Erling Haaland , the Norwegian forward, dominated the Premier League last season with a remarkable 36 goals in 35 matches. In the 2023-24 campaign, he’s showing no signs of slowing down, making him the top contender for the Golden boot once again.
Son Heung-min: Tottenham’s Hope
Son Heung-min shared the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah in the previous season but had a somewhat underwhelming year. However, with new manager Ange Postecoglou and the addition of James Maddison, Son is regaining his form and will be crucial for Spurs after Harry Kane’s departure.
Jarrod Bowen: West Ham’s Rising Star
With Declan Rice’s departure, West Ham will rely on Jarrod Bowen’s goal-scoring and playmaking abilities. Bowen’s contributions were key to their success last season, and he’ll be pivotal in the team’s attacking efforts.
Evan Ferguson: Brighton’s Young Sensation
Irish wonderkid Evan Ferguson burst onto the scene last season, and he’s set to have an extended run in Brighton’s starting XI. His development as a professional player has been impressive, and he could be a dark horse in the Golden Boot race.
Bryan Mbuemo: Brentford’s Dependable Talent
While Ivan Toney receives praise, Bryan Mbeumo is a well-rounded talent for Brentford. With Toney out until January, Mbeumo will be relied upon to deliver in the final third, making him a key player to watch.
Odsonne Edouard: Crystal Palace’s Hope
Odsonne Edouard joined Crystal Palace with high expectations in 2021. He’ll be determined to improve his goal-scoring record and help propel Palace up the Premier League table this season.
Alexander Isak: Newcastle’s Exciting Signing
After a thigh injury, Alexander Isak showcased his skills and goal-scoring prowess last season, helping Newcastle secure Champions League qualification. He’s poised to establish himself as a top striker in the Premier League.
Callum Wilson: Age-Defying Performances
At 31, Callum Wilson had his most prolific Premier League season last year with 18 goals. He’ll aim to continue his impressive form and prove that age is just a number.
Hwang Hee-chan: Wolves’ Versatile Forward
Hwang Hee-chan struggled in the final third last season, but his versatility, tenacity, and mobility make him a valuable asset for Wolves. He’ll look to improve his goal-scoring record this year.
Bukayo Saka: Arsenal’s Rising Star
Bukayo Saka evolved into one of the most exciting young players last season, contributing significantly to Arsenal’s title charge. Expectations are high for him to continue his stellar performances.
Ollie Watkins: Villa’s Consistent Performer
Ollie Watkins has been a key figure in Aston Villa’s revival under Unai Emery. He scored 15 goals last season and has started the current campaign in great form, aiming to maintain his impressive run.
Taiwo Awoniyi: Forest’s Goal-Scoring Threat
Taiwo Awoniyi returned to England with Nottingham Forest and helped them avoid relegation with 10 goals last season. Forest fans will hope for more of the same from this talented striker.
Solly March: Brighton’s Surprise Scorer
Solly March surprised many with his goal-scoring abilities under Roberto De Zerbi. His versatility will be crucial as Brighton enters the Europa League.
Kauro Mitoma: Brighton’s Japanese Gem
Kauro Mitoma established himself as one of the league’s best wingers with impressive dribbling and technical ability. His contributions in goals and assists make him a key player for Brighton.
Darwin Nunez: Liverpool’s Expensive Signing
Liverpool paid a record fee for Darwin Nunez, and after a settling-in period, fans are expecting more from the Uruguayan striker in the 2023-24 season.
Dominic Solanke: Bournemouth’s Standout Player
Dominic Solanke had an excellent season with 13 goal contributions for Bournemouth last year, contributing to their survival in the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool’s Star Aiming Higher
Mohamed Salah, despite an impressive 19 goals last season, didn’t reach his usual heights. He’s determined to improve and help Liverpool’s fortunes this season.
Douglas Luiz: Villa’s Midfield Dynamo
Douglas Luiz was a standout player for Aston Villa last season, excelling in midfield and occasionally chipping in with vital goals. His presence in the middle of the park is indispensable.
In this competitive race for the Premier League Golden Boot, the likes of Erling Haaland, Son Heung-min, and a host of rising stars and experienced campaigners will battle it out, making the 2023-24 season one to watch for football fans around the world. Continue Reading