Premier League 2023-24 Golden Boot Race Intensifies: Haaland Faces Stiff Competition

Premier League 2023-24 Golden Boot Race Intensifies: Haaland Faces Stiff Competition

Erling Haaland is currently sitting at the top of the Premier League Golden Boot table along with Cole Palmer, but who is vying for it?

Haaland’s Pursuers Close In

As the season has progressed into its thicker second half, Haaland’s problematic ankle issue has caused him to miss a significant amount of time, adding to the list of potential winners.

The door was somewhat opened by a two-start streak devoid of Premier League goals, but Haaland needed two goals in April to reach 20 for the second consecutive Premier League season.

The advantage for the Golden Boot, nevertheless, has vanished as Cole Palmer tied Haaland with four goals against Everton in Week 33.

The Premier League Golden Boot Race

In addition to his impressive season total of 19, Ollie Watkins, the Aston Villa attacker, leads the Premier League with 12 assists. Given how far this race is from over, Dominic Solanke is in the mix with eighteen goals, while two other players have seventeen.

The race to win the Golden Boot in the Premier League for the 2023–24 campaign is quite open. Phil Foden has 16 and Alexander Isak of Newcastle is 17. Mohamed Salah is 17. Heung-min Son and Jarrod Bowen are on 15.

Next with 14 is Bukayo Saka, the young sensation from England. Chris Wood has scored twelve goals, while nine other players have scored ten or more. Darwin Nunez, Kai Havertz, Jean-Philippe Mateta, and Matheus Cunha have scored eleven.

Erling Haaland faces a formidable challenge this season with an array of players competing fiercely for the Golden Boot. Despite the absence of Harry Kane, who moved to Germany and is contending for Europe’s Golden Shoe, Haaland finds himself in a tightly contested race.

The Norwegian striker clinched the Golden Boot in the 2022-23 season with a record-breaking 36 goals for Manchester City and aims to replicate his success this season amidst heightened competition.

No Tiebreaker for Premier League Golden Boot

In the event of a tie on the Golden Boot leaderboard, players will share the honours, with no tiebreaker in place.

Previous seasons have witnessed shared Golden Boots, with notable instances including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah each scoring 22 goals in the 2018-19 season.

The absence of a tiebreaker adds to the excitement of the race as players vie for top honours in the final stretch of the Premier League season.

Premier League Golden Boot Table

Here’s a table showcasing the Top 10 Premier League 2023-24 goal-scoring leaders:

1Erling HaalandManchester City20
1Cole PalmerChelsea20
3Ollie WatkinsAston Villa19
4Dominic SolankeBournemouth18
5Mohamed SalahLiverpool17
5Alexander IsakNewcastle United17
7Phil FodenManchester City16
8Jarrod BowenWest Ham United15
8Heung-min SonTottenham15
10Bukayo SakaArsenal14