2015-16 Premier League Goal Scorers to Watch


The 2015-16 Premier League campaign has had plenty of memorable upsets so far and a few surprise goal scorers.

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West Ham United has played above their pay-grade beating Arsenal FC; Tottenham Hotspur have crushed Manchester City at home; and the top-scorers table is ablaze with unfamiliar names that are anything but household.

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Last year saw Harry Kane rise to prominence (21 goals, second overall) and Charlie Austin flex his way to fourth on the scorers’ list (18). The two were known, but 2014-15 was certainly a coming-out-party.

This year, names like Riyah Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Callum Wilson are among those near the top showcasing a strong start for otherwise seldom-discussed players.

They might not stay at the top, but let’s take a look at which ones have a chance to keep the fire burning the longest.

Riyah Mahrez

Five goals and three assists in Leicester City’s first seven games has the squad sitting tied for 5th on the league table, and although they just lost their first match to Arsenal FC- and most would say their first real test – Leicester City is still winning the games they should, including a victory over fellow surprise squad West ham.

Riyah Mahrez has been Johnny-on-the-spot with .71 goals per game, scoring in different time-frames for each match. Combine that with only being called for 1 offside and Riyah Mahrez seems rather efficient.

Predicted Total: 11 Goals

Callum Wilson

The only other team to beat West Ham United so far (sounds strange to say) is AFC Bournemouth. Placed in 15th on the league table it is hard to imagine what their start would look like without Callum Wilson.

Five goals on eight shots is impressive no matter the sport, with four of five coming within the first 30′ of the match. This can easily be overlooked but fans know how important getting out to an early lead can be. Scoring all of these markers from within the box is proving Wilson to be a great finisher, ranking him 2nd-highest on the EA Sports Player Performance Index.

As the schedule gets tougher though, expect production to slow down.

Predicted Total: 10 Goals

Jamie Vardy

Vardy is another reason the usually forgotten Leicester is hoping to be remembered by more fans this year. six goals on 18 shots (one out of every three ain’t bad) has him leading the league at the end of match day September 26, 2015.

The Englishman is getting a lot of crosses in, and seemingly improving as the game goes on. 3 goals in the final 10 minutes means Callum may be guilty of injecting ice directly into his veins.

Predicted Total: 9 Goals

Bonus: Anthony Martial

Just for fun, and because Anthony Martial is so highly touted with three goals in three games, including two to help Manchester United grab a victory from Southampton.

Predicted Total: 7 Goals

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