Despite the sluggish performance last season, Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) is still a candidate for the top scorer.
On the 11th (Korean time), 메이저놀이터 Opta, a statistics company, unveiled the ‘2023-2024 season England Premier League Golden Boot (scoring champion) candidate’ on its website.
The number one candidate is definitely Elling Hollan (Manchester City). Before revealing the candidates, Opta said, “It can be an empty prediction. Many people will look at only some of the candidates and say, ‘Maybe Halan will be the top scorer’.”
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Muhammad Salah (Liverpool), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United), and Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) were named as strong candidates along with Halan. Haalan was the top scorer with 36 goals last season, Kane is second with 30 goals, Salach is fourth with 19 goals, Wilson is seventh with 18 goals and Rashford is sixth with 17 goals.
Ivan Tony (Brentford), third with 20 goals, has been suspended for breach of betting rules.
Opta selected an additional competitor in addition to the top five players in the scoring rankings last season. They include Son Heung-min, Rasmus Höilun (Manchester United), and Nicola Jackson (Chelsea).
Son Heung-min only scored 10 Premier League goals last season. The pride of the joint scorer of 23 goals in the 2021-2022 season was crumpled. He suffered an orbital fracture at the beginning of the season and was on the operating table, and revealed after the season that he endured a sports hernia and ran.
Opta said, “Son Heung-min was not in the best condition in the 2022-2023 season. He was joint top scorer for Salah in the 2021-2022 season, but only scored 10 goals last season. But Son Heung-min’s skills are undeniable. If Kane leaves, Son Heung-min More responsibility will go to him,” he stressed.
He added: “With coach Engie Postecoglu, who prefers attacking football, we will be able to get back to the 40 Premier League goals we scored over the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons.”