Five Of The Top Premier League Players In 2016

It’s been a weird Premier League season with some great goals and some real stand out play up front. These are some of the players who have caught our attention in the goal mouth.

Number 1: Everton’s RomeluLukaku

When Everton signed up Chelsea’s international player from Belgium and paid £28m for the privilege, more than one eyebrow was raised. However, that move proved to be a very shrewd investment. Lukaku has created a total of 27 chances for his team mates to score in partnership with Gerard Deulofeu. He’s also laid on four assists and with 15 goals, he has been a joint top scorer. His first touch and mobility have undergone a massive improvement since he first arrived at Goodison Park. In addition, that ability that made him at the ripe young age of 17 the top scorer in the Belgium league have continued to devastate his opponents.

  • 15 Goals
  • 6 minutes per goal
  • 4% rate of shot conversion
  • 4 assists

Number 2: Leicester’s Jamie Vardy

In 11 successive Premier League matches, he created a memorable run of spectacular scoring. The fans love him because of this, but his dreams of being an England regular may not come to fruition. His cause will not be helped by Tuesday’s miss against Manchester City and Roy Hodgson remains reluctant to grant a central role to the joint top scorer in the league. However, no one is able to suggest that this can’t happen because of his rise to the highest levels of play from the Northern Premier League’s Stocksbridge Park Steels.

  • 15 Goals
  • 0 minutes per goal
  • 8% shot conversion rate
  • 3 assists

Number 3: Watford’s OdionIghalo

His blistering rise to life in the Premier League is amazing when you consider that in the Championship for Watford during the back end of last season, Ighalo had no guarantee that he would even get to start in the game. A major reason that he has scored 14 goals and been so successful at managing shots this season is because of the partnership that he and Troy Deeney have developed, in a time when it has become unfashionable to form strike duos. Deeney has adapted his position as a centre forward to a role that is more supportive so that Watford could reach its current high rank due to Ighalo’s ability to score with his assist. Football betting aficionados won’t put it past him to score in any match.

  • 14 goals
  • 6 minutes per goal
  • 9% shot conversion rate
  • 2 assists

Number 4: Tottenham’s Harry Kane

A lot of people were wondering whether or not Kane could successfully follow up after his spectacular breakout season. The 22 year old has put the sceptics in place following his slow start that didn’t see him score until September’s end. In his last 13 Premier League games, he has scored 11 goals and has returned as the resurgent Tottenham’s focal point, who are going into 2016 in fourth. Kane has gone to the front of the queue with the three goals he scored in the qualifiers for the Euro 2016. In light of Wayne Rooney’s recent problems, expect him to be one of England’s line leaders.

  • 11 goals
  • 6 minutes per goal
  • 22% shot conversion rate
  • 1 assist

Number 5: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

For the rest of his career, Giroud will probably be dogged with questions about whether or not he is good enough for a team that is title challenging. However, at the moment, everyone has been forgetting to ask him due to the 10 league goals he has scored in his 13 starts that have helped the rise to the top of the table for the Gunners, as well as the two against Bayern Munich and another five in the Champions League. His all-round play has also improved in a very impressive way. His moves and his and Mesut Ozil’s link-ups are an important reason that the position as title favourites has been gained by Arsenal. They might finally deliver on their promise if he keeps this up.

  • 10 goals
  • 8 minutes per goal
  • 3% shot conversion rate
  • 1 assist

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