Premier League

Salah on top: Race for the 2021/22 Premier League Golden Boot

Arjun Singh Devgan
Salah leads the race for the Golden Boot award
Salah leads the race for the Golden Boot award / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The Premier League is widely considered as the best and most competitive league in the world, with a number of great players plying their trade in England. As we head into the business end of the 2021/22 season, there have been some who have been prolific in front of goal as compared to the others.

Here, we take a look at the race for the Golden Boot award.

1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 16 goals

Mohamed Salah
Chelsea v Liverpool - Premier League / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Mohamed Salah's performances for Liverpool this season have led many to call him the best player in the world at the moment, with the Egyptian scoring goals for fun in the Premier League.

Games Played: 20
Goals: 16
Assists: 9

2. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) - 10 goals

Diogo Jota
Liverpool v Cardiff City: The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Jurgen Klopp was insistent on signing Diogo Jota from Wolves in 2020 and the Portugal international has lived up to the trust placed on him as he has seamlessly fitted into the Liverpool XI.

The 25-year-old has chipped in with important goals for the Reds at crucial moments, which makes him a key player for the club going forward.

Games Played: 21
Goals: 10
Assists: 1

3. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - 9 goals

Jamie Vardy
Liverpool v Leicester City - Carabao Cup Quarter Final / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Jamie Vardy remains one of the most underrated strikers in the world, which comes as a surprise considering that he has been extremely consistent and prolific for Leicester City.

He has continued that form this season too, and the club will hope that he can maintain this run as they move to the business end of the campaign.

Games Played: 16
Goals: 9
Assists: 1

4. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) - 9 goals

Heung-Min Son
Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton - Premier League / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Son Heung-min has overtime established himself as a world class player with many surprised that he still remains at Tottenham Hotspur due to their trophy drought.

The South Korean icon has been his usual brilliant self and still finds himself high on the list despite suffering from injury issues.

Games Played: 18
Goals: 9
Assists: 3

Note: Michail Antonio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Emmanuel Dennis, Emile Smith Rowe, Raphinha and Sadio Mane are tied in fifth with eight goals to their name.