- M. Salah (Liverpool)
Despite Liverpool struggled to mount a viable title defence, the star player Mohamed Salah tried and succeeded in pushing the Reds into the Champions League. His 22 goals had to substitute for Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and the frequently-injured Diogo Jota’s lack of form, as he finished just one goal behind Kane.
Salah had half as many assists in 20/21 as he did in 19/20, which could indicate that his game is trending toward the goalscoring wide-man at the end of the spectrum. With some key Liverpool colleagues returning, he might have another strong season.
- Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)
Aston Villa might be a dark horse for the new season once again. Dean Smith is adding quality to ensure that they can compete and go the distance after making a strong push for a European spot but falling short.
Ollie Watkins has officially completed his first season in the Premier League, scoring 14 goals. Villa has added Emi Buendia, who was one of Europe’s best chance creators last season, which means goals galore for Aston Villa and Watkins. Leon Bailey has also been brought in to replace Jack Grealish’s creative flair which Grealish will be providing to Manchester City. However, even without Grealish Emi Buendia, Bailey, Bertrand Traore, and Anwar El Ghazi, Villa’s no.9 should have adequate help.
- Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Choosing a striker from a promoted squad is unquestionably the riskiest option on the list. Ivan Toney, on the other hand, has been a goal machine for Brentford. The 25-year-old will fight for a call-up to the England squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The composed Toney has been looking forward to this step up to the English top division for a long time, proving that this is the level where he can make it.
Last season’s 31 goals in the Championship will undoubtedly provide him with solid foundations on which to attack the Premier League with an attractive Brentford side. Toney is a difficult player to mark out of the game because of his versatility on the floor, in the air, and on set plays. If he can get some early hits, he could have a fantastic rookie season.
- Edinson Cavani (Manchester United)
Edinson Cavani is a candidate for the Golden Boot after scoring ten goals? absolutely yes. Cavani has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United after an outstanding season in which he forced his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting lineup. In the Premier League, he played 26 games and logged a little over 1300 minutes.
Cavani, flanked now by the creative brilliance of Jadon Sancho, makes him a serious contender for the award, with the emphasis on being a starting striker from the outset.
- Harry Kane (Tottenham/ Manchester City)
While his long-term status remains uncertain, Harry Kane will almost certainly play in the Premier League next season. At Euro 2020, the England striker finally delivered, scoring several crucial goals for the Three Lions.
His appearances in the Premier League were as numerous as ever, with 23 goals and 14 assists, earning him the Golden Boot once more. Kane will want to shatter the 40-goal threshold in the upcoming season. Kane’s chances of becoming the league’s top scorer will almost certainly increase if Manchester City is able to secure his services.
Even if he stays with Spurs, his chances aren’t necessarily hampered. With so much channelled through him, he has repeatedly proven to be their standout player and, barring Heung-min Son, the only serious threat to the opposition goal, so we can expect another season with a lot of goals on the way.
- Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
Chelsea appears to have discovered a solution to its goal-scoring woes. It’s not Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, or Harry Kane, either. Romelu Lukaku has been entrusted with the task of scoring goals for the Blues. Lukaku will return to the club that signed him from Anderlecht in 2011, according to Fabrizio Romano and The Athletic.
Lukaku’s goal-scoring ability will be his most valuable asset to the west London club, beyond all other qualities he has developed over the years. Lukaku has 81 goals for Inter and Belgium since joining the club. In only 112 games. Lukaku is exactly what Chelsea needs after a season in which they failed to score and were guilty of squandering numerous opportunities.