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EPL: Top five attackers so far this season

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Despite the 2015/16 Premier League only reaching its halfway stage, we have already seen a lot of brilliant goals, assists, tackles and saves from some exceptionally talented players. So we take a look the top five attackers in the EPL so far.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

While all of us were busy expecting some £50m summer signing to take the EPL by storm in 2015/16, an unknown Leicester City striker managed to surprise everyone (including himself probably) by playing at the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi this season.

Vardy has gone on to prove that anything is possible if you have the right amount of passion and dedication.

The 28-year-old striker, who has spent most of his career playing non-league football, signed for the Foxes (from Fleetwood Town) in the summer of 2012 for a mere £1m.

The striker was not very impressive during his first three seasons at the club, with him scoring 4,16 and 5 goals in 2012/13, 2013/14 (Championship) and 2014/15 (Premier League) respectively.

However, Vardy, who proved to be a late bloomer, has been in lethal form this season, netting 15 goals from 17 Premier League appearances, to help his side top the EPL table at Christmas. The striker also managed to break a decade long Premier League record (set by Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2002/03) by scoring in 11 consecutive games.

However, Vardy will only be able to count himself among the Premier League greats, if he manages to continue his impressive form until the end of the season.

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

Whenever Vary has failed to perform this season, Mahrez has stepped up to steer Leicester City’s campaign right back on course.

The 24-year-old Algerian, who signed from Ligue 2 side Le Havre AC for a reported £800,000 in January 2014, has also been another sensation in the EPL this season, following a somewhat mediocre start to his Leicester City career.

While he was only able to net four goals from 30 appearances in the EPL in 2014/15, the Mahrez has already managed 13 goals from 16 appearances this season, despite him not being a striker.

However, the winger also still needs to further prove himself by playing well until the end of the season.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

Chelsea probably made their biggest mistake by selling Lukaku to Everton last season as the Belgian has been showing all the potential to become a real star in the future.

Despite constantly getting goals, while on loan, during his time at Chelsea, he was never given a chance in the first team. As a result, he finally got frustrated and ended up moving to Everton for a transfer fee of £28 million, in the summer of 2014.

And this season, Lukaku has made Chelsea rue their decision to let him go, with him already netting 13 goals from 17 EPL appearances. Despite his impressive form, the Belgian has never managed to hit the 20-goal mark in the EPL. So Lukaku will probably be looking to reach that landmark this season.

Odion Ighalo (Watford)

Watford, who have returned to the Premier League after nine years of absence, have managed to do pretty well this season, with the Hornets currently sitting in seventh place in the EPL table.

And Ighalo has played a vital role in the Hornets’ success in the EPL this season. The 26-year-old Nigerian, who joined Watford on a free transfer in the summer of 2014, was very impressive in his first season at the club, scoring 20 goals from 35 Championship games to help him side gain automatic promotion (by finishing second) to the Premier League.

Ighalo has managed to continue his impressive goalscoring form in the English top flight this season, with the striker already netting 12 times from 17 appearances to help his side sit comfortably in the top half of the EPL table.

If the striker manages to continue his impressive goalscoring form till the end of the season, then he is likely to be signed by a big club next summer. So Ighalo will be focusing on finishing his season strongly so that he can get an opportunity to play at the highest level.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

After being very impressive in the 2014/15 campaign, where he ended up scoring 21 goals from 34 appearances, Kane did not have the best of starts this season, as he failed to find nets in the Spurs’ opening six EPL fixtures.

However, the 22-year-old striker has been impressive since, scoring nine goals (including a hat-trick against Bournemouth) from 11 appearances in the Premier League.

Many people thought that Kane was a one season wonder, especially after he failed to do well in the opening stages of this season. So the striker will be eager to prove himself and prove everyone wrong

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