Premier League: English forwards set pace in Golden Boot race | Football News

Jamie Vardy, Danny Ings, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling all scored more than 10 league goals before New Year’s Day

By Oliver Yew and Adam Smith

Last Updated: 09/01/20 12:01am

Jamie Vardy tops the Premier League goalscoring charts with 17

There is an English element to the race to win this season’s Premier League Golden Boot with six England internationals in the hunt to finish as top scorer.

Jamie Vardy currently leads the way with 17 goals, four clear of his nearest rivals: Southampton striker Danny Ings and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham are also in the mix with 12 goals, while Liverpool’s Sadio Mane joins Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Tottenham’s Harry Kane on 11.

Seven players scored more than 10 league goals before New Year’s Day and all but one of them have been capped by England.

Kane was the last Englishman to win the award at the end of the 2016/17 season, following up his 2015/16 win, but will there be a new Englishman on the award come May?

Who are the bookies backing?

Marcus Rashford will be looking to close the gap to Vardy

Vardy’s four-goal advantage sees him installed as an overwhelming favourite to win the award for the first time.

The Leicester striker, who is 10/11 with Sky Bet, is…