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Top 5 contenders for the 2020-21 Premier League Golden Boot

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We’ve seen some of Europe’s finest goalscorers in action in the Premier League this season, and the Golden Boot race is heating up in its last leg. With a total of 897 goals in the 2020-21 season, this has been one of the highest-scoring campaigns of the Premier League era.On that note, let’s take a look at five contenders for the coveted Premier League Golden Boot this season:

#5 Dominic Calvert-Lewin | 15 goals

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has continued his fine goalscoring form from the previous campaign, scoring 20 goals in 34 appearances so far this season.The Toffees are in contention for a Europa League spot this season, and the Englishman deserves praise for his part in it.Calvert-Lewin’s 15 goals in the 2020-21 Premier League season makes him Everton’s top-scorer by a country-mile, with Richarlison a distant second with 6 goals. The 24-year-old has been involved in 24 goals (20 goals, 4 assists) this season, with an impressive xG (expected goals) of 15.79. He also averages 20 passes per match, with a pass completion rate of 69%..

Even though Everton have ebbed and flowed through the course of this Premier League season – featuring in the top 4 for a brief period – the young Englishman has been their most consistent performer.

#4 Son Heung-Min | 16 goals

Son Heung-Min has been one of the few positives in a dismal season for Tottenham Hotspur. The spectacular partnership between Son and Harry Kane is the only reason why Spurs stand an outside chance of making it into the top 4 by the end of the season.

Son is arguably having the best season of his career – with a direct involvement in 38 goals (21 goals, 17 assists) from 47 appearances this season.Son and Kane have established themselves as Premier League’s most lethal partnership in a single campaign, combining to score 14 goals so far this season. They beat Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton’s record of 13 goals in the 1994-95 season. They also have an all-time tally of 34 goal combinations, only second to Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard’s 36 goals.

Son has been as crucial as Harry Kane in giving Tottenham Hotspur a fighting chance at a top-4 finish. The six-time Asian Footballer of the Year has an incredible xG of 9.88 – coupled with an xA (expected assists) of 8.98 in the 2020-21 PL season.

#3 Bruno Fernandes | 16 goals

Bruno Fernandes has been sensational in his relatively short spell at Manchester United.Following his arrival in the 2019 winter transfer window, the Portuguese midfielder made an immediate impact, propelling the Red Devils to a top-4 finish in the previous campaign. He was involved in 20 goals (12 goals, 8 assists) from just 22 appearances in his six-month cameo last season.While some expected a dip in form, the 26-year-old only got better in the 2020-21 Premier League season. He leads his Manchester United teammates in goals and assists, with 16 goals and 11 assists from 33 PL appearances.

In 53 appearances across all competitions this season, Fernandes has been involved in 43 goals (26 goals, 17 assists). In the process, he has established himself as a leader in Manchester United’s squad, acting as the much-needed catalyst for their resurgence.

#2 Mohamed Salah | 20 goals

Mohamed Salah has been one of the most consistent goalscorers in the Premier League over the past few years, winning the Golden Boot consecutively in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.The Egyptian ace is a strong contender this season as well, with 20 goals to his name from 32 PL appearances. He is currently second in the Premier League Golden Boot standings – trailing Harry Kane by just one goal.

Liverpool are having a horrid time in their defense of the Premier League title, but Salah has consistently found his name on the scoresheet, scoring a goal every 132 minutes. He has one of the highest xG in European football of 17.84, with a shot accuracy of 42% and a conversion ratio of 19%.Salah has scored in 3 of his last 4 Premier League appearances and is a solid contender for his third Golden Boot in four years.

#1 Harry Kane | 21 goals

Harry Kane has established himself as one of world football’s most lethal strikers with another stellar season for Tottenham Hotspur.The Englishman has already built a reputation as a goal-machine, but he’s added a new dimension to his game with a range of passing at his disposal.Kane scored 24 goals in the 2019-20 season but notched up just 2 assists. This season, however, the 27-year old has recorded 16 assists, along with 31 goals across all competitions.Kane leads the Premier League charts in terms of both assists and goals, making him a strong contender for the PFA Player of the Year award as well.

The two-time Golden Boot winner has been involved in 56% of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League goals this season, having played 89% of Spurs’ minutes in the PL.After another trophy-less season with the Lilywhites, Kane might just be on the move to one of Europe’s top dogs in the upcoming transfer window.

 

 

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VIDEO: Bullets rent air as hoodlums attempt to overrun police station in Orlu

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Despite the build-up of security in states in the South East, hoodlums whom the federal government claim to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its security outfit – the Eastern Security Network (ESN) – seem to be more endearing.

 

In this video monitored by, the hoodlums stormed a police station in Orlu, one of the biggest towns in South east Nigeria, engaging the officers on duty in a gun duel.

 

The gunmen, however, were subjected to the super gunpower of the security operatives after reinforcement was sent in from the.

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Breaking: What God told me about Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu – Primate Ayodele

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The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed what God told him about the Yoruba Fighter Freedom, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The cleric said that God revealed to him that Nigeria will break up, but not through Nnamdi Kanu or Sunday Igboho.

The cleric said some powerful forces like the spirit of Nigeria’s nationalist; Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa would lead to Nigeria’s peaceful break-up, Daily Post reports.

He warned that if Nigerians fail to appease Tafa-Balewa’s spirit and these other powerful forces, the country will break up peacefully.

Primate Ayodele, however, urged the government not to ignore the cries of IPOB and those agitating for the Oduduwa Republic because that would also lead to the country’s disintegration.

According to Ayodele: “The spirit of Igbo is no more in Nigeria, and since their spirit is no more in Nigeria, the country will break peacefully.

“Some people like Tafa Balewa were killed, the spirit of Tafawa Balewa is fighting, why will we not appease his spirit? Instead, we say Nigeria should be in unity; we can’t be in peace or unity again.

“Nigeria will just be facing one problem to another. There will always be problems and that is the fact.

“We need to realize that Nigeria needs many prayers to survive this situation and for sustainability. The moment we ignore God, then the country will collapse.

“It’s not this IPOB, Oduduwa, that will break Nigeria. There is a powerful force that will break the country if we don’t appease it.

“If we don’t do what is necessary, Nigeria will break. Many people don’t want it, but when you go to the divine realm, do you know what is going on there? Many people have died as a result of injustice in Nigeria, so what is going to happen is that Nigeria will break peacefully without fighting or making noise.

“IPOB are making points, the people of Oduduwa Republic are also making points, and if the government neglects these, it will happen suddenly.”

“Nnamdi Kanu is not the person who will actualize this, not that he will die, but the thing will happen in a surprising way.

“Everybody will keep quiet, but some forces will stand to be fighting it, saying no. Two things are involved: either Nigeria is restructured, which we know will not favour many people or break up. It’s either we go back to true federalism, or we break up; any of these issues is going to be better for the country, so said by God not by man.

“Another thing is that only God can stop Nigeria from breaking up; the pathfinders of this country are tired of our co-existence.

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📺VIDEO: How Pastor Adeboye’s Son Truly Died – Medical Officer

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A nurse based in the United Kingdom has alleged that undetected medical conditions must have led to the death of the son of Pastor E.A Adeboye of the RCCG family.

 

Recall that Pastor Dare Adeboye recently passed away in his sleep in Akwa Ibom where he was based with his family. He was 42 and had three kids.

 

The UK nurse and vlogger named Summer Aku alleged that his demise might have been caused by a disease of the heart. According to her, regular exercises and medical check-ups are needed for adults whose activities have remained limited due to age.

 

There are indications that Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) might have resulted in the demise of Pastor Dare. Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) is a sudden unexpected death of adolescents and adults, mainly during sleep. One relatively common type is known as Brugada syndrome.

 

Meanwhile, these are just mere speculations are the family hasn’t provided many details about the death of their son. It is not clear that an autopsy will be conducted and made public.

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