The top five contenders of the 2020-21 Premier League Golden Boot

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We’ve seen some of Europe’s best scorers in the Premier League this season And the Golden Boot race is warming up in the final leg. 

The 2020-21 Premier League season is in its final stages, with only four rounds for most teams.

Manchester City is the only runners-up to win the Premier League title this season. They are leading their arch-rivals Manchester United by 13 points. 

And the battle for the top 4 is still open. With Leicester City facing a shocking 4-2 defeat at home against Newcastle United. 

The battle gives West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur fans a small window to claim the Champions League favor.

Premier League 2020-21: Contenders of Golden Boot.

We’ve seen some of Europe’s best scorers in the Premier League this season. And the Golden Boot race is warming up in the final leg. 

With 897 goals in the 2020-21 season. The race has been one of the highest-scoring campaigns in the Premier League.

On that note, let’s take a look at five Premier League Golden Boot opponents this season:

# 5 Dominic Calvert-Lewin | 15 goals

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his impressive goalscoring form since last season, scoring 20 goals in 34 games this season.

The Toffees are in contention for a place in the Europa League this season. And England is to be commended for their part in it.

Calvert-Lewin’s 15 goals in the 2020-21 Premier League season made him Everton’s top scorer in the country. With Richarlison second, only six goals away.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Source Premier League)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Source: Premier League)

The 24-year-old got involved in 24 goals. With 20 goals, four assists this season with an impressive xG (expected goals) of 15.79. 

He also has 20 passes per match, with a pass completion rate of 69%.

Although Everton has slipped and gone through this Premier League season, featured in the top 4 for a short time, the Englishman has been their most consistent player.

Calvert-Lewin finds himself fifth in the Golden League’s Golden Boot title.

# 4 Son Heung-Min | 16 goals

Son Heung-Min was one of the best at Tottenham Hotspur in a short time. The fantastic partnership between Son and Harry Kane is the only reason. Spurs have secured an outside chance to get into the top 4 at the end of the season.

Son is arguably having the best season of his career – with direct involvement in 38 goals. With 21 goals, 17 assists from 47 appearances this season.

Son and Kane have established themselves as the Premier League’s most dangerous ally in a single campaign. With the score of 14 goals so far this season. 

Son Heung-Min (Source Premier League)
Son Heung-Min (Source: Premier League)

They beat Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, who has 13 goals in the 1994-95 season. They also have a lasting 34-goal aggregate record. The second only to Didier Drogba and 36 goals for Frank Lampard.

The son was as important as Harry Kane in giving Tottenham Hotspur a chance to fight in the last four. 

An Asian soccer player who has won six times has something unique xG of 9.88 – coupled with an xA (expected assists) of 8.98 in the 2020-21 PL season.

# 3 Bruno Fernandes | 16 goals

Bruno Fernandes has been a thrill during his short stint at Manchester United.

After he arrived in the winter transfer window in 2019, the Portuguese midfielder immediately impacted by driving the Red Devils to a top-four finish in the previous campaign.

 He was involved in 20 goals (12 goals, eight assists) from just 22 appearances in his six-month cameo last season.

Bruno Fernandes (Source Marca)
Bruno Fernandes (Source: Marca)

While others had expected to immerse themselves in form, the 26-year-old has only improved. In the 2020-21 Premier League season.

He leads all his Manchester United teammates in goals and assists. With 16 goals and 11 assists from 33 PL appearances.

In 53 appearances across all competitions this season, Fernandes has 43 goals (26 goals, 17 assists). In doing so, he has established himself as a leader in the Manchester United squad. After serving as a much-needed charm in their renewal.

# 2 Mohamed Salah | 20 goals

Mohamed Salah has been one of the most consistent scorers in the Premier League over the years. After winning the Golden Boot respectively for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

The Egyptian ace is also a strong contender this season, with 20 goals in his name from 32 PL appearances. He is currently second in the Premier League’s Golden Boot – following Harry Kane with just one goal.

Mohamed Salah(Source: UCL)
Mohamed Salah(Source: UCL)

Liverpool has a terrible time defending the Premier League title. But Salah has always got his name on the scoresheet, scoring every 132 minutes. 

He also has one of the highest xG in European football of 17.84, with an accuracy of 42% shooting and a conversion rate of 19%.

Salah has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games and struggles to secure his third Golden Boot in four years.

# 1 Harry Kane | 21 goals

Harry Kane has established himself as one of Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading scorers.

The Englishman has already had built a reputation as a goal-machine. But he has also added a new dimension to his game with a range of passing at his disposal.

Kane scored 24 goals total in the 2019-20 season but notched up just two assists. This season, however, the 27-year old has recorded 16 assists and 31 goals across all competitions.

Harry Kane- Premier League
Harry Kane (Source: Premier League)

Harry Kane leads the Premier League charts in terms of both assists and goals. It is Making him a strong contender for the Year award’s PFA Player.

The two-time Golden Boot winner has contributed 56% of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League goals this season. Having played 89% of Spurs’ minutes at PL.

After another season, that didn’t cut the trophy with the Lilywhites. Kane is likely to suddenly head to one of Europe’s leading dogs in the upcoming transfer window.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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