The Argentine opened the scoring in double-quick time on Sunday, netting after just 48 seconds, before going on to finish twice more from close-range and take his tally to 14 for the season.
Despite that, the Egyptian still has nine goals in his last 10 games and having scored in 24 separate games last season on his way to a record-breaking 32 goals, he will hope that he can retain the award.
The Arsenal man, though, has just one goal in his last four games but that could certainly improve against Huddersfield on Saturday, with the Terriers having already conceded 46 league goals this season.
Harry Kane is out injured until at least the start of March but may well prove a shrewd bet at 12/1 (13.0), if only each-way, considering he is still only two goals behind Salah.
Kane is a two-time winner of the award and although he is likely to miss Tottenham’s next four games, if not more, a strong finish to the season could see him be in the running for a third title.