Liverpool and Arsenal stars in intense battle for the prestigious award
Liverpool were 2-0 winners over Wolves last week Friday as they established a four-point lead at the top of the League standings.
Goals from in-form striker Mohammed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk were enough to win it for the Reds.
Salah’s goal was his 11th of the season and he’s on the right path to reclaiming the Premier League’s golden boot which he won last season after scoring 37 goals in all competitions.
However, the Egyptian forward should be wary of his fellow African star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for the highly regarded individual glory.
The Gabonese striker isn’t a stranger to many football fans and his goalscoring prowess makes him stand out from his Arsenal teammates.
Having played 16 League matches this season, the former Borussia Dortmund striker has 12 goals, one above the Liverpool man.
Despite touching the ball in just 31 times against Burnley at the weekend, Aubameyang scored two good goals to further justify his importance to Unai Emery’s team.
Both players are known for their high scoring feat and we’re set to witness a very competitive affair in the race for the award.
OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE RACE FOR THE AWARD
Tottenham’s Harry Kane is another player who is very much in the competition for the highest goal scorer’s award.
The England international scored two goals to help the Wembley outfits registered an emphatic 6-2 away victory over Everton last night.
With his goals at the Goodison Park stadium, the Real Madrid’s longtime target now has 9 goals to his name, three goals behind Aubameyang.
Manchester City have seen their brilliant start to the season brought to an abrupt end and they now look a bit lethargic and short of inspiration.
Nonetheless, Raheem Sterling continues his fine form having scored nine goals in as many matches as possible.
He is three goals behind the leading goalscorer and he will need to be more clinical in front of goal if he must win the award for the first time in his career.
OTHER NOTABLE MENTIONS
Eden Hazard is equally in the race for the award but it will take him more determination to win it. Over time, the Belgian playmaker hasn’t scored up to 20 goals in one season but this season seems to be different as he now features more as a centre-forward.
The Manchester United striker is enjoying a new lease of life after passing through a very frustrating period last season.
He has scored eight goals so far this season and he is on a course to add to it after putting up a very wonderful performance against Cardiff last Saturday.