The new season is drawing ever closer and already there is talk about which teams and players will impress. One race that is always hotly contested is the one for the Premier League Golden Boot, with Mo Salah and Harry Kane pushing each other all the way last season before the Egyptian pipped the Spurs striker to the post by finishing on 32, two ahead of Kane. It should be well fought contest once again this term and Kane has been installed as the early favourite by most betting sites and bookmakers; Unibet has Kane 2/1 favourite, with Mo Salah a distant 6/1 second favourite.
Kane, 24, has scored consistently for Spurs since the 14/15 season and continues to go from strength to strength domestically. He’s also been in great form for England recently too and has just won the World Cup Golden Boot after scoring 6 goals at the tournament. He will undoubtedly be buoyed by his latest achievement and will be in the running to be declared the Premier League’s top marksman once again, but he will face stiff competition.
Many will expect, or indeed hope, that Liverpool’s Mo Salah can recreate the form he showed last season which stunned world football. The 26-year-old Egyptian managed to score 32 goals in 36 Premier League games making him one of the deadliest goal scorers the division has seen for a long time. He was integral to Liverpool reaching the Champions League final and with Jurgen Klopp having strengthened his squad it could be another big season for Salah.
Romelu Lukaku scored 16 goals in 34 outings for Manchester United last season after making a big money move from Everton. While 16 in 34 isn’t too bad his manager Jose Mourinho will certainly be expecting a much better return this term. The Belgian striker enjoyed a solid World Cup in Russia, scoring 4 goals in 6 games, and he will be looking to carry that form into the new Premier League season. He may need more ammo supplied to him by World Cup winner Paul Pogba if he’s to challenge the likes of Harry Kane and Mo Salah.
It’s been all change at Arsenal this summer with Unai Emery replacing Arsene Wenger at the helm. One of Wenger’s final actions as manager was to recruit Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and what a decision it proved to be. The pacey Gabonese attacker scored 10 goals in 13 games for the Gunners after arriving in the winter window and he has all the attributes to go well under Emery in his new look side. If assist king Mesut Ozil can supply the goods, Aubameyang is a good outside bet to win the golden boot.
It will certainly be a very interesting battle to be named the Premier League’s top goal scorer this season. As things stand, you can see why Harry Kane is favourite as he has consistently delivered in the division for the last four seasons but if Salah can get anywhere close to his best, he could once again pip him to the post.