The race for this season’s Golden Boot in the Premier League may go on till the latter stage of the season before it becomes clear cut.
Summer signings Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku have been tipped to contend with Harry Kane for the Golden Boot, and they have both started their season with a bang.
Lukaku has scored 3 goals in 3 Premier League games while Ronaldo netted a brace on his Manchester United debut.
BBC pundit Garth Crooks is tipping Lukaku to top Ronaldo in the scorers’ ranking this season and has said his money is on the Chelsea striker.
Crooks said: “If I had to make a choice of playing Ronaldo or Lukaku at centre forward there would be no contest. It would be Lukaku every time. Granted Ronaldo is 36. However, there is a touch of irony in the fact that Lukaku used to play for United and scored some magnificent goals but was never loved by their fans and certainly not in the way Ronaldo is.
“It will also be interesting to see who scores more goals, although I put my money on Lukaku. His two against Aston Villa were the clearest indication I have seen of how the Belgian striker’s game has developed. His hold-up play against Liverpool was impressive but his ability to run away from the ball and trust the pass was outstanding. Lukaku is now the real deal.”