Harry Kane vs Sergio Aguero: Who are the contenders for this season’s golden boot?

A titanic clash between two of the best strikers in the world will take place at the Etihad this weekend as Harry Kane’s Tottenham travel to Sergio Aguero’s Manchester City.

The sharp-shooters have been two of the most prolific strikers in Premier League history and this season has been no different.

Kane has rattled in 12 league goals with the Aguero sitting just three behind and as they prepare to do battle once more, we take a look at the race for this season’s golden boot.

Harry Kane

Those who claimed Kane’s breakthrough campaign in 2014/15 would be a ‘one season wonder’ will certainly be eating a gigantic slice of humble pie right now.

The Englishman netted 21 times that year and since then, has gone on to pick up the golden boot in the past two seasons.

The 24-year-old has an incredible 90 goals in 128 league appearances and you’d be foolish to bet against Tottenham’s finest finishing top of the pile for a third successive campaign.


Sergio Aguero

The Argentine has netted nine goals in 11 matches in the Premier League and yet somehow, his place in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI far from secure.

Since coming to these shores in 2011, Aguero has found the back of the net 181 times in 270 games, 131 of those coming in the league.

Aguero is averaging a goal every 96 minutes in 2017/18 – a better rate than Kane – so do not be surprised if it’s the he who leads the way this season.

Mo Salah

What a stunning start to life on Merseyside it has been for Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian speedster has scooped up an incredible 13 league goals and is averaging a goal every 92 minutes.

Liverpool’s latest hero is set for his most prolific season in front of goal but keeping up with the likes of Kane and Aguero could be hard to match. Nonetheless, if current form is anything to go by, the Egyptian will be right up there come May.

Other contenders

Many questioned whether Alvaro Morata could step into the sizable boots left by Diego Costa but the Spaniard has done just that, netting nine times already – as many as Aguero.

Arsene Wenger smashed Arsenal’s transfer record to bring in Alexandre Lacazette and the Frenchman has repaid his faith with eight league goals. But he’ll have to start finding form on the road, scoring just twice away from the Emirates.

Romelu Lukaku started the season like a man possessed, netting seven in his opening seven games. But the goals have dried up and his strike against Newcastle last month is his only one in the league since the end of September.


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