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Underrated footballers who could actually win the premier league golden boot this season


5) Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian attacker has settled in smoothly at Anfield since his big-money move from Roma this summer. While his playing style does tend to look one dimensional at times, Salah possesses many attributes one of which is scoring goals. He has already scored some crucial goals for the Reds and has shouldered some of the responsibility with Sadio Mane, who in all fairness made Liverpool look like a one-man army at times last season. With Salah on the right and Mane on the left, the Reds look fully equipped to play Klopp’s heavy metal football. If Salah does indeed maintain his excellent start to the campaign, he could surprise many by winning the golden boot too.


4) Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling finally looks to have hit his best form for the citizens, the kind of form which actually convinced City to break the British transfer record a few years ago. He scored the crucial winner against Bournemouth, while has also found the net four more times already this season. Sterling’s improved performances can be attributed to his improved work-rate and run off the ball, which has made such a huge difference for Manchester City. Despite his diminutive figure, Sterling uses his football IQ to pop up in the right place, which could prove hugely beneficial come to the end of May. Perhaps a golden boot could be won too alongside potentially lifting the league title.


3) Alexandre Lacazette

While the likes of Morata and Lukaku have been stealing headlines with their massive goal returns, Lacazette is also slowly picking up pace. Despite many doubts regarding his ability to produce the same level in England, Lacazette has already scored three goals in six Premier League games. A poacher of the highest quality, Lacazette looks like the player Arsenal fans had been calling out for years. Their most expensive signing has already been compared to Ian Wright by Arsene Wenger, and if the current form is anything to judge by, Lacazette too could prove as decisive as the former Gunners’ star.


2) Gabriel Jesus

The little Brazilian took the Premier League by storm last season, scoring 3 goals in just four games before an injury against Watford prematurely ended his glorious start. Despite his injury problems, it was a notable highlight of last season that a young Brazilian kid was able to displace Sergio Aguero, unarguably Premier league’s finest striker in last few seasons, in Pep Guardiola’sline-up. The duo started together at the beginning of this season; however, failed to work as lethally as one would have expected. Nevertheless, with Aguero now out for eight weeks with a rib injury, Jesus could step up and take the matter into his own hands. If he does get a run in the side, there is little doubt that he will be amongst the top scorers in the league this season.


1) Jamie Vardy

The hero of Leicester’s unthinkable title run, Vardy has regained his best form since Claudio Ranieri’s departure in the middle of the last season. Post Ranieri’s sacking, Vardy managed to score 10 goals in the second half of the last season once again demonstrating his potency to the football world, who were quick to discard him as a one season wonder. This season too Vardy has begun with the same level of potency, scoring a brace at the Emirates on the opening day. Despite Leicester’s awful start to the season, Vardy has managed to get himself amongst the goals scoring 5 goals in six games. With the World Cup on the horizon, Vardy will want to build upon the brilliant start to the season as he looks to claim his place in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad. 


 

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