The countdown to the World Cup is on and there will be plenty of Premier League stars out to get their hands on the most iconic trophy in football.
It’s all set to be goals galore with some of the best strikers in football touching down in Russia. The likes of Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo are of course favoured to take the World Cup top scorer, but which Premier League star will bag the most this summer?
We take a look at the contenders to be the top flight’s leading scorer at the World Cup…
There’s no better place to start than England’s Harry Kane. The pressure will be on for the Spurs star to provide the goals for Gareth Southgate’s men and is a 16/1 shot with the bookmakers.
The England side have a relatively comfortable group and Kane will be licking his lips at facing the likes of Tunisia and Panama.
Gabriel Jesús has proved his worth for Champions Manchester City and looks a good shout for the Golden Boot. He’s one of those helpful World Cup tips, especially with his record for the national team.
He’s bagged nine goals in 15 games for Brazil and could prove lethal alongside the likes of Neymar and Philippe Coutinho. The South American nation are expected to go far, so Jesus is a leading contender for being the Premier League’s number one hitman.
Across Manchester, Romelu Lukaku has also been firing. The Belgian has netted 27 times this season and will be leading the line for the other Red Devils in Russia.
He’ll have plenty of creativity behind him in the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard and many expect this to be the tournament where everything clicks for a nation that has been given the dark horse tag the past few years.
Olivier Giroud will have a job to do this summer, just as he does for club and could well end up finding the net multiple times.
He’s a 40/1 shot with the bookies but if, like many, you’re backing France to go far, just as they did two years ago, then Giroud could certainly be the Premier League’s highest scorer.
His record for France is good and he’s bagged two in three for his nation in 2018. The latter stages of a game is his for the taking.
Despite a season hit by injury, Sergio Aguero still managed 30 goals in all competitions, so it’ll be interesting to see how he performs in Russia.
Argentina were left heartbroken four years ago, losing in the Final to Germany. They’ll want to go one better this summer, their first since 1986. They certainly have the firepower in front of goal and if Aguero is on song, who knows how far they will go