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Premier League Top Scorers: Salah leads, but Mane & Ronaldo gain ground

Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane
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Ronaldo.com presents 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, Salah is on course for a third Golden Boot award. The Egypt international may not have scored at the weekend, but he remains three goals clear of his nearest rival, Leicester City star Jamie Vardy.

Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane has moved up to third in the charts on six goals, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike against Tottenham on Saturday has made him the joint-fifth highest scorer in the Premier League on four goals.

Premier League Top Scorers

The Assists Table

The Golden Boot, though, isn’t the only prize on Salah’s radar. The forward has supplied an assist in each of Liverpool’s last four Premier League games, including Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Brighton. This run has moved him into second place in the assists charts, making him a strong contender for the Premier League’s Playmaker of the Year award.

Paul Pogba, who may not return to Premier League action until the end of November, faces an agonizing wait. The midfielder missed Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham at the weekend due to a suspension.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, and Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure are also looking handy.

Premier League Standings

Chelsea have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to three points after Liverpool and Manchester City failed to win their games at the weekend.

West Ham remain in the top-four thanks to a 4-1 win over Aston Villa. Manchester United have climbed up into fifth, while a 2-0 win at Leicester City has moved a resurgent Arsenal into the European spots in a respectable sixth place.