The Premier League has been host to some of the greatest goalscorers in the game. Scoring is no easy task in arguably the most competitive league in the world. Every season, several players are involved in a tight race for the Golden Boot Award.
Manchester City won the title comfortably last season, but there was no lack of goals from players from other teams too. In a league that has the likes of Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Jamie Vardy and other prolific forwards, goals will never be scarce.
The Golden Boot race last season went down to the wire, and the race for the Champions League and Europa League spots was quite enthralling too. This season seems to be heading for a rousing finish.
With goals galore, there is never a dull moment in the Premier League. On that note, here's a look at five players with the most Premier League goals in 2021.
#5 Kelechi Iheanacho - 13
Arriving from Manchester City, Kelechi Iheanacho joined Leicester City in 2017. After a disappointing first few seasons, Iheanacho proved his value to the team last campaign.
Iheanacho was the Foxes' leading goalscorer in all competitions last season. The Nigerian forward has not featured much for Brendan Rodgers' team this season, scoring just one goal. Iheanacho also became the first player in Premier League history to score a goal on all seven days of the week last season.
He scored 12 Premier League goals in the 20-21 season this year, and was Leicester's second-highest goalscorer in the league. This season, Leicester have struggled for inconsistency, languishing in ninth place in the Premier League.
#4 Ilkay Gundogan - 14
Having played under two managerial greats in Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan has had an illustrious career. The German has often gone unnoticed in a Manchester City squad full of superstars. However, his recent performances have made everyone take notice.
Many wouldn't have expected Gundogan to be City's leading goalscorer last season. Nevertheless, he had several key goal contributions in an attacking role that helped City clinch the league title. Gundogan ended the Premier League campaign with 13 goals. The 31-year-old has 14 Premier League goals in 2021.
Gundogan was Guardiola's first signing at Manchester City, and has proven reliable in central midfield. He was at the top of his game last season, winning back-to-back Player of the Month awards, in January and February.
This season, the German midfielder has scored three Premier League goals for Manchester City, who are atop the league.
#3 Diogo Jota - 14 goals
Having joined Liverpool in 2020, Diogo Jota has proved to be a terrific signing for the Premier League club. Now pretty much a mainstay in Liverpool's attack, Jota has often gone unnoticed because of the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Jota was impressive during his time at Wolves, and has provided Liverpool with an attacking outlet. Strong-willed and deceptively good in the air, Jota is a tricky proposition for any defender. Playing down the centre and on the wings, he has settled well under Jurgen Klopp.
Diogo Jota has 14 goals in the Premier League in 2021, including ten this season. The Portuguese is having the best Premier League season of his career in terms of goal contributions. Liverpool will hope he continues this form for the remainder of the campaign.
#2 Harry Kane - 16 goals
One of the best strikers in Europe, Harry Kane is a three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner.
His eye for goal and deadly finishing has led to him bagging an incredible amount of goals. Kane has won the Golden Boot thrice with Tottenham Hotspur. He was also the top scorer in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Kane had quite an impressive 2020/21 campaign. The Englishman won the Golden Boot with 23 goals and was the Playmaker of the Season with 14 assists. He has always been a consistent performer for Tottenham, even when they have struggled.
Harry Kane has 16 goals in the Premier League in 2021, including two strikes in 2021-22. Tottenham have had quite a turbulent Premier League campaign. After a superb start, they have faltered and dropped points galore. Spurs fans will hope that Antonio Conte’s appointment will help Harry Kane and co. rediscover their mojo.
#1 Mohamed Salah - 24 goals
Undoubtedly the best player in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah is in terrific form, scoring goals galore. In fact, there are only a handful of players that can rival Salah’s stats across all of Europe this season.
Having made an immense contribution to Liverpool’s title challenge, Salah has been their most potent attacking threat this season. He has outscored four other Premier League teams. With his goal against Newcastle, the Egyptian has equalled Jamie Vardy’s record of scoring or assisting in 15 consecutive league games.
Mohamed Salah has 24 league goals in 2021, including 15 this season. He is currently the Premier League’s top goal-scorer, and will need some stopping. He is on course to win his third Premier League Golden Boot award. Salah is also the league’s top assist provider with nine thus far this campaign.