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Most Premier League goals 2021/22: Golden Boot standings for this season

By Tom Dutton

Published: 13:05, 25 January 2022

The race for the Premier League Golden Boot is always a good one but, at the moment, it is a bit of a one-horse procession.

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah is currently leading the way, one of just two players to have hit double figures for goals in the Premier League this season, netting his 16th in his side’s draw with Chelsea before leaving for Africa Cup of Nations duty. He is joined on double figures by Liverpool teammate Diogo Jota, who is one clear of Jamie Vardy (nine).

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Up next are several players on eight goals including Cristiano Ronaldo, Son Heung-Min, Sadio Mane and Emile Smith Rowe. Before the start of the Premier League season, there was a lot of fanfare surrounding the arrival of Romelu Lukaku who has scored five, as has Harry Kane.

So, will Salah hold on for the rest of the campaign? Or will an out-and-out striker rise to the top, perhaps after a slow start? Keep track of the top 10 leading scorers below as the 2021/22 campaign progresses.

Premier League top goalscorers: 2021/22 season | EPL

Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 13:00, 25/01/22.

Position Player Goals xG Minutes Played
1st Mohamed Salah 16  14.49 1,783
2nd Diogo Jota 10 11.42 1,552
3rd Jamie Vardy 9  5.7 1,321
4th Emile Smith Rowe 8 3.57 1,282
5th Cristiano Ronaldo 8 10.15 1,458
6th Emmanuel Dennis 8 3.58 1,470
7th Son Heung-min 8 6.31 1,488
8th Raphinha 8 5.36  1,621
9th Sadio Mane 8 9.42 1,713
10th Michail Antonio 8 8.61 1,929

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