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Premier League Top Scorers: Ronaldo loses ground as Salah & Vardy take lead

Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah
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Check out a detailed list of all the Premier League top scorers, the players with the most assists, and the league standings here.

2021/22 promises to bring one of the most exciting battles yet as some of the world’s best strikers battle to finish first in the Premier League top scorers list.

Harry Kane won the Golden Boot last season on 23 goals in 35 appearances for Tottenham. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah finished a close second on 22 goals. Bruno Fernandes completed the top three, having found the back of the net 18 times for Manchester United.

Fast forward to the current campaign, however, Kane is yet to score. Jamie Vardy has instead emerged as the highest English scorer, having managed six goals for Leicester City. Therefore, he is level with Salah in the first place in the Premier League top scorers list.

Sadio Mane has also moved into the thick of the action after scoring in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City. Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, is now three goals behind Salah and Vardy in the charts after being benched at the weekend.

Premier League Top Scorers

The Assists Table

Despite going two games without an assist, Paul Pogba’s haul of seven assists in the charts will take some beating. The Manchester United midfielder is still in pole position for the Premier League’s Playmaker of the Year award.

The World Cup winner’s closest rivals are Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), and Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton) on four assists each.

Premier League Standings

A 3-1 win over Southampton at the weekend has seen Chelsea claim first place in the Premier League table after Liverpool and Manchester City’s 2-2 draw.

Manchester United complete the top four following a 1-1 draw with fifth-placed Everton at Old Trafford. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, as well as Everton and Brighton, remain just two points behind Chelsea in the standings.

Elsewhere, Tottenham have re-entered the upper half of the table following a 2-1 win over Aston Villa and Norwich gain their first point of the season in a 0-0 draw at Burnley.