Premier League top scorer comparison with Everton, West Ham United, Chelsea & Manchester City stars

By Mark Peters IN General,Player comparison,Top scorers - 20:00 Oct 13th 2016

The Premier League season resumes this weekend following the international break, with just five points separating the top seven clubs.

It is similarly tight in the race for the Golden Boot, so we thought we’d take a closer look at the four men currently boasting five or more top-flight goals.

DIEGO COSTA VS ROMELU LUKAKU

Having struggled at times last season, Diego Costa has been back to his best for Chelsea this term, already hitting the back of the net on six occasions.

The powerful centre-forward has been particularly strong away from home, scoring four times on the road for the Blues:


Diego Costa
versusRomelu
Lukaku
FWDPOSITIONFWD
28Y 0MAGE23Y 4M
6FT 1INHEIGHT6FT 3IN
13ST 5LBWEIGHT14ST 5LB
 
PL | CHE | | EVE | PL
06/16 - 06/1706/16 - 06/17
7
STARTS
5
620
MINS
PLAYED
477
6
GOALS
5
2
ASSISTS
1
1
OPENING
GOALS
2
2
WINNING
GOALS
1
2
HOME
GOALS
2
4
AWAY
GOALS
3
HEADED
GOALS
2
R
5
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
2
103
MINS
PER GOAL
95
7
TOTAL
3

Having been heavily-linked with a return to Stamford Bridge during the summer, Romelu Lukaku has not let the transfer talk distract him.

The Everton striker has helped himself to five top-flight goals, including a hat-trick at Sunderland, taking eight minutes fewer on average to find the net than Costa.

SERGIO AGUERO VS MICHAIL ANTONIO

Sergio Aguero is another man to have scored five times, continuing the impressive form that he has shown throughout his Manchester City career.

Interestingly, four of the Argentina international’s five goals have come away from the Etihad Stadium, a trend that was not evident last term:

Sergio
Aguero
versusMichail
Antonio
FWDPOSITIONMID
28Y 4MAGE26Y 6M
5FT 8INHEIGHT5FT 9IN
11ST 0LBWEIGHT12ST 0LB
 
PL | MNC | | WHU | PL
06/16 - 06/1706/16 - 06/17
5
STARTS
7
441
MINS
PLAYED
592
5
GOALS
5
ASSISTS
3
OPENING
GOALS
2
2
WINNING
GOALS
1
1
HOME
GOALS
3
4
AWAY
GOALS
2
HEADED
GOALS
4
R
4
GOALS
R/L FOOT
88
MINS
PER GOAL
118
5
TOTAL
4

Michail Antonio is the surprise-package amongst this quartet, hitting five goals despite operating on the wing or at full-back for a struggling side.

Incredibly potent in the air, the 26-year-old has accounted for a staggering 62.5% of West Ham’s goals in the Premier League so far this season.

THOUGHTS

Despite his heroics, Antonio is unlikely to be in the shake-up when the Golden Boot is handed out at the end of the campaign.

All three of the other contenders have the ability to last the course, however, whilst the likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy will be unable to make up lost ground if the trio continue scoring at their current rate.

Perhaps Zlatan Ibrahimovic, currently on four top-flight goals, will throw his hat into the ring, but Manchester United will need to start carving out more opportunities for this to happen.

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