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Top 5 strikers in the EPL 2017-18 season

Hemanth Kumar
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11.25K   //    26 Feb 2018, 22:58 IST

Strikers are usually the most famous of players as they are always likely to change the outcome of a match by scoring goals. A striker always has to be in top physical and mental shape along with possessing a lot of technique in order to be the best in the business.

The incredible quality which makes the EPL one of the leading football leagues in the world means some of the best strikers ply their trade in it. It has produced legendary strikers like Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, and Alan Shearer over the years and the current crop are vying to make names for themselves.

#5 Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)

Huddersfield Town v Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
Lukaku has 13 premier league goals this season

Lukaku's Manchester United career so far has had it's ups and downs after making a £75 million switch from Everton last summer. The Belgian has frequently made mistakes but has 28 goal contributions this season which is no small feat.

Although he is constantly criticized for his first touch and ball controlling ability by the media and fans alike, the 24-year-old has good physicality, pace, finishing and heading ability, making him an ideal striker.

United are slowly starting to play to Lukaku's strengths, while he himself has worked hard to improve his link up and hold up play immensely compared to his Everton days. The big Belgian thrives on through balls where he can use his pace, physicality and finishing all at once to score.

His successful stint at Everton is only proof of him being one of the best in the EPL. With age on his side, it will be interesting to see how far he goes in his career.

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