Premier League top scorers: 2023/24 Golden Boot contenders

  • Erling Haaland broke the Premier League single-season scoring record in 2022/23
  • Previous rival Harry Kane now scoring goals in the Bundesliga
  • Can anyone topple Man City's Nordic machine?
Haaland is eyeing his second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot
Haaland is eyeing his second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot / Lewis Storey/GettyImages

2022/23 was all about Erling Haaland, who scored goals at a rate previously unheard of in the Premier League.

A relatively slow conclusion to the season came after the Nordic machine had smashed the single-season scoring record, with his brilliance overshadowing Harry Kane's stellar individual campaign while carrying a distinctly mediocre Tottenham team.

Haaland no longer has Kane to worry about as he goes in search of his second consecutive Golden Boot this season, but he is currently looking over his shoulder at some surprise candidates in the race to be crowned the Premier League's top scorer.

Here are the current Premier League Golden Boot standings.

Premier League 2023/24 - leading goalscorers

10. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham)

Jarrod Bowen
Bowen has been in terrific form this term / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Games: 34
Goals: 16
Assists: 6

Jarrod Bowen's strike at the death in the Europa Conference League final will forever be etched in the minds of Hammers supporters.

The exuberant winger has been a reliable customer in front of goal since joining the club and has set a new personal season best during a fantastic 2023/24.

9. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Bukayo Saka
Saka is Arsenal's leading light / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Games: 34
Goals: 16
Assists: 9

Bukayo Saka continues to impress as the young leader of Mikel Arteta's Arsenal and has been a fantastic provider this term.

While attacking options elsewhere across the Gunners' frontline are rotated, the England starboy Saka starts regularly and delivers more often than not.

8. Phil Foden (Man City)

Phil Foden
Foden is enjoying a remarkable season / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Games: 34
Goals: 17
Assists: 8

Pep Guardiola required an alternate hero in Kevin De Bruyne's absence throughout the first half of 2023/24. Step up, Phil Foden.

The dazzling playmaker has sparkled even since the Belgian's return, emerging as a regular contributor in the final third for the all-conquering Cityzens.

7. Son Heung-min (Tottenham)

Heung-Min Son
No Kane? No problem / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

Games: 34
Goals: 17
Assists: 9

After losing his best mate to Bayern, Son Heung-min, who endured a pretty miserable 2022/23, once again looked off the pace before Tottenham rocked up at Burnley in gameweek four.

The new Spurs skipper was at his utterly ruthless best as he bagged a superbly-taken hat-trick to ignite his campaign.

The South Korean missed part of the season due to the Asian Cup, but has still been relentless in the opposition box.

6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Mohamed Salah
Salah is hunting a fourth golden boot / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Games: 30
Goals: 18
Assists: 10

Mohamed Salah stretched his creative muscles at the start of the season and remains Liverpool's most dangerous goal threat despite injuries having limited his involvement in 2024.

The Egyptian has the most Golden Boots of any player currently in the Premier League with three (2017/18, 2018/19 and 2021/22) and now has over 200 Liverpool goals.

5. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth)

Dominic Solanke
Solanke has been in the best goalscoring form of his career / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Games: 37
Goals: 19
Assists: 3

Bournemouth struggled early on this season, but that wasn't due to Dominic Solanke failing to pull his weight.

The striker started the campaign in fine form and was key in facilitating the Cherries' mid-season turnaround at the start of Andoni Iraola's tenure. He refuses to slow down having started every league game this term.

4. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Ollie Watkins
Watkins is having a fine season / James Gill/GettyImages

Games: 35
Goals: 19
Assists: 12

Ollie Watkins' renaissance under Unai Emery has persisted in 2023/24, with the striker proving himself as an all-round threat for the Villans.

His form has thrust him into consideration for Euro 2024 and he continues to be ruthless in front of goal for Aston Villa as they chase a Champions League spot.

He has deservedly earned a nomination for Premier League Player of the Year after a remarkable campaign.

3. Alexander Isak (Newcastle)

Alexander Isak
Isak has been a constant source of goals this term / Michelle Mercer/GettyImages

Games: 28
Goals: 20
Assists: 1

Alexander Isak continues to dazzle in the Premier League with his second straight season hitting double-figures.

The towering Swede might not have the best fitness record, but there's no denying what he can do when he gets in front of goal - even if he hasn't provided many for his teammates.

2. Cole Palmer (Chelsea)

Cole Palmer
Palmer has been a saving grace for Chelsea / Crystal Pix/MB Media/GettyImages

Games: 31
Goals: 21
Assists: 11

Determined to prove his worth away from Manchester, Palmer has shone amid a campaign of dysfunction at Chelsea. A final third killer with an impressive eye for goal, the Englishman is a relentless producer.

The 22-year-old has been a rare shining light for the Blues this term and has been nominated for both Premier League Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.

1. Erling Haaland (Man City)

Erling Haaland
Haaland leads the scoring charts yet again / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Games: 30
Goals: 27
Assists: 5

Injury saw Erling Haaland miss games over the Christmas period, weakening his chances of an even better season than his groundbreaking first campaign in England.

Haaland smashed the single-season Premier League scoring record last term with 36 goals. He's going at a steady pace by his standards this year but a four-goal haul against Wolves fired him ahead of his goalscoring rivals in the standings, before a double in the win over Spurs effectively handed him the trophy for a second year in a row.