With just six more rounds of matches remaining in the Premier League this season, the race to finish as the top scorer in the division is hotting up.
With just six more rounds of matches remaining in the Premier League this season, the race to finish as the top scorer in the division is hotting up. Romelu Lukaku is leading the charts with 24 goals for Everton, while Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is second with 20. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has hit the net 18 times so far this season, while Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero are all on 17 goals.
While Ibrahimovic, Costa and Aguero do still have a chance of ending the season as the top scorer in the Premier League, at this stage of the campaign, it is fair to say that it will be between Everton’s Lukaku and Kane of Tottenham. Below we look at the chances of the two main contenders for the Golden Boot.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and is the favourite to win the Golden Boot award this season. With 24 goals already to his name, the Belgium international striker will feel confident of breaking the 30-goal barrier.
With games against West Ham United, Swansea City and Watford to come, the former Chelsea striker will fancy adding to his goals tally. The 23-year-old has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Premier League, and it could be tough for Everton to keep hold of him next season, especially with Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly keen on him.
The last player to score 30 or more goals in a single season was Luis Suarez (now at Spanish giants Barcelona) for Liverpool in the 2013-14 campaign. Could it be an Everton player this season?
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Kane has scored 20 or more goals in the Premier League for the third season in a row and has to be included among the best strikers in the world. If the England international had not suffered a recent injury, then he would have probably been ahead of Lukaku in the goalscorers’ charts at the moment.
Perhaps that is the reason why the odds of Kane winning the Golden Boot are as low as 6/1. With Lukaku rated at 1/4 to finish the season as the top scorer in the Premier League, it would not be a bad idea to sign up to the monthly promotions on offer and place a bet on Kane.
There are some tough games coming up for Spurs, including matches against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, but the striker should fancy his chances of finding the back of the net against Crystal Palace, West Ham, Leicester City and Hull City.
Lukaku and Kane are two of the best players in the Premier League, and the final weeks could show who the better striker is. The Belgian is starring for a team that is unlikely to break into the top six, while Kane is surrounded by some of the best midfielders in England, such as Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele. Even if Lukaku does not finish as the top scorer, he would probably have a better season on a personal level than Kane.