We look at each English Premier League Team’s common first goal scorer of the season. The list has some familiar names but there are some surprises and new names who have taken the league by storm.
Each Premier League team’s most common first goalscorer this season
The English Premier League is the most popular and adored football league in the world. The intensity of play, competitiveness, and a pool of rising talents gives the EPL a taste of its kind. It often takes individual brilliance to be a top scorer for an EPL club given the level of competition. Let’s see the most common first goal scorers for each EPL club this season.
Leicester City- Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy has been excellent for Leicester city and has undoubtedly written his name in the hearts of Leicester fans.
He was instrumental alongside Riyad Mahrez and N’golo Kante back in 2016 when they took UK Football by surprise in winning the EPL title. Still a prolific striker, Jamie Vardy has 19 goals to his name this season and is the joint top goal scorer in the EPL. In six of the last seventeen games where Leicester have opened the scoring, Jamie Vardy has been the man behind them.
Liverpool has a terrific forward and Sadio Mane is among the core of the team. Liverpool has only tasted a single defeat this season in the hands of Watford. They have opened the scoresheet in 23 of their 30 games with eleven different players. However, Sadio Mane is the man breaking the deadlock on five of those occasions.
Arsenal FC- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Although Arsenal has had a disastrous season that even saw managerial shakeup, Aubameyang’s story has been contrary. With 17 goals this season, he is giving Jamie Vardy no free run to the golden boot. This season, Arsenal has only opened the scoring on 12 occasions with a lion share going to Aubameyang who scored in five of them.
Manchester City- Gabriel Jesus
Out of the 30 games they have played so far, Manchester City has taken the lead 20 times. Different players have been on the scoresheet but Gabriel Jesus has opened the account in 6 of those 20 occasions.
Manchester United- Marcus Rashford
Rashford has been a key player for Manchester United this season. Although his progress was hampered by a back injury in January, his performance for the first half of the season was excellent and will be a crucial element in the chase for the UEFA Champions League spot. Manchester United have struck first in 19 of their last 30 games with Rashford hitting on 6 of those occasions.
Chelsea’s young and athletic squad has opened the scoring in 20 of their last 30 matches. Although 11 different players have tasted the scoring, Tammy Abraham has scored first in 6 of those 20 times.
Everton- Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin
The start of the season was a nightmare for Everton. However, the managerial changed their trajectory and have recently treated the EPL with magic against big teams. In 14 of their last 30 matches, Everton has opened the scoreboard. Out of these 14 occasions, the front duo of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have each scored 4 times.
Tottenham Hotspur- Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Son Heung-Min
The last season’s Champions League finalists have plummeted compared to their incredible last season’s form.
They have taken a lead in 15 of their last 30 games with Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Son Heung-Min all opening the score on 3 occasions.
Wolves- Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez
Wolves are known to stage comebacks, especially with bigger teams. This shows why they have only scored first in 8 of their last 30 matches. Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez have both scored twice on those occasions while the others are distributed across other players.
West Ham- Sebastian Haller
Surprisingly West Ham has taken a lead in 15 out of their 30 games this season. With nine different names on the sheet in those occasions, Sebastian Haller has 3 to his name.
Newcastle has scored first in 12 games of their last 30 matches. Allan Saint-Maximin has been the one breaking the deadlock in 3 of those 12 occasions.
Crystal Palace- Jordan Ayew
Crystal Palace has had an excellent season and has hit first in 12 of their last 30 matches. Jordan Ayew is the most common first goalscorer with 4 of the 12 times Crystal Palace has led.
With each match, Norwich looks set to getting relegated. Of all the 11 times they have struck first this season, Teemu Pukki leads with 4.
For all the 14 times Southampton has scored first this season, Danny Ings has broken the deadlock in 6 of those matches.
Watford is at risk of relegation this season yet they have scored first in 13 of their last 30 games. Gerard Deulofeu , Abdoulaye Doucoure, and Ismaila Sarr have each hit 3 times from those 13 occasions.
Sheffield United-Lundstram, Mousset, Fleck, McBurnie
Sheffield United have scored first in 13 of their last 30 games. John Lundstram, Lys Mousset, John Fleck, and Oli McBurnie have each struck twice on those occasions. Also, they have had two own goals breaking the deadlock as well.
Burnley will likely sail through to another season in the EPL. They have scored first in 13 of their last 30 matches with Chris Wood being the man behind the 6 of those 13 occasions.
Brighton recently did a comeback against Arsenal to secure three vital points.
In their last 30 matches, Brighton has scored first 11 times. Neal Maupay and Adam Webster have each hit the deadlock 3 times.
Bournemouth is currently facing the threat of relegation and it is interesting to see how they can fight off the likes of Watford, West Ham, and Brighton for the remainder of the season. Out of the 12 times they have scored first, Callum Wilson has opened the goal account 3 times.
Aston Villa is currently in the relegation zone and is battling with Watford, West Ham, and Bournemouth, to avoid sinking to the Championship. Aston Villa has led in 12 of their last 30 encounters this season with Wesley breaking the deadlock 3 times on those occasions.
As the race for the top-four finish and the relegation battle continues, the most common goal scorers will likely shift around. Be ready for new names but some of the top names will definitely be on the list!