Who Will Top the Premier League Goalscoring Charts?
As the Premier League enters its home straight, we're getting a clearer idea as to how the table will look come the final few weeks of the campaign. While the race for the Premier League title appears to be Chelsea's to lose, currently eight points clear of Manchester City, the battle to finish as the division's top scorer is much more open. With just around three months left of the season, there are a host of players in with a real chance of ending the campaign as the Premier League's top scorer.
Let's take a closer look at some of the leading contenders.
Alexis Sanchez: While the wheels have somewhat come off Arsenal's title challenge, Sanchez may well end the season with some personal silverware to his name. Already well on his way to 20-plus goals in the league, the Chilean has been in phenomenal goalscoring form this season. Sanchez's form certainly hasn't gone unnoticed, and the forward has been linked with a move away from the Emirates at the end of the current campaign - something he is believed to be open to.
Diego Costa: In what has been another prolific season for the Chelsea striker, Costa finds himself with odds of around 7/2 with the Premier League betting to finish as the division's top scorer. The Spain international is closing in on the 20 league goals he scored in his debut season, and Chelsea's run at the summit of the table has coincided with Costa being tipped by many to go on and collect the top goalscorer award. Still one of the most divisive players in world football, the striker's incredible prowess in the penalty box is unquestionable.
Harry Kane: Last year's Golden Boot winner, Kane has again proven himself to be one of European football's most prolific forwards. On the back of a disappointing summer with England at the European Championships, Kane wasted little time in reminding the footballing world as to why he was expected to have a bigger impact in France. In a Tottenham shirt, though, Kane is right in contention to top the goalscoring charts for a second year running after another impressive campaign.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: While there is no denying that Ibrahimovic has been one of the world's best strikers throughout his career, many expected a fading version of the Swede to turn up at Old Trafford after signing for Manchester United last summer. At 35, though, Zlatan has proven he is still far from finished, already responsible for more than 20 goals in all competitions for United, 15 of those coming in the league. You certainly wouldn't put it past him to end his first season in the Premier League with the Golden Boot to his name.
Romelu Lukaku: The big Belgian has again shown just why so many clubs are desperate to sign him from Everton, putting himself right in Golden Boot contention despite playing for a team sitting seventh in the Premier League table. Capable of scoring all sorts of goals, the 23-year old is getting better every season, and the Toffees will try everything they can to hang onto one of the most exciting young strikers in world football.