Could Manchester City’s Erling Haaland break Mohamed Salah’s 2018 Premier League Golden Boot record of 32 goals in 38 games? Is Haaland overperforming his goal scoring projections, how does he accomplish it? Is City’s style a good fit for Haaland?
If Erling Haaland keeps up his current pace and plays every minute of the Premier League season, he would finish with 70 goals. How is the Norwegian attaining such remarkable statistics?
Haaland has scored 10 goals in only six Premier League games, despite missing 55 minutes of action due to early substitutions. He scored hat tricks in victories against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest at the Etihad.
With those stats, he has an astounding goals-per-game ratio of 1.86, making him more effective than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues this season who has played more than 108 minutes each game.