyang with five goals so far for Mané and only four goals for Salah, who has won the top scorer title the last two seasons.
Behind those three last year we had Sergio Agüero with 21 goals. Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling followed on the next three spots.
He scores when he wants…
Agüero is very much in contention this season as well, being joint top scorer with eight goals in the first nine matches. On top of that, take into account that he did not play at all against Crystal Palace. Agüero only has 560 minutes of Premier League football so far this season. This gives him one goal per 70 minutes played!
Harry Kane lost a big part of his season to injury, and “only” made 17 goals, his lowest number since his breakthough season 2014/15. Kane ended with 21, 25, 29 and 30 goals in his first four full seasons, and will be eager to get back over the magic line of 20 goals this season. He currently stand with 5 goals in the first nine matches.
Jamie Vardy currently stands on six goals to his name, but with a good looking schedule until mid December he will surely score a few more in the coming weeks.