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The Premier League’s Top Strikers

The Premier League’s Top Strikers

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After six rounds of the 2017/18 Premier League season, what two topics have become abundantly clear?

Firstly, the two Manchester Clubs look exceptional and will be there or there about come the end of the season.

And secondly, the Premier League has an outrageous array of goal scoring talent.

The top teams all have a proper goal scoring threat. Whether it is Jesus and Aguero at City or Martial, Lukaku, Rashford and Ibrahimovic at Man United, there are some frightening talents in Europe’s most exciting league. Here are some of the most lethal strikers in England:

Harry Kane

What more can pundits say about this young man?

The 24 year old Englishman is absolutely flying, once August ended of course!

The Spurs frontman netted 29 goals in the Premier League last term and has continued banging them in as he netted his 5th and 6th goals of this year’s campaign as Spurs beat West Ham at the London Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

The man is brimming with confidence and why shouldn’t he be?

He is the only English man named amongst the world’s top 55 players and is currently one of the world’s best strikers. With Kane getting quality service from the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung Min it is easy to see why he is doing so well.

Kane is the focal point in Mauricio Pochettino’s well-oiled team, everything goes through him. Surely this prolific number 10 is well on his way to shattering Alan Shearer’s all-time goal scoring record in the Premier League.

Romelu Lukaku

Another 24 year old striker that is tearing it up in Barclays Premier League is this Belgian scoring genius, Lukaku.

After Jose Mourinho spent a colossal £90M on the Everton frontman, many questioned the Belgians maturity, first touch and intelligence.

However, after scoring 25 league goals last season meant that he did have true quality that just needed the right man management.

The big number 9 has started this season superbly. Six goals in his first games, including the winner at St. Mary’s last time out, showed that even when he plays poorly, he still has the killer instinct needed. He has a long way to go to prove that he is genuine world class but he is well on his way.

Sergio Aguero

Since Aguero’s big money transfer from Atletico Madrid to the Etihad Stadium in 2011, the little Argentine has scored 128 goals in 187 appearances, an incredible strike rate.

To put that record into context, he is only two goals away from becoming City’s all-time leading goal scorer despite the fact he has only been playing in England six years; truly astonishing. The power number 10 is one of the world’s best on his day and with his low centre of gravity, he is extremely hard to push off the ball.

He can poach goals or hit screamers from outside the box, take your pick.

He is the complete striker. Keeping him fit is the problem. Over the years he has had numerous muscular problems. From his thigh to his calf, they have accounted for over 10 different injury lay-offs.

When Guardiola arrived on the scene, he seemed to have an issue with Aguero’s attitude, but thankfully for City fans, they seem to have worked past that.

Alvaro Morata   

Usually it can take a new striker half a season to find their feet as they adjust to the physicality of the Premier League, but that cannot be said for the former Real Madrid and Juventus frontman.

A stunning hat-trick at the weekend away to Stoke showed the Spaniard’s devastating form in front of goal and his ability to score all sorts of goals. His second goal was something special.

After Bakayoko turned over the ball in midfield, Morata raced through three Stoke defenders and brilliantly finessed the ball past Butland in the Stoke goal. Days after selling want-away striker, Diego Costa to Atleti, Morata stepped up his game to draw level with the aforementioned Kane, Lukaku and Aguero on 6 Premier League goals.

I get the funny feeling that we have only seen a small slice of what “El tormenta” has to offer.

Chelsea fans can’t wait to see a fit Eden Hazard and Morata link up to potentially propel Antonio Conte’s side to touching distance of the Premier League title.

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