Sports Journalist at FST, Gareth qualified as a journalist after graduating from university and spent over a decade as a freelance broadcast journalist, commentator and tipster before joining FST. Now living in Manchester, he is a long suffering Bolton Wanderers fan who also enjoys boxing, the NBA, tennis and rugby league.
The new Premier League season gets underway this weekend with newly-promoted Brentford up against Arsenal in the curtain raiser on Friday night.
We’ve put together a five-fold top team goalscorer accumulator ahead of the big kick off, and make sure to check out the rest of our outright previews over in our season outrights section too.
FST’s Premier League top team scorer accumulator
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 8/13
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his worst season in a decade last year but still managed ten Premier League goals – only three behind top scorer Alexandre Lacazette. He’s unlikely to have another campaign as dismal as that and we’re expecting a much improved showing from the former Borussia Dortmund man this term.
Danny Ings at 5/4
Aston Villa’s capture of Danny Ings seemed to come out of nowhere but he may well prove to be one of the signings of the summer, if he can remain fit.
Ings managed 34 Premier League goals in 67 games for former club Southampton over the last two seasons and the 29-year-old has already opened his Villa account with one goal in one pre-season outing.
The striker has had a few injury issues in the past and that is a concern, but if he can remain fit looks the standout candidate to finish as Villa’s leading marksman.
Chris Wood at 8/15
Burnley are likely to rely heavily on Chris Wood once again in the season ahead. The New Zealand international has been the Clarets’ top scorer in three of their last four seasons and the only time he didn’t win that accolade was when he shared the spoils with Ashley Barnes. He was also the only Burnley player to register more than five goals last season.
Patrick Bamford at 4/7
Patrick Bamford was the focal point of Leeds United’s attack last season and his 17-goal haul was nine more than any other Lilywhites player. It might look like a short price but with him starting almost every game it looks incredibly unlikely that anyone can surpass Bamford’s output.
Michail Antonio at 7/4
Michail Antonio looks a good shout for West Ham’s top team scorer award but, as with Ings, his fitness remains a concern. He finished as joint-top scorer alongside Tomas Soucek last season despite starting 14 fewer games than the midfielder and he’s without a doubt the Hammers’ main goal threat when he’s playing.
Alonso averaged 1.7 shots per-game in the Premier League last season and just under half of those were on target (0.8), while his Champions League stats were 1.0 shots-per-game and exactly half of those were on target.
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