5) Harry Kane
The Englishman picked up from where he left last season and has currently scored 24 goals in the Premier league. With the English league’s points, Kane currently has 48 points to his name, which makes him a front runner for winning the Golden Boot. Kane could not prevent Spurs’ defeat to a battling Juventus, but the Lily Whites still stand a chance of winning silverware via FA Cup, where they face United in the semi-final. An injury has halted his run but Kane has a habit of making an early return. If the Englishman could manage another 5 goals, he could win the Golden Boot.
4) Ciro Immobile
From nearly having a career sucked in mediocrity to bringing it back to the stardom, Ciro Immobile has had quite a turn around. After scoring 22 goals in the 2013-14 season for Torino, Immobile was brought in to replace Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund. However, Immobile failed miserably and departed the Westfalenstadion after just one season to join Sevilla, where he once again failed to perform. Nevertheless, Immobile has seemingly shaken off any previous struggles with his blistering form for Lazio. In fact, the Italian striker has now scored 24 goals and is a real fox in the box. Lazio’s quest for Champions league qualification is highly dependent on their star striker’s form. His fine return of goals and a partnership alongside Nani and Felipe Anderson gives Immobile a real chance of winning the Golden boot this time around.
El Matador has continued his free scoring form for PSG this season as well, and has now scored 24 goals in Ligue 1. PSG’s mega signings in Neymar and Mbappe seems to have brought the best out of the Uruguayan, with a multitude of chances now coming his way in each game. While PSG suffered yet another heartbreak in Europe this season, Cavani might just mitigate some of it if he were to win the Golden Boot award. The competitiveness of French league means that there will be many more goals to come from the 31 year old.
2) Lionel Messi
Barca’s undisputed star continues to set the world alight, and gave the latest reminder of why he is considered the world’s best with a gracious performance against Chelsea. Goals have been a given for Messi over the years, but it is his achievement this season which is even special than the other ones. Unlike past years, Messi has not played in the advance position he used rather the Argentine has played in a much deeper position. He is also his team’s chief creator with Neymar’s departure and Iniesta’s age. The 30-year old nevertheless has 25 goals in La Liga and could be set to once again win the Golden boot.
Dubbed as the Chelsea flop by many after his short affair with the London club, Salah came back to the Premier league this season becoming Liverpool’s most expensive player( only to become the second most expensive after Van Djik’s arrival) in the summer. And while many expected a more mature and developed Salah, nobody expected to discover the Little Lionel Messi in the Egyptian. Scoring goals from anywhere and always finding himself in the right place is reminiscent of Lionel Messi over the years and Salah has done just that this season. His form means he is all but set to win the Premier league golden boot, but there is an ever bigger price on offer as with his 28 goals, he could surely win the European Golden Boot this term, becoming the first player from the English league to do so since Cristiano Ronaldo.