Jamie Vardy: Leicester striker leads golden boot charts ahead of final-day showdowns

Jamie Vardy: Leicester striker leads golden boot charts ahead of final-day showdowns

- The EPL Golden Boot race is set to go down the wire with five players eyeing the award

- Danny Ings is the surprise name in the contenders' list

- Jamie Vardy who is topping the list with 23 goals will be keen to add to his tally

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Up to five players could feasibly be crowned Premier League top scorers when the 2019/20 campaign comes to a close on Sunday, July 26.

Leicester City talisman Jamie Vardy heads into the final round of matches as the clear favourite to win the Golden Boot award after a sensational campaign.

Vardy is currently topping the charts with an impressive 23 goals and will be looking to add to his tally when his side takes on Man United at the King Power Stadium.

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Southampton's Danny Ings is the Englishman's closest challenger for the coveted prize, with the forward on 21 goals.

Unlike Vardy, Ings has a relatively easier fixture, with the Saints set to take on Sheffield United in their final match of the season to be played at St. Mary's.

EPL Golden Boot race: Jamie Vardy leads charts ahead of final-day showdowns

Aubameyang will be keen to win the Golden Boot award for the second year in a row. Photo: Getty Images.
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is third on the top scorers list with 20 goals to his name.

A hat-trick against Watford assuming Vardy fails to score against Man United will see Aubameyang once again share the award for the second season in a row.

The Gabonese forward shared the award with Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in his first full season with the Gunners.

Despite their scintillating campaign, Liverpool have only Salah gunning for the Golden Boot, with the Egyptian trailing in fourth with 19 goals on level with Man City's Raheem Sterling.

Here is a deeper look on the top five contenders for the Golden Boot:

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1. Jamie Vardy (23)

Vardy nearly won the Golden Boot during Leicester's stunning 2016 title triumph but missed out on the award to fellow countryman, Harry Kane.

2. Danny Ings (21)

Ings has scored six goals since the restart to afford himself a place in the high table.

His impressive form in front of goal has also played an integral part in Southampton's revival after a slow start to the season.

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (20)

Having won the award last season, it was without doubt the Arsenal forward would be a favourite to finish among the league's leading goalscorers.

Despite the Gunners' poor form, Aubameyang has been at his best and could end the campaign with an individual prize.

4. Mohamed Salah (19)

Salah shared the honours with teammate Sadio Mane and Aubameyang last season.

The Egyptian will have to score four against Newcastle in Liverpool's last match of the season for a chance to recapture the award.

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5. Raheem Sterling (19)

The Englishman has scored 31 goals in all competitions for Man City this season.

His side will take on already relegated Norwich City in their final match.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool are ahead of other Premier League clubs when it comes to the number of trophies in the cabinet as the Reds have amassed a total of 43 titles in their history, as cited on SPORTbible.

Jurgen Klopp has just led the team to win the Premier League for the first time in 30 years as they now rank above other big clubs to become the most decorated.

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