Established in 1992, the Premier League has become a popular tournament and global phenomenon, with millions sitting on the edge of their seats on match day.
With 20 teams playing against each other, each wanting to gain the Premier League title, there’s no wonder you must be the best player out on the field to succeed. For top scorers, winning the Golden Boot is the end goal: this is awarded to the player who has scored the most goals in the Premier League each season.
So far, players from all teams have proven themselves yet again. Here are the top scorers of the season so far.
Top Scorers of the Premier League
This Premier League Season has shown some great skill from these top scorers. In a race for the Golden Boot, they have to perform their best as individuals and for their teams if they want to stay in the lead and win both titles.
Erling Haaland set a new Premier League record with his new single-season goal score of 36 last season, and he’ll be looking to break his own record this year. Last season put him ahead of Harry Kane, who had 30 goals scored and had previously won the Golden Boot thrice.
Haaland, currently playing for Manchester City, remains in the lead of the top scorers in the Premier League 2023/24 season. He has 13 EPL goals scored from 12 matches, which makes him the lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race again this season. It comes as no surprise that he’s currently the 1/6 odds-on favourite for the title this season, according to most of the top 10 sites for sports betting.
However, he’s not the only contender. Mohamed Salah (11/2) and Son Heung-min (14/1) are closely behind Haaland with 10 and 8 goals respectively. However, Haaland was the first Premier League player to reach double figures this season.
Recently, Nicolas Jackson scored a late hat-trick to move on to 6 EPL goals this season. Meanwhile, Evan Ferguson (Brighton), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), and Eddie Ntekiah (Arsenal) have all scored hat-tricks this season so far, but are not as well favoured with betting sites to make it to the top.
Alexander Isak scored twice for Newcastle and won against Villa on Matchday 1, which gave the team a 5-1 win, but several games later and he’s pushed his goals up to 6. Callum Wilson, also a player for Newcastle, converted strikes against Villa, Brighton, Brentford, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, and Wolves (x2), which moved his goals up to 7. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) has crept ahead, scoring 8 goals thus far in the season.
Odsonne Edouard has 4 goals after striking against Villa on Matchday 5. Bukayo Saka also has 4 goals, but Eddie Ntekiah remains in the lead for Arsenal’s top scorer with 5 goals.
Taiwo Awoniyi has been scoring for Nottingham Forest against Sheffield United, Manchester United, and Arsenal and has 3 goals.
Bryan Mbeumo for Brentford has scored 6 goals across his opening 11 Premier League matches.
So, here are the goal standings so far for the Premier League Season of 2023/24. These are listed in order of rank, and number of goals scored for the season thus far.
|1||Erling Haaland||Manchester City||13|
|3||Jarrod Bowen||West Ham United||8|
|4||Callum Wilson||Newcastle United||7|
|5||Alexander Isak||Newcastle United||6|
|5||Hee-chan Hwang||Wolverhampton Wanderers||6|
|5||Ollie Watkins||Aston Villa||6|
|6||Douglas Luiz||Aston Villa||5|
|6||Odsonne Edouard||Crystal Palace||5|
|7||Julian Alvarez||Manchester City||4|
Erling Haaland won the Golden Boot last season and is leading to possibly winning it again this season. Salah and Heung-Min are close behind him, and it’s anyone’s game this early in the season.
However, he did score 36 goals in the last season, 2022/23 and had the highest goals-to-game ratio, which led him to win the award.
With the Premier League ending in May 2024, some players could still surprise you during the season.