1. Jamie Vardy
Since Leicester City’s miraculous title triumph in 2015/16, Jamie Vardy has been a talismanic force for the Foxes. Over the past six seasons, the striker has scored 65 Premier League goals. Ten of those strikes have come in his blistering start to his campaign.
His hell-for-leather pace and natural predatory footballing instincts have meant that he has scored a goal, on average, every 99 minutes in the league this season. Vardy will be hoping to maintain his excellent form and claim his first Golden Boot and, under Brendan Rodgers’ superb management, he stands a very good chance of doing exactly that.
2. Sergio Aguero
In second place in this season’s scoring charts is a name we are all used to seeing near the top of the list, Sergio Aguero. The Manchester City forward has, at the time of writing, netted 172 times in the Premier League with nine of those strikes recorded in his side’s opening 11 games.
Of all the players on this list, Aguero’s minutes-to-goals ratio is the best – on average, the Argentine has bagged a goal every 74 minutes in the league. With Manchester City consistently one of the best attacking teams in Europe under Pep Guardiola, you’d count on Aguero to be there or thereabouts at the top of the charts once again this season.
3. Tammy Abraham
Chelsea starlet Tammy Abraham is the third-highest scorer in the Premier League season with nine goals – it’s the same number as Aguero but Abraham comes in below the Argentine as his minutes-per-goals ratio is slightly inferior.
The young English striker’s goalscoring exploits this season are tremendously impressive given that this is his first full season leading the Blues’ line. Abraham spent last season on loan with Aston Villa in the Championship where he scored 25 times in 37 appearances – given his lightning-fast start, he’ll be hoping for a similar tally this time around.
4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been nothing short of a revelation since his arrival on these shores since his £56-million move from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. He has scored 40 goals in just 58 appearances during this time, 22 of them came last campaign, a figure which earned him a share in the 2018/19 Golden Boot along with Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane. With eight goals in nine appearances at the start of this campaign, he will have his sights set on another top-scorer award in 2019/20.
5. Raheem Sterling
In fifth place in the top-scoring charts in 2019/20 is Manchester City sensation, Raheem Sterling. In the past few seasons, the winger has gone from a player who many used to lament for his deficiencies in front of goal to one who has scored nearly 50 goals in the previous two seasons in all competitions.
He has continued this hot-streak in his opening nine games with City this campaign too, scoring seven goals, one every 126 minutes on average. No longer a precocious talent but a truly world-class talent, Sterling will be looking to add some individual accolades to his ever-expanding trophy cabinet.
6. Sadio Mane
Last season was the year when Sadio Mane truly established himself as one of the best players, not only in the Premier League but in world football at large. An integral part of Liverpool’s wonderful front-three, Mane has made goals a central part of his arsenal in addition to his heart-stopping pace and technical ability on the ball.
The Senegalese winger has registered six goals in the league so far from 26 shots, remarkable numbers for a player who doesn’t play as a conventional striker but as a wide-man. Last season, Mane finished joint-top of the scoring charts, surely this season he will be desperate to take the award home for himself.
7. Teemu Pukki
Teemu Pukki is a new name on this list. His first season in the Premier League got off to an excellent start as he scored six goals in Norwich’s opening games. Since then his strikes have dried up somewhat, but it is clear that a player with the instincts of Pukki will continue to fashion chances for himself and he should finish the season with a respectable goal tally.
Norwich City will need Pukki to be at his best if they are to survive the drop this year as the Canaries lie in 19th place, four points away from safety and without a win in five games.
8. Harry Kane
Tottenham Hotspur’s campaign may have got off to an awful start with them languishing in 11th place in the league, but Harry Kane continues to lead the front-line with distinction. He has dropped into more of a number 10 role over the past few years, but this has not detracted from his goal-tally, the England captain scored 47 times over the course of the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons and has netted six times in his opening ten games in the league in 2019/20. If Spurs are to keep themselves above water this season, they will be relying on their captain’s goals.
9. Mohammed Salah
Mohammed Salah’s first two seasons in England were, it’s fair to say, incredible. In 2017/18, the Egyptian won the golden boot with a record goals tally, scoring 32 times in 36 appearances to better Alan Shearer’s record. The following campaign Salah won it again, albeit in a shared capacity, scoring 22 times from a wider position than he had occupied in the last campaign.
By his own lofty standards, Salah has started the campaign relatively slowly with five goals in ten games. But, as Liverpool are one of the most dangerous attacking forces in the world right now, you’d expect him to be in the top five goalscorers come the end of the season.
10. Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford is something of an enigma. When he burst onto the scene as a teenager with an explosion of goals in his first few appearances, everyone in the footballing world fully expected him to go on to be a prolific striker. But, five seasons later, he has only hit double figures once in a single campaign. The forward does, though, have serious talent and, playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a more conventional number 9 role, will be hoping to finally reach the goalscoring heights of which he is capable.