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Top 5 contenders to win the Premier League Golden Boot award

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The new edition of Premier League started just a month ago and following the conclusion of the game week four, the league table is very congested to predict any potential winners at this stage. With the race to win the title getting fierce after each game week, the race to become the top scorer is also up and running. 

Following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the fray, the fight for the golden boot has become extremely fierce with Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah already in contention. 

With Jamey Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having gone under the boil in recent seasons, there are few young players who are showing promises to become a surprising winner. 

Top 5 favourites to win Premier League Golden Boot award:

5. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 

The Everton forward’s inclusion in this list might raise a few eyebrows but the England International has been scoring consistently for the Toffees. After enjoying an excellent campaign last term, the 24-years-old has also started this season brilliantly at Goodison Park. 

He has already scored three goals in the first three games of the season under new manager Rafael Benítez and will be hoping to continue the goal-scoring form throughout the campaign. 

4. Harry Kane:

Last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner has commenced this campaign very slowly. After returning to the pre-season training late – following the involvement in the European Championship – the England captain is yet to showcase his last term’s form under the new manager Nuno Espirito Santo. 

After missing the opening day victory against Manchester City, the 28-year-old has been involved in the last three games but has yet to register a goal or assist. However, the Englishman’s goal-scoring prowess and his display over the past few campaigns have automatically put his name on this list. 

3. Mohamed Salah:

The Egyptian has always been in contention for the Premier League Golden Boot award since producing a blistering debut season at Liverpool. Having won this award in the 17/18 season and shared the award with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane in the following season, the 29-year-old is up and running once again for this campaign. 

The winger has already scored two goals and assisted two times in the first three games. The former Chelsea man has contributed to 132 league goals for the Merseyside club, scoring 97 goals and notching up 35 assists in 148 league games over the past few campaigns. 

2. Romelu Lukaku:

After enduring a torrid time at Manchester United, the Belgian has rejuvenated his career at Inter Milan under Antonio Conte. Following a scintillating couple of seasons at the San Siro stadium, the 28-year-old has made the return to Chelsea where he joined for the first time back in 2011 as a teenager. 

The Blues struggled to score goals last season as Timo Werner could not become the centre forward that Thomas Tuchel’s side were required. But, following Lukaku’s acquisition in the squad, the West Londoners have already scored nine goals in four games. 

The Belgian has scored three goals in as many games and showing promise to become a potential candidate to win the Premier League Golden Boot award for this season.

1, Cristiano Ronaldo:

The Portuguese superstar joined Manchester United this summer after leaving the club 12 years ago. His return has brought back positivity around the club and title aspirants for this season. The forward’s acquisition will also help the young players to develop at Old Trafford and flourish under his tutelage. 

The 36-year-old managed to win the Serie A golden boot award last term with Juventus and will be looking to replicate the same performance at Old Trafford in this campaign. He has already showcased by scoring two goals in his opening game that he still has plenty of appetites to achieve big prizes. And the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not have any excuse for not ending the trophy drought at Old Trafford this season. 

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