Top Goal Scorers Last season saw Harry Kane win the Golden Boot accolade with 23 goals, just beating Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize.
As the 2021-22 season approaches, the fight for top scorers is heating up once more, and there are a few more contenders this time around.
With the battle underway, FUTBALLNEWS presents the Premier League’s best goal scorers this season.
Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | 16 goals
Mohamed Salah, a two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, finished second last season and is aiming for his third individual award in 2021-22 as he attempts to lead Liverpool to the title.
Salah has averaged just under 24 Premier League goals per season over the past four seasons, and he will be looking to break that record this season.
Diogo Jota | Liverpool | 12 goals
When Diogo Jota joined Liverpool from Wolves in 2020-21, he made an immediate impact, and he has provided a new type of goal threat to Roberto Firmino.
After having his first season cut short by injury, the Portugal international will believe he can contribute even more this season.
Heung-min Son | Tottenham | 9 goals
Heung-min Last season, Son had his finest scoring season ever with Tottenham, netting 17 goals in 37 Premier League matches.
The attacker has scored in double figures in each of the last five seasons and could be a strong contender for the Golden Boot as he looks to fill in for Harry Kane.
Jamie Vardy | Leicester City | 9 goals
Despite being in his mid-thirties, Jamie Vardy has showed no signs of slowing down when it comes to scoring goals, and he continues to lead Leicester City’s attack.
Vardy, who has become a legend for the Foxes, will be expected to provide goals for Brendan Rodgers’ team during the season.
Michail Antonio | West Ham | 8 goals
Michael Antonio, an unusual candidate for Premier League top scorer, has scored in double figures in each of the last two seasons, and the West Ham striker will be ready to go in 2021-22.
David Moyes and the Hammers fans will be hoping he can keep up the good work until the end of the season.
Sadio Mane | Liverpool | 8 goals
In 2018-19, Sadio Mane, a Liverpool winger, shared the Golden Boot trophy with teammate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but his goal production has dropped in prior seasons.
However, the Senegal international sent down a marker of intent at the start of the 2021-22 season.
Cristiano Ronaldo | Man Utd | 8 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo, who completed last season as Serie A’s leading scorer with 29 goals in 33 appearances, dispelled any fears that he might slow down upon his return to Old Trafford by scoring twice in his first game back.
Manchester United supporters will be hoping that the Portugal phenomenon can assist them in their quest for the Premier League title.
Raphinha | Leeds United | 8 goals
Raphinha, the Brazilian star for Leeds United, was involved in 15 Premier League goals last season (six goals, nine assists), and he has continued his success in 2021-22.
Emmanuel Dennis | Watford | 8 goals
Emmanuel Dennis, a Nigerian international, has flourished since joining Watford from Club Brugge, scoring a number of goals for the Hornets.
Emile Smith Rowe | Arsenal | 8 goals
The young England midfielder has had a strong start to the 2021-22 season, scoring in a 2-0 win over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.