Alvaro Morata is not simply keeping up with the Premier League’s leading goal scorers, he is actually the deadliest of them all so far this season, according to the stats book.
There’s no doubt that the goals are flying in from all the top clubs this season, as defences of all shapes and sizes struggle to deal with Aguero, Lukaku, Kane and the new man on the scene, Morata.
After six games each, Aguero, Lukaku and Morata are all scoring at a rate of one goal per game, but it is the Premier League rookie that appears to be most clinical.
He doubled his tally for the season after registering a classy hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Stoke last Saturday, on average scoring a goal every 76 minutes.
A fit and firing Aguero currently scores every 78 minutes and Lukaku times his goals quite satisfyingly every 90 minutes.
Serie A firing red hot
It is not just the Premier League that is experiencing a glut of goals through August and September, with Italy’s Serie A, in particular, superseding the English top division.
A superstar that often goes unnoticed by British football fans, Paulo Dybala at Juventus, is set for great things. The Argentinian forward leads the way for Europe’s strikers, having netted 10 times in the first six games, at an average of 47 minutes per goal.
Not even Messrs Lewandowski, Ronaldo or Messi can keep up with the 23-year-old right now, although you can guarantee they will never be too far behind.
After his typical dry August, Harry Kane is another name to watch for all concerned and you could put good money on him chasing the pack down for the Golden Boot once again.
Morata, though is a huge boost, for Chelsea. His immediate adaptation to life in the capital can not go underestimated in what could have quite easily been a messy opening to the season.
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