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Premier League Betting: Salah favourite to retain Golden Boot after stunning goal against Chelsea

16:15 BST 15/04/2019
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2018-19
The Liverpool forward struck from 30 yards out to seal victory over the Blues at Anfield and take his season tally to 19 goals - joint with Aguero

Two goals in two games for Mohamed Salah has seen him become the new favourite to win the Premier League Golden Boot.

888Sport make the Liverpool striker 6/4 (2.50) to retain the award after he broke a six-match drought with a superb solo goal against Southampton before netting a Goal of the Season contender against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Egyptian let fly from 30 yards and gave Kepa Arrizabalaga no chance as the ball sailed into the top corner, taking Salah to 19 goals for the season ahead of the club’s final four games.

He is tied with Sergio Aguero on that mark, although 888Sport make the Manchester City man 2/1 (3.0) following a run of just one goal in four Premier League matches.

Rotation could play a key part for City in their quest for an unprecedented quadruple, with Gabriel Jesus likely to take on some striking duties during the business end of the campaign.

Sadio Mane is 5/1 (6.0) for the Golden Boot after opening the scoring for Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, with the Senegalese forward now on a career-best 18 strikes for the season.

He is certainly in the form of his life with 13 goals in his last 16 games in all competitions, and ante-post backers at 40/1 (41.0) will be hoping Mane is able to secure top spot come May.

Arguably one of the most dangerous wingers in the world, Raheem Sterling took his tally to 17 with a brace in Manchester City’s 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday and is priced at 10/1 (11.0) to be the division's leading marksman.

Also on 17 for the campaign is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Arsenal forward had an impressive 2018 but has scored just four times since the turn of the year, and is also available at 10/1 (11.0).

Harry Kane’s search for another Golden Boot looks to have come to an abrupt end following an injury he picked up in the Champions League and is set to end the season on 17 goals.

Still, 888Sport price him at 40/1 (41.0) if he is able to make a swifter recovery than expected. Meanwhile, Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard has made his way to 16 strikes and can be backed at 50/1 (51.0) with the same firm.