With the season well underway in the Premier League and the goals flying in perhaps, it is time to turn your attention towards the Golden Boot award. This weekend saw both Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero both reached six goals on the weekend while Alvaro Morata’s hattrick also helped him reach the milestone.
All three strikers are playing for three separate top teams which makes this an exciting head to head to head. Ove the course of the season they’re goal scoring will not only determine who will come away with the Golden Boot but also will likely push their team on for contention in the title race.
Harry Kane always starts slow but 4 braces in his last 6 games for club and country has him picking up serious pace. If he keeps up this form for Tottenham in front of girl then he will whizz past. Aguero has stiff competition up front and this is likely to be his biggest handicap. Gabriel Jesus and plenty of goals from midfield will likely stunt his number over the course of a season.
Like Harry Kane, Lukaku is cementing his spot as the lone man for the job at Manchester United and his confidence based play will only benefit from this. He is looking sharper than we can remember and this season is likely to be huge for the Belgian. This has meant he is the market leader at 3/1 with bookies.
Call me patriotic but I fancy Kane to be there as his amount of games for club and country could result in a killer season which will please his manager and might win him the famous golden boot. Paddy Power offers the best on this at 10/3.
The bastard child of the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup if you don’t know is when America take on the rest of the world without Europe’s meddling. This year players descend on Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey for the 2017 edition.
Just because the tournament inferior it doesn’t mean the players don’t enjoy it. That is shown in the strength of the Americans. 10 players of their team who have topped the FedEx standings for the last two years. That is a wealth of experience and skill.
The International team leans heavily on the South Africans with a smattering of Asian players. Hideki Matsuyama has been a revelation the last few years and will lead the team in our eyes. Louis Oosthuizen is the cool head of the team and will be looking to provide a consistent point scorer.
With the teams as they are we can’t see anything other than a USA win. They are chock full of talent and players who are currently on great form. It looks like this tournament has come at the wrong time for the Internationals.
England vs West Indies 4th ODI
An immense century by Moeen Ali on the weekend showed how vital he is becoming to England as each match passes. Whether it is with the ball or bat he seemed to keep surprising. His century on the weekend for instance was the second fastest by an Englishman in a ODI.
West Indies will be happy about the return of Chris Gayle and his runs but he will need his fellow players to join in. The big left hander was sketchy to begin with but devastating when he got his eye in. His 94 was cut short by a run out.
Both these players will have all the cameras on them when the sides meet again on Thursday. You can catch the action on Sky Sports Cricket.
Moeen Ali is at 14/1 to be England’s top scorer which is great odds if the conditions are the same as they were in Bristol. Ali seems to be on top form and looking elsewhere would be foolish. Gayle will likely be pivotal for the Windies batting order and run score. He is at 11/4 to score highest for them again. In terms of winning England will likely be too much for West Indies again but with the inclusion of the fresh players and the results from the test series I have a sense of another upset coming and you just never know with this side.