The goals have come in their numbers since the new Premier League season kicked off, and the regular suspects and a few new faces are excelling in front of goal.

As the race for the Golden Boot remains steadily underway, who will dethrone Harry Kane come May and get crowned as the new EPL goal king of 2016-17?


How many times have the 28-year-old narrowly missed out of the top prize through his frequent injury woes?

Despite playing 8 games less than his Tottenham rival last term, Kun was just a goal shy of Kane’s 25 goals.

This season, the Manchester City goal machine has gotten off to a flying start, notching 8 strikes in 9 appearances.

On a per-minute-ratio basis, the Argentine has scored more goals than anyone else having played for 744 minutes and scoring a goal every other 93 minutes.

You think Sergio won’t add another Golden Boot to the one he picked up in 2014-15 when the season ends?

Think Again!!!

Golden Boot chances percentage: 90%


Chelsea’s goal supplier has been in fine form this season, and he probably might have bagged as many as 12 or more goals if only he converted some glaring chances presented to him on a platter.

Nevertheless, the 28-year-old Brazilian-born Spain international has found the back of the net an impressive 9 times, and is on course to help the Blues’ title cause this term.

Given how he overcame his struggles of last season when a dismal campaign saw him register just 12 goals in 28 Premier League appearances, it won’t be surprising if he betters his return of 20 goals in 26 games in Chelsea’s 2014-15 title-winning season.

Golden Boot chances percentage: 85%


Eden is operating in a more advanced position upfront than Costa this term, all thanks to Conte’s 3-4-3 that allows him to roam and play a free role.

And that has yielded positive results, with the 25-year-old notching 7 goals already. That’s 3 more than he bagged in 31 EPL appearances last season.

No midfielder has ever won the Golden Boot award, but the groundbreaking performances from this gem could see him emerge as the first to.

Defenders are finding it harder to contain his goalscoring threat, and it won’t be surprising if he leads the club to glory with his goals this term.

Surpassing his best return of 14 is more than certain, question is can he add at least 10 more.

Golden Boot chances percentage: 90%


Will Kane let go of his coveted title this term?

An early injury looks to have slowed him down, but 3 goals in 6 appearances is a pointer that he is heading towards the top of the goalscoring charts once again.

The 3-time Premier League Player of the Month proved not to be just another flash in the pan last season by scoring 4 more goal than he did in his breakthrough season, and a lot of us are curious if the 23-year-old will surpass his 25 goals of last season.

At least 23 more goals to go Kane!!!

Golden Boot chances percentage: 75%


No goals in 6 straight games, yet Ibrahimovic has managed to get 6 goals this term. While he is a little bit behind the early pacesetters on the goals log, catching up is what the 35-year-old is capable of doing.

His confidence is through the roof, and just for the sake of another wise sayings of his he would come up if he lands the Golden Boot, he is deserving of it.

Golden Boot chances percentage: 70%

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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