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Premier League Top Goalscorer: Kane favourite after scoring four at Leicester

Alexis Sanchez is trying to chase down Harry Kane for Golden Boot honours
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The Tottenham striker is favourite to the win the Golden Boot for the second successive season after blasting four goals past Leicester. Max Liu weighs up the odds and the goalscoring charts ahead of Sunday's final round of Premier League fixtures...


"His heroics against Leicester mean he's leapfrogged Romelu Lukaku [18.5] in the top scorer betting."

With the title wrapped up, the bottom three relegated and the top four all but confirmed, the main question left to answer on the final day of the Premier League season is: Who will finish as top goalscorer for 2017?

Harry Kane's four goals in Tottenham's 6-1 win over Leicester on Thursday night mean he's in the lead on 26 goals and is [1.07] to take the golden boot for the second successive season. The Spurs striker was in sensational form at the King Power Stadium as he tore apart last season's champions and scored four for the first time in his career.

Kane endured a fairly slow start to the season, and traded at around [65.0] in the autumn, but his stunning form since November has meant he's been prolific in spite of suffering injuries. His heroics against Leicester saw him leapfrog Romelu Lukaku [18.5] in the top scorer betting. The Everton striker, who has 24 goals and lead for several weeks, has been backed at [1.6] but his odds drifted following Thursday night's match.

Alexis Sanchez [46.0], who scored twice in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday to raise his tally to 23, is in third place.

Lukaku and Sanchez face each other on Sunday when Arsenal host Everton. Kane, meanwhile, will be in action for Spurs away to relegated Hull. Of the three strikers then, it's Kane who appears to have the best chance of getting on the scoresheet, as he takes on a demoralised defence that have already conceded 73 goals in the league this season - the worst in the top flight.

Of the four teams, Arsenal have the most to play for as they can still finish in the top four. They're only a point behind Liverpool, who play relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield, and Arsene Wenger's side will give everything they've got to try to stop this from being the first season that they've failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Sanchez will be key to their chances and, amid rumours that he could be a transfer target for Chelsea and both Manchester clubs this summer, the Chilean might be playing his final match for Arsenal at the Emirates (he still has the FA Cup final at Wembley the following Saturday).

Likewise Lukaku, who has failed to sign a new contract, could be playing his last match for Everton on Sunday. Will he want to go out with a bang, impress potential suitors and eclipse Kane in the process?

Kane certainly isn't planning to slow down on Sunday and has his eyes firmly on the prize. "Now I'm in the driving seat," he said, after scoring four at Leicester. "I'm not resting on my laurels, and I'll go to Hull (on Sunday) looking to get four more hopefully." If he does that then there's no doubt at all that he'll finish the season as the Premier League's top goalscorer.


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