Diego Costa jumped back on top of the Premier League Golden Boot Table after ending his longest league scoring drought since joining Chelsea. The goal was good enough to pull him ahead of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero by 1 goal in the race for the Golden Boot but it only resulted in a 1-1 draw with Southampton for the Blues.
Costa may be on top of the table but Arsenals’ Olivier Giroud is the in-form striker of the moment. Giroud has scored in Arsenal’s last 4 matches and has 6 in the Premier League in 2015. The outburst have helped the Gunners climb into 3rd on the table.
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An unlikely player on his own streak is Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson. The midfielder has scored in the Reds last 3 league matches that helped his side earn the full 9 points. The 24-year-old has matched his previous season best with 5 goals thus far and plenty of games left to set a new personal best.
Harry Kane failed to make the score sheet in Tottenham’s last match but is one of the hottest strikers in the league thus far in 2015. The striker has 11 goals in 2015 with 4 2-goal outings. The run of form helped Kane win the January and February Player of the Month and become only the 4th player in Premier League history to win back-to-back awards. The other players were Cristiano Ronaldo (2007), Dennis Bergkamp (1997), and Robbie Fowler (1996).
Aston Villa, who had only scored 4 goals on the road all season the last coming on December 2, found their form to put 4 past Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. And to make matters worse for the home side, all 4 goals came in the first half. Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor each put in a brace to take their season goal total to 6 and 7 goals, respectively. The duo were the only players the last matchday to score multiple goals.
And 5 players opened their accounts last weekend. Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini, Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward, Matt Phillips of QPR, Manchester United’s Michael Carrick, and Everton’s James McCarthy all scored for the first time this campaign.
Who will score this weekend in Premier League action? Will Costa still sit on top of the Golden Boot table next week? Will there be multiple goal scorers?