Top Contenders for the LaLiga Golden Boot: January 2019
#9 Borja Iglesias (Spain, Espanyol)
Goals Scored - 8
Even though the Spaniard is still among the top contenders, he has slipped down dangerously from 7th at the start of December. This is because Borja failed to add to his tally in December, as Espanyol lost all 4 games in the month.
Borja started all 4 games but had very little impact. Espanyol lost against Getafe, Barcelona, Real Betis and Athletico Madrid on a row. They have now lost 6 consecutive games and are 14 in the league.
The Spaniard attempted 7 shots in those 4 games, with just 2 of them on target and failed to score a goal in the entire month. As a result, he is still on 8 goals from 17 games now and is averaging a goal every 174 minutes so far. Unless the Spaniard improves in the new year, he might fall out of the race. At the start of January 2019, Borja Iglesias is 9th among the top contenders for the La Liga Golden Boot.