With the Premier League now underway, who is the favourite for the 20/21 Golden Boot?
The race for the Golden Boot is always an exciting one. The Premier League has some of the worlds best goalscorers in it and it usually goes down to the last game.
Last season’s award went to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy who got 23 goals for the season. His closest competitors were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Ings who finished the season on 22 goals each.
These current favourites have all won the award except for one outsider. This should make for an exciting Golden Boot race as we know they all have what it takes to finish on the top spot come to the end of the season.
Premier League Top Scorer Odds (Paddy Power)
Mo Salah (Liverpool) – 7/2
Last season wasn’t as successful personally for Salah as his previous two seasons. He has two Golden Boots already which came in 17/18 and 18/19. In 19/20 he finished the campaign on 19 goals in 34 games and had he of played 38 who knows if he would have won the award.
This season though, he is firing on all cylinders. He has eight goals in eight games, which includes a hat-trick on the opening day. Salah looks really sharp at the minute and back to his best. He will be right up there looking for his third Golden Boot come May!
Harry Kane (Spurs) – 7/2
There is no debating that Harry Kane is one of the best goalscorers in world football when fit. Last season he got 18 goals in 29 games, missing a quarter of the season due to injury. Every time Kane has played 30 or more games, he has scored 20+ goals, his best in 17/18 where he scored 30 in 37.
The question as to whether Kane can do it this season is dependant on whether he can stay injury-free. Spurs need him to be fit, especially for big games. Kane currently has eight goals this season and looks back to his very best. The benefit Kane has is that he is prolific. He doesn’t tend to go many games without a goal and is Spurs’ penalty taker which is a huge advantage in these VAR times.
Jamie Vardy – 6/1
Year after year people write this man off and he comes back an impresses once again. So far he has eight goals for the season and is looking like he isn’t ageing at all. He tore Man City apart and got himself a hat-trick also.
Vardy takes the penalties for Leicester and is their main striker. Everything goes through him and after winning the Golden Boot last season he will be full of confidence to defend it this season.
Timo Werner – 17/2
The German striker to a while to get going at Chelsea but has finally started to find some form. He is currently on four goals this season and once he gets going he may be tough to stop. Werner has also been promoted to the penalty taker at Chelsea over Jorginho.
At Leipzig last season, he finished with 28 goals in 34 games. He could be this seasons suprise package we think.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 9/1
This seasons surprise package so far is the Everton frontman. Last season he came up with 13 goals, which is his best return for a Premier League season. So far he is on eights goals and seventh in the league table.
Like Salah, three of these games came in one game. This great form has lead to Calvert-Lewin being named the Player Of The Month for September. Everton are playing great football and creating many chances for DCL to add to his tally.