Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane took home the Premier League Golden Boot last season for his 25-goal haul, but the Tottenham Hotspur faces a tough challenge to do it again.
The England international currently shares the top spot with Everton forward Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez as all have netted 17 times in the top flight
This Sunday’s encounter between Tottenham and Everton at White Hart Lane could shift the positions at the top, with both Kane and Lukaku heading into the clash in strong form.
Spurs’ star forward has scored two hat-tricks in the last three games, while his opponent has netted five goals in the same amount of fixtures.
Four of those goals came in a 6-3 triumph over Bournemouth, and if he continues in this form he could take home the Golden Boot.
Last season, Lukaku came fourth in the list of top scorers after scoring seven fewer than Kane, and he has admitted to Everton’s official website that he will not let the race for the Golden Boot to take over his mind.
“I don’t like to look at what other players are doing. That’s what cost me the Golden Boot last year so for me it’s just a game I want to win. It’s about winning games and scoring as many goals as possible. Records are there to be broken but I don’t want to hype that. The most important thing is that we win because I want us to achieve the highest place possible.”
Ahead of this weekend’s match, fans have been deliberating who is likely to win the individual gong and which player is better.
@premierleague Gotta be between Kane and Lukaku. Too close to call; they're both quality this season ????????
— Rungo (@YolkGaming) March 1, 2017
Laughable that people rim Lukaku even though Kane is Better around footballing wise lmao
— JD® (@ThfcDele) March 1, 2017
Lukaku > Kane
— Matīn (@brifkani424) March 1, 2017
Lukaku… But Kane is also there https://t.co/Zmxk2agFVY
— Cozz (@fola_jnr) March 1, 2017
— توتنهـآم عـرب (@TottenhamArb) March 1, 2017
— Nkateko Chabalala (@NChabalala) March 1, 2017