Can Man City hold onto their status as goal kings of the division or will they be dethroned?
Man City have topped the goalscoring charts for the last two Premier League seasons and they have secured consecutive titles as a result of their offensive prowess. Pep Guardiola’s men have made a blistering start to the new campaign, banging in 16 goals in their opening five games. Yet a few other teams are looking similarly impressive in attack, so can Man City hold onto their status as goal kings of the division or will they be dethroned? Here are the top contenders:
Guardiola’s men remain the clear favourites with the best betting sites to win a third straight Premier League titles this season, despite losing 3-2 away at Norwich last time out. They already trail Liverpool by five points, but the bookmakers feel their attacking firepower will carry them to victory. City look a little suspect defensively after Aymeric Laporte was ruled out until next year with an injury, so they will need to be brilliant in attack in they are to seize glory. Sergio Aguero is already on seven goals for the season, at a rate of one every 51 minutes, and he is the favourite for the Golden Boot. Raheem Sterling has also chipped in with five, and Kevin De Bruyne leads the league for assists. With him, David Silva and Bernardo Silva pulling the strings, Man City have a great chance of finishing the season as the top attacking team in the division.
Liverpool have banged in 15 goals in their opening five games, and their attacking triumvirate is currently on fire. Roberto Firmino gets better with each passing week and he has two goals and three assists to his name so far this season. Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah have scored four goals apiece, and the Reds are really firing on all cylinders right now. Liverpool appear to have a much more solid defence than Man City this season, and if they can outscore Man City then the title should be heading to Anfield. An injury to one of that front three would be devastating, but Divock Origi has shown promise over the past year.
The Blues represent a real wildcard in the race to finish as the top scorers in the Premier League this season. They lost 4-0 to Man Utd in their first game under Frank Lampard, but they have gone goal crazy since then. Chelsea beat Wolves 5-2 at the weekend and that took their tally for the season to 11, despite drawing a blank in their opening game. Tammy Abraham is level with Aguero at the top of the goalscorers chart, and his seven strikes have come at an astonishing rate of one every 47 minutes. He hit a hat-trick to put Wolves to the sword, and he is in devastating form. Another youngster, Mason Mount, has chipped in with three goals for the Blues, while 21-year-old Fikayo Tomori scored the other. These young guns could take Chelsea far this season. They have conceded 11 goals in four games so far this season, which is helpful, as they have also conceded 11 times.
Spurs have also scored 11 goals in five games and they roared back to form with a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last time out. Harry Kane has only managed three goals for Tottenham so far this season, and he will surely add plenty to that tally in the weeks and months ahead, while Son Heung-Min scored a brilliant brace in their last game. Christian Eriksen is pulling the strings with customary aplomb after a move to Spain failed to materialise this summer, and that should leave Tottenham’s forwards with plenty of chances.