Premier League game ten went down last weekend. The two Manchester clubs continue to set the pace. Pep Guardiola machine thrashed West Brom 3-2 away from home. Jose Mourinho destroyed Tottenham Hotspurs 1-0 at Old Trafford. Today, we want to focus on pace-setters in the goal charts. Who are the top eight Golden boot contenders so far;
8. Jamie Vardy- 6 goals
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is backfiring from all cylinders. The England striker scored 24 in 38 matches in 2015/16 season when they won the Premier League title. Last season he netted 16 times in 48 appearances in all competitions. This season, the attacker has netted 6 times in 10 matches.
7. Gabriel Jesus- 6 goals (1 assist)
Gabriel Jesus now has the best record when it comes to goal-per-minute played in the Premier League history. He joined in January this year and despite suffering a bad injury few weeks after, he has returned to continue tormenting defenders and goalkeepers. This season he has netted 6 goals plus 1 assist. His partnership with Sergio Aguero has continued to blossom.
6. Alvaro Morata 6 goals (3 assists)
Chelsea has not enjoyed a great start this season. Premier League defending Champions are currently 4th in the table 9 points behind leaders Manchester City. They have lost three matches so far, the same number of games they lost last season. Alvaro Morata has started his Blues career well despite a poor start for the team. He has netted six goals and assisted 3 more goals.
5. Leroy Sane- 6 goals (5 assists)
Pep Guardiola likes skillful small young players. Manchester City current team is full of skillful players who like to dominate the ball and create many chances. The likes of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and David Silva tell the full story. The German international is a force down the left. He has pace and in recent days, goals are coming in too. He has scored 6 so far and assisted 5 other goals.
4. Raheem Sterling- 7 goals (2 assists)
Manchester City is flying high at the moment. Pep Guardiola remains the only side yet to lose a match in the League so far. The last time a team came close to beating them was Everton in September. They are five points clear at the top. There are many reasons why the team is unstoppable and Raheem Sterling is one of the reason. He has re-discovered his career under the Spaniard.
3 Romelu Lukaku- 7 goals (3 assists)
Manchester United new acquisition Romelu Lukaku has scored 7 goals since he arrived from Everton for a £75 million. The Belgian has struggled since the League clash against Liverpool at Anfield but he will net soon. He has assisted goals in his last two matches against Huddersfield and Totten Ham Hotspurs.
The striker is already looking like a bargain given the manner in which the transfer market has changed. The likes of Alvaro Morata and Alexander Lacazette who arrived in the same period will certainly be judged harshly.
2=Sergio Aguero- 7 goals (3 assists)
Sergio Aguero does not need to prove himself anymore. We all know the Manchester City striker is a lethal finisher. He has scored six Premier League hat-tricks and 10th in all competitions since he arrived at Etihad in 2011.
The Argentine was sidelined when Gabriel Jesus arrived but Pep Guardiola has now realized it was a terrible mistake. The Citizens ended up winning nothing last season. It was the first time they were going home empty handed since 2011. The striker now has five goals to his name this season.
1. Harry Kane- 8 goals (1 assist)
Tottenham Hotspurs fans will be down their knees to pray for their talisman Harry Kane. The prolific striker suffered a hamstring injury last week on Friday which made him miss the clash at Old Trafford. They need him back on Wednesday to help them deal with Real Madrid at Wembley. The 24-year-old leads the goal charts with 8 goals and 1 assist.