The top five scorers in the 19/20 season
The Premier League season looks set to restart after 100 days of absence due to the ongoing global health crisis, so you’d be forgiven for forgetting who has been leading the Golden Boot race.
Here are the five players leading the hunt for one of the most prestigious awards in football.
Premier League goals
5 Danny Ings (Southampton) – 15 goals
The former Liverpool and Burnley striker has been red-hot this term, banging in 15 goals in 29 games for Southampton. Ings joined the Saints permanently at the start of the season having spent the 2018/19 season at St Mary’s on loan from the Reds.
He scored his first goal of the season against former club Liverpool and in late November into December 2019 got on the scoresheet in five successive league games.
4 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 16 goals
The Egyptian King hasn’t quite hit his straps by his own high standards this season, but Liverpool have not struggled to create and score chances.
Salah has only gone three league games without scoring once this season, consistently finding a way to get on the scoresheet. The winger leads the way at Liverpool, two goals ahead of Sadio mane and eight more than third-highest scorer Bobby Firmino.
3 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 16 goals
The Argentine hitman is another who hasn’t quite lived up to his own ridiculously high standards this term.
There are some who feel Aguero’s profligacy in front of goal has cost Manchester City the defence of their title and status as the undisputed kings of England.
2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 17 goals
Much like 2018/19 Aubameyang has been a standout performer in a group of underachievers at Arsenal.
The Gabonese striker’s efforts have been key to Arsenal remaining in the top half of the table as Mikel Arteta tries to arrest the famous club’s free fall.
Aubameyang shared last seasons Golden boot with Liverpool stars Salah and Mane and is in the frame for another taste this campaign.
1 Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 19 goals
Having already proved that he is no one-season wonder, Vardy has been on a tear as Leicester City recovered some of their best form. The pacey striker has 19 Premier League goals in the bag already.
The Foxes occupy a Champions League spot but mathematically dropped out of the title race before their 4-0 against Aston Villa on 9 March which was the last Premier League match played before the shutdown.
Vardy scored three of Leicester City’s nine goals in their drubbing of Southampton back in October 2019.