Made in England: What the EPL Top Scorers Table Would Look Like With Just Homegrown Players

The Premier League's top scoring chart isn't too diverse in terms of clubs, with three Manchester City players and two Liverpool attackers accounting for half of the top 10 scorers this season. 


While four English players sit in the 10 for goals, the spread of clubs across the top homegrown scorers is quite surprising, with nine different clubs represented at the top.


So who are the top scoring Englishmen in the Premier League so far this season?

8. Marcus Rashford & Tammy Abraham: 4 Goals

The tenth-highest scoring English players this year are also the two youngest, at just 20 years old. Rashford has hit the net four times for the Red Devils, and Abraham has matched that number while on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea. 


Rashford's four goals are just one less than he managed all of last season, in 10 less appearances than he needed a year ago. 


Abraham's four goals lead the way for Swansea, but they have not been enough to keep them off the bottom of the table this year. Both youngsters have seen more time for England, and could be a future strike partnership for the Three Lions. 

7. Dele Alli & Callum Wilson: 5 Goals

Despite both having scored five times this season in the Premier League, Callum Wilson has done so in much fewer appearances than his younger counterpart. 


Wilson has needed just twelve matches to reach his tally of five, missing time due to injury, while Dele's played in all but one of Tottenham's matches thus far, adding six assists to his name along the way. 


Dele's goals are in a smaller margin perhaps due to the presence of the goal-scoring machine Harry Kane above him, converting at what seems to be an inhuman pace. 

6. Charlie Austin & Glenn Murray: 6 Goals

Brighton sit comfortably in mid-table in their first season in the Premier League, with veteran striker Glenn Murray helping to lead the way from the front. His six goals are the most for the Albion, converting two penalties so far this season. 


Charlie Austin has already matched his final tally from last year, despite being used as a substitute in eleven out of his sixteen appearances. Austin's six strikes have him far above the other leading Southampton goal scorers, with no-one else hitting more than three times. 

5. Jesse Lingard: 7 Goals

Lingard has been on fire of late, finding the net four times in his last five games, including two memorable goals as a substitute to salvage a draw against Burnley


After a poor campaign last year, in which he only scored once in 25 Premier League appearances, Lingard has responded strongly, with four assists to go along with his seven goals. He's begun to see more consistent time as well, playing at least seventy minutes in eight out of his last nine Premier League matches. 

4. Jamie Vardy: 9 Goals

The Foxes frontman has been scoring slightly more than last season, though he remains nowhere near his form from their historic title-winning campaign two years ago. 


The 30-year-old may be showing some signs of slowing down, although his goals are still vital to Leicester's success. 


They sit eighth in the Premier League, with Vardy accounting for over a quarter of their goals scored in the top flight. 

3. Wayne Rooney: 10 Goals

After returning to boyhood club Everton, Rooney has seen some new life, scoring 10 goals in eighteen appearances for the Toffees. He's also been a bit of a penalty merchant, converting three times from the spot already this season. 


He's still brought his fair share of traditional Wayne Rooney thunderbolts, sending a first-time hammer from his own half into the back of the net against West Ham, chipping Joe Hart along the way. 

2. Raheem Sterling: 14 Goals

A player who has been a huge benefactor of Pep Guardiola's attacking system, Sterling has put in fourteen goals already this season, more than he's ever scored in a Premier League campaign. 


The £49m man has finally seemed worth his transfer tag, leading the Blues in goals scored by a slight margin over Argentine frontman Sergio Agüero. 


Sterling has helped City to their fifteen point lead at the top of the Premier League table, winning and scoring seemingly at will. 

1. Harry Kane: 18 Goals

The Spurs striker leads the way for all Premier League scorers with 18 goals, a familiar spot for the back-to-back Golden Boot winner. Kane had a historic 2017, tallying the most goals in Europe along with breaking Alan Shearer's record for most Premier League strikes in a calendar year. 


His 18 strikes are astonishingly diversified, scoring three with his head, seven with his right, and eight with his left, with only one goal coming from the spot. 

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