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Premier League 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (12/4/17)

Premier League 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (12/4/17)

With most playing 31 Premier League games in the 2016/17 season, this year could see a record number of players break the 20 goal mark.

With goalscoring so far this season, the Golden Boot race is set to be the most competitive in the last 20 years and if six players break that magical 20 mark this year it will be for the first time since the 1994/95 season.

And that's important because back then the Premier League was a 42 match division.

The reduction in games is worth noting because the Premier League has only registered five or more players scoring 20 or over on three occasions - six in 1993/94 and 1994/95 with 42 games, and then five in 2009/10.

In contention for this year's Golden Boot are Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic but Dele Alli, Jermain Defoe and Sergio Aguero certainly can't be ruled out.

But there are enough games left for the table below to change so we'll just have to see what happens.

Statistics from PremierLeague.com.

Top PL Scorers 2016/17 So Far
No
Club
Player
Goals
1
Everton
Romelu Lukaku
23 goals
2
Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane
19 goals
3
Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez
18 goals
4
Chelsea
Diego Costa
17 goals
-
Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
17 goals
6
Manchester City
Sergio Aguero
16 goals
-
Tottenham Hotspur
Dele Alli
16 goals
8
Sunderland
Jermain Defoe
14 goals
-
Chelsea
Eden Hazard
14 goals
10
Bournemouth
Joshua King
13 goals


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday April 12 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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