The Premier League has always produced some of the world’s best strikers. Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Robin Van Persie, Dimitar Berbatov, Fernando Torres, and Didier Drogba are just a handful of the players who have dominated the English Premier League over the last two decades.
For a football squad that wants to compete on all fronts, having a prolific striker at the helm is critical. In tense situations, a striker who can sniff out openings and understands just where to be to maximize chances can make all the difference.
There are several prolific goal scorers in the Premier League.
The English Premier League continues to attract some of the world’s best strikers. With 23 goals in the 2020-21 season, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane won the Golden Boot. If you look at the data, you’ll notice that the 2020-21 season wasn’t exactly a striker’s dream.
Without further ado, here are the five most likely candidates for the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2021-22 season.
Timo Werner, #5 (Chelsea)
Many will be perplexed by Timo Werner’s participation, considering he was far from a prolific scorer in his first Premier League season with Chelsea. In truth, had Werner not been so careless in front of goal, Stamford Bridge might have qualified for the Champions League with ease.
In 35 Premier League appearances for the Blues in 2020-21, the 25-year-old scored just six goals. He wasn’t a flop signing, though, as he also racked up 12 assists. Werner’s link-up play is fantastic, but he hasn’t looked very sharp in front of goal.
It’s worth noting, however, that Werner was once one of Europe’s finest goal scorers. In 45 games for RB Leipzig in all competitions during the 2019-20 season, he scored 34 goals and provided 13 assists.
Even while his playmaking was outstanding back then, his goal-scoring rate has dropped dramatically. He may be a much improved player in the future season now that he has settled down and had a wonderful season at team level with Chelsea.
Werner will score a lot of goals if he improves, and there will be lots of good service surrounding him.
Jamie Vardy (#4) (Leicester City)
Jamie Vardy is another Premier League striker who, by his own standards, had a disappointing 2020-21 season. Vardy didn’t appear to have lost a step, but something wasn’t working for him last season. Despite this, he still managed 15 goals and nine assists in 34 games for Leicester City.
Boubakary Soumare, a midfielder, and Patson Daka, a striker, have been added to the Foxes’ starting lineup. Vardy may be 34 years old, but he still has the ability to be a prolific goalscorer for Brendan Rodgers’ side for at least another couple of seasons.
When Jamie Vardy tore Manchester City to shreds 🦊🔥pic.twitter.com/iJp0imVkAF— Goal (@goal) March 31, 2021