LONDON, Sporting Alert – Top goalscorers in the English Premier League on Monday, December 12, 2016.
Chelsea forward Diego Costa continues to set the pace this season after his game-winner against West Bromwich Albion in the 1-0 victory on Sunday pushed him to 12 goals in the EPL this term.
So far this season, the Spanish international has taken 33 shots, with 22 of those being on target for 67-percent.
Costa, who has scored a goal every 110 minutes, also has contributed five assists.
Alexis Sánchez of Arsenal comes next with 11 goals from 20 shots on target, with a goal coming every 114 minutes.
The Chile forward also has chipped in five assists this season.
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is the other player in double-digit scoring this term with 10 goals.
The Argentine international is currently suspended but expect him to get back to scoring when he does return from his ban.
Romelu Lukaku of Everton, who had a brace at the weekend, comes next with nine goals and the Belgian attacker is followed by Eden Hazard of Chelsea, Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke, Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Manchester United and Jermain Defoe of Sunderland on eight goals apiece.
They are followed by Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) and Michail Antonio (West Ham United) with seven goals each.
Making a move this week is England forward Jamie Vardy, who scored a hat-trick for Leicester City in the stunning 4-2 victory over Manchester City on Saturday in an English Premier League fixture.
Vardy has five goals so far, the same as Fernando Llorente, who netted a brace for Swansea City in a 3-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.
Top English Premier League Goalscorers
December 12, 2016
12 Diego Costa (Chelsea)
11 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
10 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
9 Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
8 Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)
7 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Michail Antonio (West Ham United)
6 Charlie Austin (Southampton), Leroy Fer (Swansea City)
5 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), Robert Snodgrass (Hull City), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur), Etienne Capoue (Watford), Fernando Llorente (Swansea City), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City).