Football is a game where the scoreline matters more than anything else. Having performed better, showing more intent, creating the better chances or keeping the lion’s share of the ball does not really matter if your side ultimately could not score the goal.
That is where forwards or strikers come in. Their job is to score the all-important goals at crucial moments to take their teams over the line. Forwards always have to be alert and ready to take a chance in and around the penalty area. The best forwards though, are those who not only score goals in plenty but those who set up chances for their partners along with it.
With the new season of the Premier League fast approaching; let’s take a look at the top 3 sharpshooters in England right now.
3. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
Although this inclusion may raise quite a few eyebrows because of the fact that Jesus played sidekick to Sergio Aguero for most parts of last season, the crafty Brazilian looks like he is inching closer to a starting role in the team, having spearheaded Brazil’s successful Copa America campaign, Jesus is confident and raring to go and make a mark in the league this season.
Jesus also took the winning penalty for City in the Community Shield Final against Liverpool, giving City fans an early taste of silverware. He scored a total of seven goals and three assists in the league last season and given more game time, Jesus is bound to score and create in abundance.
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Winner of last season’s Premier League golden boot award for scoring a massive 22 goals, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is arguably the best thing about Arsenal right now. The Gabon international has looked in good touch in the Gunners’ lukewarm pre-season campaign. His partnership with Lacazette upfront will determine where Arsenal finish in the league this season.
1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Surprise surprise! Look who grabs the top spot on our list; it’s the FIFA World Cup 2018 Golden Boot winner Harry Kane. Even though he missed out on ten matches last season, Kane still managed to finish only five goals short of the top scorer in the league.
Not bad for a guy who endured a very average season last time around, is it? The prolific English forward destroyed Juventus in the Audi Cup 2019 after coming on as a substitute and scoring from the halfway line. Surely one of the biggest contenders to win the Golden Boot next season and a terror for defences all over the world, watch out for the Hurricane!