Vardy has scored 17 goals, marginally better than Sergio Aguero. Four players have scored 14 goals so far including Marcus Rashford, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Danny Ings and Mohamed Salah. Last year, Salah, Mane and Aubameyang shared the top scorer title when all three strikers ended the Premier League season with 22 goals.
Vardy has never won the Premier League top scorer. Even in the 2015-2016 season, when Leicester City won the championship, the 33-year-old striker only came second after Harry Kane. Earlier this season, Vardy was in excellent form. At one point, he scored eight matches in a row. But after that series, the Leicester striker only scored one more goal due to injury and loss of form.
Aguero is one of the best strikers in Premier League history. But he only won the Golden Boot once in the 2014-2015 season. Aguero is in better shape than Vardy, so the City striker is likely to rise to lead the race. Among the six competitive strikers, Aguero reached the best performance, averaging 63 minutes a goal. Aguero and Vardy are also two players in the group who have scored hat-tricks this season.
Salah is looking forward to the third consecutive year of the Golden Shoe. The dominance of Liverpool gives the Egyptian striker many opportunities to improve scoring goals. At Arsenal, Aubameyang is the top scorer. Although “Gunners” are only 10th, the Gabon striker hopes to repeat individual achievements as last year.
Rashford shows maturity when carrying Man Utd attack this season. The 22-year-old striker constantly scored important goals for the Old Trafford team. But his back injury makes him more likely to sit out until the end of the season, thereby improving the chances of improving. English football fans hope the Man Utd striker will recover in time to attend Euro 2020.
Danny Ings is a surprising name. Although Southampton struggled with relegation for a long time, Ings proved his ability after a period of injury and faintness at Liverpool. The 27-year-old striker excelled in November and December, scoring five consecutive games. But right now, Ings was going through three games.
Another notable striker is Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham – who has scored 13 goals. An impressive thing about Abraham is that he scored three hat-tricks and scored twice in the first season to be awarded the starting kick. The 22-year-old striker is suffering from an ankle injury but when he recovers, Abraham will be a formidable opponent for his seniors.