The battle for the 2015/16 Premier League Golden Boot will go down to the final matchday with Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy all looking to claim the individual honor.
Kane is currently on top of the table with 25 goals on the campaign but last year’s winner, Aguero, and this year’s champion, Vardy, are poised to make a fight of it with both players sitting on 24 goals. 2015/16 Premier League Golden Boot Table.
|Barclays Premier League 2015/16 Golden Boot|
|Updated on May 12, 2016|
|Harry Kane||Tottenham||Nike Hypervenom Phinish||
|Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||Puma evoSpeed||
|Jamie Vardy||Leicester City||Nike Hypervenom II Phantom||
Aguero won the 2014/15 Premier League Golden Boot with 26 goals which could once again be the winning tally. He finished in front of Kane, who scored 21 goals last season while Vardy had a breakout season this year after scoring only 5 goals last year.
But who has the best chance of claiming this year’s title?
All 3 teams are on the road to close out the season but only Manchester City have something to play for. City have the motivation to win to potentially finish 3rd (depending on Arsenal’s result) and earn the automatic spot in next year’s UEFA Champions League group stage while a loss leaves the door open for city rival to steal the 4th place UEFA Champions League playoff spot. City face Swansea City on Sunday.
Tottenham have clinched a top 3 finish and the spot in next year’s UEFA Champions League group stage. Their motivation, however, is more personal. A win insures that the Hotspur finish above Arsenal. The last time that Tottenham finished above their north London rivals was after the 1994/95 campaign. To put this in perspective, current US men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann was playing for Tottenham. Tottenham travel to St James Park with questions of whether the relegated Newcastle will put up a fight.
Leicester City have the title and their place in next year’s UEFA Champions League in the bag but certainly will see the potential in defeating last season’s champion, Chelsea, at Stamford Bridge. It would be a fitting end to their campaign. The Blues will be equally motivated to take down the champions and prove this season was a fluke.
Sunday, May 15
(all games 9:00 am ET)
Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth
Southampton vs Crystal Palace
Chelsea vs Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool
Swansea City vs Manchester City
Everton vs Norwich City
Watford vs Sunderland
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City vs West Ham United
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