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Top 10 Contenders for the Premier League Golden Boot: December 2018

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Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League
Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League

Hello and welcome back to our assessment of the top goalscorers of the Premier League at the start of December. The race for the 2018/19 Premier League Golden Boot has become a lot more interesting as the year comes to an end. As the season reaches its midpoint, there have been a few changes in the rankings this month.

Also Read: Top Contenders for the Premier League Golden Boot: November 2018

A lot has happened in the month of November, but perhaps the biggest news of them all is that Chelsea is no longer unbeaten. Tottenham gave Sarri his first taste of defeat in the Premier League in the last weekend of November. However, Manchester City and Liverpool are still unbeaten in the league and are currently top of the table in that order.

The race to the Golden Boot has seen a lot of changes in this month as well, and only three men have held on to their positions from the last month. There are 4 English men among the contenders, which will be a good sign for Gareth Southgate, however, the biggest change is at the top of the list, where we now have a new front-runner for the Golden Boot for the first time since the start of the season. Read on to find out the top contenders for the Premier League Golden Boot at the start of December 2018.

#10 Richarlison (Brazil, Everton)

Everton FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Everton FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Goals Scored - 6

The Brazilian is at 10th ahead of Lacazette, Sadio Mane, Martial and Sigurdsson, by virtue of better goals per game ratio. Richarlison had dropped out of the race previously due to a loss of form but has done well to claw his way back among the elites.

The Brazilian had a strong start to November, scoring a brace in the game against Brighton, however, he was unable to build on that performance and failed to find the net in the draw against Chelsea, the win over Cardiff and in the heartbreaking loss to Liverpool in a fierce Merseyside Derby. He started in all of those 4 games in the period and has been a part of the Everton rise under Marco Silva.

Richarlison now has 6 goals in the Premier League from 12 games this season. He has recorded 26 shots, with 13 of those on target. He has missed just 2 big chances in those games. Even though the Brazilian has been inconsistent all through the season, he has already surpassed his returns from last season and will be hoping for a better December now. Richarlison is currently 10th in the race to the Premier League Golden Boot, at the start of December.

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