The main contenders to be one of the English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18 are Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Joshua King (AFC Bournemouth) and Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).
The football world has seen several great players scoring the most while winning the Premier League Golden Boot award in 25 seasons of EPL since Teddy Sheringham first won the trophy in the inaugural season of Premier League 1992-93. The top scorers’ list of premier league has a great versatility where several players scored the most in seasons more than one time in their Premier League career. The legacy started with Alan Shearer when he scored the most in league three times consecutively from 1995 to 1997. Then Michael Owen became the top scorer twice in consecutive years in 1998 and 1999. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was the first non-English player to score the most in two seasons of Premier League. Then the legacy of Thierry Henry started and he scored the most number of goals in four seasons of English Premier League. Didier Drogba, Robin van Persie and most recently Harry Kane became the top scorer twice each. Like every season, Fans are expecting to see some great football and some goal machines this year too. So let’s start the counting of English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18.
- English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18
English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18
Where many players are expected to score a huge number of goals this season, fans also have their eyes on several youngsters of their Premier League clubs. The football world is now predicting if Harry Kane will be the League’s top scorer this year too or some other player will replace him from the top spot of the goal-scoring list. So let’s start the prediction of this year’s top scoring list.
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
After scoring 25 goals and winning the Golden Boot in 2015-16 season, Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane again became the highest goalscorer in the last season of Premier League 2016-17. The goal-machine is expected to become the reigning top scorer and is the main contender to be the English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. Harry Kane scored 29 goals in 30 EPL games with a per match goal ratio of 0.97 which is the highest goals-to-games ratio in the Premier League history. He is one of the only four players in Premier League history to score more than 20 goals in three consecutive seasons. Depending on his goal scoring capability, Tottenham Hotspur finished their last season of the league in the second place of league table.
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is one of the only five players to score 50 goals in Premier League before attaining the age of 23. This marvellous player is the top scorer of Everton last season and is one of the main contenders of English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. Romelu Lukaku scored 25 goals last season in 37 matches for the club. He scored a hat-trick against Sunderland on 12th September 2016 which is the 12th quickest hat-trick in Premier League history. Lukaku also scored Everton’s fastest ever Premier League goal on 4th February 2017 against Bournemouth. Even after he turned down a new five-year contract with Everton, fans are expecting he will be the key player in the club’s success in the EPL season 2017-18.
Alexis Sánchez – Arsenal
Chilean winger Alexis Sánchez is one of the most prolific goal scorers of Premier League and is one of the key contestants to be English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. He scored 24 goals in 38 Premier League matches for Arsenal last season. Alexis Sánchez achieved the Arsenal’s Player of the Season award last year and was also included in the six-player shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year 2016. He also led his national team in the final of FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 and currently is in a great form. Due to his goal scoring records and amazing aggression on the ground, fans are expecting to see their team on the top position of Premier League season 2017-18.
Sergio Agüero – Manchester City
Argentine striker Sergio “Kun” Agüero is known for his tactical intelligence on the ground and is currently one of the main prospects to be English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. Besides scoring the record number of goals for his team Manchester City each season since 2011, he is also one of the all-time top scorers in the Premier League. Sergio Agüero scored 20 goals in 31 matches for Manchester City last season. He scored his 150th goal for Manchester City last season and is currently the team’s third highest all-time goal scorer. City finished last season at the third position of Premier League table due to his marvellous goal scoring record. Sergio Agüero will definitely try his best to win the Premier League Golden Boot award this season.
Diego Costa – Chelsea
Spanish striker Diego Costa is widely regarded as one of the most prolific goalscorers in Premier League history and is now ready to claim his position among English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. The Chelsea star is known for his aggressive behaviour and controversial statements but is undoubtedly one of the key players of his team’s success last year. Diego Costa scored 20 goals in 35 matches of Premier League last year which led his team, Chelsea, to win the League in the last season of 2016-17. He achieved the Premier League Player of the Month award in November 2016 which is for the second time in his Premier League career. Depending on his goal-scoring ability, Chelsea is expected to win the league trophy this season too.
Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur
English midfielder Dele Alli is the most versatile youngster of Tottenham Hotspur and is expected to be one of the English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. He scored 18 goals in 37 matches last season with Spurs and helped the team to achieve the second position in Premier League. Dele Alli scored eight goals in six league matches between 18th December 2016 and 21st January 2017 in Premier League season 2016-17 and achieved the title of Premier League Player of the Month for January 2017. Besides his Premier League success, he also named as the best U21 talent in the football world in 2016 by FourFourTwo. Everyone is now looking forward to see a marvellous performance by Dele Alli in the new season of 2017-18.
Zlatan Ibrahimović – Manchester United
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović will definitely be one of the English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18 if he stays in the league with Manchester United. He is widely known for his acrobatic finishing and is regarded as one of the best strikers the football world has ever seen. Zlatan played just 28 matches in Premier League last season for Manchester and scored 17 goals. He became the oldest player to score at least 15 goals in a single Premier League season after he scored against Leicester City in February 2017. Zlatan Ibrahimović was shortlisted among the six nominees for the PFA Player of the Year 2017 because of his marvellous contribution for Manchester United. He will definitely be a major goal-scoring factor if he stays with the Red Devil in the new season.
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Belgian attacking midfield Eden Hazard is widely regarded as one of the best footballers of modern days and is predicted to score high to stay among the English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. He scored 16 goals last season for Chelsea in 36 Premier League matches. Eden Hazard achieved the award of Premier League Player of the Month for October on 18th November 2016. For his excellent performance, he was inducted in the PFA Team of the Year 2016-17 which was for the fourth time in career in his five seasons at Chelsea. Eden Hazard, besides his spectacular goals, also made some amazing assists last season which helped his club Chelsea to lift the Premier League title of 2016-17.
Joshua King – AFC Bournemouth
Norwegian striker Joshua King is known as an amazing football prospect which he proved while playing for Bournemouth. He scored 16 goals in 36 matches in the last season of Premier League 2016-17. Joshua King scored five goals in three Premier League matches last season from late February to March 2017. He became one of the only six players to score at least three times in a single Premier League match after he scored a hat-trick against West Ham. AFC Bournemouth finished in the 9th position of League table in the last season of Premier League 2016-17 depending on his marvellous striking capacity. With his amazing goal scoring talent, he will definitely be among the English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18.
Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace
Belgian striker Christian Benteke is widely regarded as one of the most prolific football Belgium has ever produced and is predicted by the football pundits to be among English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18. Crystal Palace signed this talent with £27 million in 2016 for four years and he proved himself to be one of the key players in the squad in the following season. Christian Benteke scored his first goal for Crystal Palace in a win against Middlesbrough on 10th September 2016. He scored 15 goals in 36 matches for Crystal Palace in the last season of Premier League 2016-17. Christian Benteke is currently having a great form and is expected to score high in the new season of Premier League 2017-18.
Besides all these players on our prediction list, every player of every Premier League club will try their best to be the top scorer this season to earn the prestigious Golden Boot. So let’s cheer for your favourite players and don’t forget to send us your valuable comments on English Premier League Top Goal Scorers 2017/18 in the comment box below.