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Vardy leading the way in race for Golden Boot

13 Jun 2020

Foxes striker aiming to win award for the first time, while Mohamed Salah can achieve a rare hat-trick

Ahead of the Premier League's resumption, we look at the leading contenders for the 2019/20 Premier League awards, in association with Cadbury.

Golden Boot

A number of the Premier League's top forwards will be hunting personal glory as well as team success when the action recommences, with the battle to be crowned the Premier League's top scorer wide open.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy is out in front with a two-goal lead as he attempts to win the prize for the first time.

The Foxes striker has won a Premier League title and a Player of the Season award, while he holds a competition record after scoring in 11 successive matches, yet the Golden Boot has remained elusive for him.

He will seek to change that in his final nine matches, starting at Watford next Saturday, but his rivals are close behind.

Race for the Golden Boot
Player Club Goals
Jamie Vardy LEI 19
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ARS 17
Sergio Aguero MCI 16
Mohamed Salah LIV 16
Danny Ings SOU 15
Sadio Mane LIV 14
Marcus Rashford MUN 14

Two of Vardy's nearest challengers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergio Aguero, have the advantage of a match in hand.

The pair will face each other on Wednesday as Arsenal visit Manchester City, so Vardy could be caught or even overtaken before he has a chance to kick a ball himself.

Aubameyang jointly won the Golden Boot last season alongside Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, with the trio scoring 22 goals apiece in 2018/19.

And Salah, who also won the 2017/18 prize, has a chance to achieve a notable hat-trick.

The Egyptian can become only the third player to both win the Golden Boot for a third time and also to do so three times in a row, after Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

Fighting fit

Meanwhile, Danny Ings will aim to finish his most prolific season on a high, having already eclipsed his 11-goal tally with Burnley in 2014/15.

And Marcus Rashford, who must have feared his Golden Boot challenge was over when he suffered a back injury in January, is now fit and back in the race.

The League's leading strikers will all be intent on hitting the ground running.

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