English Premier League’s Top Strikers (Part I)

English Premier League

English Premier League

Here’s a look at the best strikers in the Barclay’s English Premier League (EPL) right now (no particular order):

  • Didier Drogba: The Ivorian has continued to dominate the Premier League scene since his arrival at Chelsea from Marseille in 2004. His form, as seen in the previous few seasons, has been formidable as he proves his excellence before the goal time after time. Considered one of the best centre forwards in the world, Didier Drogba continues to shatter the dreams of many-a-teams with his towering presence. In his 261 matches for Chelsea, he has scored 131 goals.  He was the winner of the Golden Boot in the Premier League in the 2009-2010 season ahead of Wayne Rooney and Darren Bent.
  • Wayne Rooney: Still only 24, the formidable Wayne Rooney is called the best English striker of our times and rightly so. He has been scoring consistently not only for his club Manchester United which he joined from Everton, but also for his country. After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo last season, he shouldered the responsibility of scoring goals all by him and narrowly missed the Golden Boot. He has age on his side and we can surely expect the best out of him in the upcoming seasons.
  • Fernando Torres: Injuries in the past have kept Fernando Torres out of action at times, but whenever he has played, he has scored. A dominant presence in front of the goal, an exquisite first touch and clinical finishing prowess have made him a favourite of the Liverpool fans since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2007. He has formed a formidable partnership with captain Steven Gerrard and the duo have never failed to terrorize the defences of various other teams. He scored three hat-tricks in his first season at Liverpool and since then has in his kitty 57 goals in 86 Premier League matches.
  • Carlos Tevez: The hard-working Argentinean has become the face of Manchester City since his transfer from Manchester United. The captain has already scored 7 goals this season, making him the joint current leader in the Premier League along with Florent Malouda and Kevin Nolan. He has propelled City into the big league. He first came into limelight during his West Ham days, when he single-handedly saved the club from being relegated when by scoring against Manchester United in the last match of the season. Since then, there has been no stopping the beast!
  • Emmanuel Adebayor: Former Arsenal man and now the striking partner of Carlos Tevez at Manchester City, Emmanuel Adebayor has proved beyond doubt his credibility as a striker in the world’s toughest league. He has scored 60 goals in 135 league starts for Arsenal and City. He has pace and an ability to score scintillating goals.

Honourable Mentions:

  • Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea)
  • Robin Van Persie (Arsenal)
  • Darren Bent (Sunderland)
  • Jermain Defoe (Tottenham)
  • Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United)

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