Date: 1st March 2018 at 5:01am
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The season might only be few months old in terms of the calendar, but with high expectations for some players when it comes to this year’s Golden Boot battle – here’s who stands out so far.

2016/17 failed to see six players break the 20 goal mark and had they done so it would’ve been the first time since 1994/95 that so many players had managed to do so – so credit to Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero for getting over the line and whilst Dele Alli will be disappointed to not make it six, many will look at Zlatan Ibrahimovic who obviously ended his season early with injury only three away from being that sixth player.

It’s worth remembering getting five players over the line is still some achievement as back in 1994/95 the top flight was a 42 game division and the Premier League has only got close with five scorers once since then, notching up five back in 2009/10.

With Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero in effectively a three horse race this is the earliest three players have broken the 20 goal mark since 1995/96 where Alan Shearer, Robbie Fowler and Les Ferdinand did so at the 27 game stage.

There are more than enough games left for the table below to change so we’ll just have to see what happens.

With all sides playing at least 27 games so far in the 2017/18 campaign I’ll limit the table to those with six or more strikes so far this campaign.

Statistics from PremierLeague.com.

Top PL Scorers 2017/18 So Far
No
Club
Player
Goals
1
Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane
24 goals
2
Liverpool
Mohamed Salah
23 goals
3
Manchester City
Sergio Aguero
21 goals
4
Manchester City
Raheem Sterling
15 goals
5
Liverpool
Roberto Firmino
13 goals
Manchester United
Romelu Lukaku
13 goals
Leicester City
Jamie Vardy
13 goals
8
Chelsea
Eden Hazard
11 goals
9
Chelsea
Alvaro Morata
10 goals
Brighton
Glenn Murray
10 goals
Everton
Wayne Rooney
10 goals
12
Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette
9 goals
Manchester United
Anthony Martial
9 goals
14
Manchester City
Gabriel Jesus
8 goals
Manchester United
Jesse Lingard
8 goals
Leicester City
Riyad Mahrez
8 goals
Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez
8 goals
Tottenham Hotspur
Son Heung-Min
8 goals
19
Manchester City
Kevin de Bruyne
7 goals
Watford
Abdoulaye Doucoure
7 goals
Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen
7 goals
West Ham United
Marko Arnautovic
7 goals
Manchester City
Leroy Sane
7 goals
Bournemouth
Callum Wilson
7 goals
Stoke City
Xherdan Shaqiri
7 goals
Liverpool
Sadio Mane
7 goals
Crystal Palace
Luka Milivojevic
7 goals
Everton
Oumar Niasse
7 goals
29
Chelsea
Marcos Alonso
6 goals
Southampton
Charlie Austin
6 goals
Huddersfield Town
Steve Mounie
6 goals
Leicester City
Shinji Okazaki
6 goals
Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey
6 goals



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