Premier League Golden Boot race: Michail Antonio joins Bruno Fernandes on three goals – but assist puts West Ham striker ahead
- The 2021-22 Premier League campaign is now well and truly underway
- And the race for the Golden Boot award is set to be as competitive as ever
- Harry Kane claimed the prize for the third time last season with 23 goals
- But Bruno Fernandes leads the way, after his hat-trick vs Leeds in week one
With the 2021-22 Premier League campaign now underway, the race for the Golden Boot is already heating up.
It was Harry Kane who picked up the prestigious prize for a third time last season after scoring an impressive 23 goals in 35 games, while also winning the Playmaker award with 14 assists.
The future of the Tottenham striker remains precarious, however, with Manchester City still desperate to bring the England captain up north.
But despite the uncertainty, Kane is among the favourites to finish on top once more.
As is Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku, who has completed a £98million transfer from Inter Milan, where he scored 24 goals last season to guide the Italian giants to a first Serie A title in 11 years.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah – who was narrowly beaten to the prize last season – is also expected to be within the mix come the end of the season, alongside Bruno Fernandes, who currently leads the way after his hat-trick against Leeds in Manchester United’s opening-day 5-1 victory.
Tottenham star Harry Kane claimed the 2020-21 Golden Boot award with 23 goals in 35 games
Sportsmail takes you through the current top scorers, which we will keep you up-to-date with throughout the season.
Our experts also had a stab at who will come out on top prior to the start of the season, which you can see HERE.
|Michail Antonio||West Ham United||3||1||2|
|Bruno Fernandes||Manchester United||3||0||2|
|Danny Ings||Aston Villa||2||0||2|
|Mason Greenwood||Manchester United||2||0||2|
|Said Benrahma||West Ham||1||1||1|
|*Table correct as of Sunday, August 22|
Below, Sportsmail outlines the current top goalscorer favourites, as per Betfair, which are correct as of Monday, August 23.
Romelu Lukaku – 11/4
Harry Kane – 5/1
Mohamed Salah – 5/1
Bruno Fernandes – 15/2
Diogo Jota – 14/1
Sadio Mane 20/1
Son Heung-min – 20/1
Danny Ings 20/1
Jamie Vardy – 20/1
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 20/1