Premier League top scorers 2021-22: Ronaldo, Lukaku & the race for the Golden Boot

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Harry Kane clinched the Premier League Golden Boot award last season with 23 goals, narrowly beating Mohamed Salah to the prestigious award.

The race is on once more as the 2021-22 campaign heats up and there are a few more contenders in the mix for the top scorers accolade this time round.

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United, while Chelsea have been boosted by another returnee in Romelu Lukaku, and both will be keen to etch their names into history.

With the battle commenced, Goal brings you this season's top goalscorers in the Premier League.

See here for the players with the most Premier League assists in 2021-22.

  1. Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2021-22
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    Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | 7 goals

    Two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner Mohamed Salah finished second in the race last term and in 2021-22 he is targeting his third individual prize as he attempts to fire Liverpool to the title. Over the course of the past four campaigns, Salah has averaged just under 24 Premier League goals a season and will be hoping to surpass that this year.

  2. Jamie Vardy Leicester City 2021-22
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    Jamie Vardy | Leicester City | 7 goals

    Despite advancing into his mid-thirties, Jamie Vardy has shown few signs of slowing down on the goals front and he continues to lead the Leicester City line. By now a legendary player for the Foxes, Vardy will be expected to chip in with strikes throughout the campaign for Brendan Rodgers' side.

  3. Michail Antonio, West Ham 2021-22
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    Michail Antonio | West Ham | 6 goals

    An unlikely candidate for Premier League top scorer, Michael Antonio scored double figures in the last two seasons and the West Ham striker hit the ground running in 2021-22. David Moyes and the Hammers faithful will be hopeful he can continue that habit until the end of the season.

  4. Sadio Mane Liverpool 2021-22
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    Sadio Mane | Liverpool | 5 goals

    Liverpool winger Sadio Mane shared the Golden Boot award with team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2018-19, but his goal return has suffered in recent campaigns. The Senegal star laid down a marker of intent at the beginning of the 2021-22 campaign though.

  5. Bruno Fernandes, Man Utd 2021-22
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    Bruno Fernandes | Man Utd | 4 goals

    Bruno Fernandes came third in the 2020-21 Premier League top scorers list with 18 goals and the playmaker continues to star for Manchester United. Some may have feared the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo would impact Fernandes' goal prospects, but the Portugal compatriots have dovetailed nicely.

  6. Roberto Firmino, Liverpool 2021-22
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    Roberto Firmino | Liverpool | 4 goals

    The Brazilian is often overshadowed in the goalscoring stakes by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but he is more than capable of chipping in with important goals for Liverpool.
  7. Ismaila Sarr Norwich vs Watford 2021-22
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    Ismaila Sarr | Watford | 4 goals

    Ismaila Sarr has long been targeted by some of the Premier League's biggest clubs and the Watford winger is demonstrating just why he is such a coveted player after an impressive start to the season.
  8. Neal Maupay Brighton 2021-22
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    Neal Maupay | Brighton | 4 goals

    Brighton striker Neal Maupay cracked double figures on the goal charts in his first season in the Premier League, but fell short with just eight goals last season. With Graham Potter's style bedding in at the Amex Stadium, the French forward will be confident of surpassing 10 goals in 2021-22.

  9. Hwang Hee-chan Wolves 2021-22
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    Hee-chan Hwang | Wolves | 4 goals

    The South Korea international joined Wolves on a loan deal from RB Leipzig before the close of the transfer window. The striker has been quick to make an impact and scored twice in a victory over Newcastle.
  10. Mason Greenwood, Manchester United 2021-22
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    Mason Greenwood | Man Utd | 4 goals

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once described Mason Greenwood as "the best finisher" he had worked with and the Manchester United forward looks ready to kick on in 2021-22. With the attacking riches at Solskjaer's disposal, however, the England international could well find his minutes limited.

  11. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Norwich Premier League 2021-22
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    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal | 4 goals

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a consistent source of goals since joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and shared the Golden Boot award in the 2018-19 season.
  12. Son Heung-min, Tottenham 2021-22
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    Heung-min Son | Tottenham | 4 goals

    Heung-min Son enjoyed his best ever season from a goals perspective with Tottenham last term, scoring 17 goals in 37 Premier League appearances. The forward has scored double figures in each of the last five campaigns and could be a good bet to challenge for the Golden Boot as he aims to pick up the slack from Harry Kane.

  13. Callum Wilson Newcastle United 2021-22
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    Callum Wilson | Newcastle | 4 goals

    Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson scored 12 times in the Premier League last season and will be hoping for more in the 2021-22 campaign.
  14. Cristiano Ronaldo Bruno Fernandes Man Utd 2021-22
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    Cristiano Ronaldo | Man Utd | 3 goals

    Cristiano Ronaldo finished last season as the top scorer in Serie A with 29 goals in 33 appearances and dispelled any doubts that he might slow down on his return to Old Trafford with two goals in his first game back. The Manchester United faithful will be hopeful that the Portugal phenomenon can help fire them on their way to a Premier League title charge.

  15. Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 2021-22
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    Dominic Calvert-Lewin | Everton | 3 goals

    Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has taken his game up a notch in recent seasons, improving his goalscoring ability in the process. The England international remains the Toffees' chief goal threat under Rafa Benitez and will be aiming to improve on his tally of 16 goals from last term.

  16. Raphinha Leeds Everton 2021-22
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    Raphinha | Leeds United | 3 goals

    Leeds United's Brazilian star Raphinha was involved in 15 Premier League goals last term (six goals, nine assists) and, in 2021-22, he has picked up where he left off.

  17. Demarai Gray, Everton, Premier League 2021-22
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    Demarai Gray | Everton | 3 goals

    Having returned to England from a brief stint in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, Demarai Gray has found a new lease of life with Everton. The winger has chipped in with a few goals to take the pressure off Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

  18. Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea 2021-22
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    Romelu Lukaku | Chelsea | 3 goals

    Romelu Lukaku has made a triumphant return to Chelsea after a goal-laden spell in Serie A with Inter, where he won a Scudetto. The Belgium striker previously scored goals in the Premier League for Everton and Manchester United, but took his game up a level at San Siro, hitting 24 league goals last season and 23 the year before that.

  19. Said Benrahma, West Ham 2021-22
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    Said Benrahma | West Ham | 3 goals

    Algeria international Said Benrahma had an impressive scoring rate during his time with Brentford and has rediscovered that capability for West Ham this season.

  20. Andros Townsend Everton 2021-22
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    Andros Townsend | Everton | 3 goals

    Andros Townsend's wicked left foot is still proving decisive in England's top flight as he looks to make a big impact at Everton this season.
  21. Diogo Jota, Liverpool 2021-22
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    Diogo Jota | Liverpool | 3 goals

    Diogo Jota made an instant impact at Liverpool when he joined the Reds from Wolves in 2020-21 and he has offered a different type of goal threat to Roberto Firmino. The Portugal international will feel he can contribute even more this campaign after seeing his maiden season curtailed by injury.

  22. Danny Ings Aston Villa 2021-22
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    Danny Ings | Southampton | 3 goals

    Danny Ings is still a strike force to be reckoned with ever since leaving Southampton to join Aston Villa, scoring his third Premier League goal of the season against Wolves in a 3-2 defeat.
  23. Odsonne Edouard Crystal Palace 2021-22
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    Odsonne Edouard | Crystal Palace | 3 goals

    Odsonne Edouard made an immediate impact on his Crystal Palace debut, following his summer arrival from Celtic, by scoring twice as a late substitute in a 3-0 win over Tottenham.
  24. Ben Chilwell, Chelsea 2020-21
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    Ben Chilwell | Chelsea | 3 goals

    Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell has developed a talent for finding the net in the Premier League in recent years. He chipped in with a few goals in his last season at Leicester and has kept going in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge.
  25. Mason Mount, Chelsea vs Norwich 2021-22
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    Mason Mount | Chelsea | 3 goals

    Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount keeps getting better and is looking to add more goals to his game this season.
  26. Phil Foden Manchester City 2021-22
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    Phil Foden | Manchester City | 3 goals

    Manchester City starlet Phil Foden has been going from strength to strength this season for the Citizens, prolific in both his goalscoring and his assists.
  27. Joshua King Watford Premier League 2021-22
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    Joshua King | Watford | 3 goals

    Joshua King scored an impressive hat-trick against Everton in Watford's 5-2 victory, a game they were initially trailing in the opening minutes.
  28. Maxwell Cornet Burnley 2021-22
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    Maxwel Cornet | Burnley | 3 goals

    Maxwel Cornet was on the scoresheet twice for Burnley in the 2-2 draw against Southampton, nabbing his first brace of the season. 
  29. Youri Tielemans Leicester City 2021-22
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    Youri Tielemans | Leicester City | 3 goals

    Leicester City's all-action midfielder Youri Tielemans has popped up with goals in the past few seasons and continues to chip in.