With the ongoing 2020/21 season of the Premier League, there is no doubt that a lot of fans are also cheering and betting for their favourite teams and players. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, most fans would be seeing how their favourite players flaunt their signature kicks and playstyles live and with other fans in the stadium.
Let’s not forget about the top scorers who can lead the team to victory. Here are some of the top scorers of this season:
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur)
Son usually plays as the forward for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. He is also the captain of the South Korea national team. He is actually regarded as one of the best wingers in the industry and an icon in Asia and Europe. He was even nominated for the Ballon d’Or in 2019 and became the first Asian player who scored more than 50 goals in the Premier League.
He represented South Korea during the Asian Games in 2018, led the team to victory and won gold. The team also won in the 2011 and 2015 editions of the AFC Asian Cup. There is no doubt that he might be one of the reasons why the betting odds today is on a better side.
Here are some of the awards he received:
- Best Footballer in Asia (2017)
- Premier League Player of the Month (2020)
- FIFA Puskas Award (2020)
While playing for Tottenham, he also surpassed Cha Bum Kun’s record for scoring most goals in the Premier League by a Korean player. Son also played with Hamburger SV II (2010), Hamburger SV (2010-2013), and Bayer Leverkusen (2013-2015).
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Salah usually plays as the forward of Liverpool on the right wing in the Premier League and the Egypt national team. He is known for his speed, dribbling, and swift finishing. After netting 32 goals in 36 league games, he received a Premier League Golden Boot in 2018. Moreover, with his outstanding performance on the field, he was named as the PFA Player’s Player of the Year during the 2017/18 season.
Here are the other awards he received:
- CAF Most Promising African Talent of the Year (2012)
- CAF African Football of the Year (2017 and 2018)
- BBC African Footballer of the Year (2017 and 2018)
What made him stand out is his playstyle. Aside from being a tactical player with good techniques, he also has an eye for goal. He also used both his pace and flair to outsmart opponents and score for the team.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Vardy plays as a striker of Leicester City in the Premier League and the England national team. When he signed a non-League record transfer fee of £1 million, he led the team to victory during the Championship in 2014. The following season, he also scored in 11 consecutive matches, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.
Here are some of the awards that Vardy received:
- Premier League Player of the Season (2019)
- Premier League Golden Boot (2019)
- FWA Footballer of the Year (2016)
He is actually considered as one of the best strikers in the Premier League. This is because of his speed, ability, and positional awareness. Aside from playing as a striker, he can also play as a winger and in several attacking positions.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Fernandes is a midfielder of Manchester United of Premier League and the Portugal national team. He also has the second-highest fee for a Portuguese player. The midfielder is able to lead the team to victory because of his capability to set the rhythm of play.
However, he is prone to turnovers because of his direct style of play. What makes him one of the best players of the team is that he is an accurate free-kick taker and he usually likes to shoot from outside the penalty area.
Better keep an eye out because a rising player might also score consecutive goals in just one match. These top scorers of the Premier League’s current season are still the best ones to put your money on, as seen in the betting odds today on England’s top flight.