World Cup Top ten strikers! Holy smokes!! I know you are thinking of Messi and Cristiano. Probably Neymar and somehow give Luis Suarez a chance here. But, I assure you that they don’t stand a chance to bag in a lot of goals. While you are Still thinking and contemplating! What about you read the criteria used to rank the top ten strikers in the world cup Russia 2018
Factors Considered when Ranking the Top Ten Strikers in the World Cup Russia 2018
1. The Player Performance for both Club and Country
2. The Possible number of matches that they will feature in
3. Do the Players take Penalty Kicks and Dead Balls
4. The total number of goals scored for their country and clubs
5. The Player number of red and yellow cards received in big competitions
6. The number of World class players in their team.
World Class players who will not feature in the Top Ten Strikers in the World Cup
1. Luis Suarez
I hate to say this but these criteria seed out a lot of big names strikers. Talk of Luis Suarez. His behavioral pattern at Ajax and Liverpool is something that can cost Uruguay. He may be the leading goalscorer for Uruguay but we definitely cant bet on him to play in all matches. I will go for Edison Cavani Instead of Suarez as my Favorite pick
2. Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero. How will he even score goals with Argentina game revolving around Messi? When it comes to penalty kicks its Messi. Dead balls, still Messi becomes the favorite pick. There is no way that Sergio Aguero can Feature in the top ten strikers in the world cup
3. Alvaro Morata
Morata will feature in the Final 23 Spain world Cup Squad. After all, Spain have only Morata and Diego Costa. First of all, Morata takes penalty spots like a 9-year-old want to be a footballer. On top of that, he doesn’t score a lot of goals using his feet. You don’t get a lot of crosses to head for goals in the World Cup. You can escape with that in the group stages but not in the quarters and semifinals.
Top Ten Strikers in The World Cup
1. Harry Kane
The England striker is a favorite pick to win the golden boot. Kane has scored more goals in the English Premier League for two consecutive season. He also tops for the most goals scored in one calendar year in Europe and in the EPL. Not to mention that his performance for England has not been too bad. He has scored 13 goals in 27 appearances. By the fact that he will be the England Captain, we expect more goals form him. On top of that Kane has the Capability to score against any team. Whether big or small
2. Radameo Falcao
With a 100%fit Falcao, Columbia should worry a lot of teams. This may be due to the fact that his finishing power is excellent. Combining that with a partnership from James Rodriguez, Scoring just five goals won’t be a hard task. For Monaco, Falcao has scored 100 goals. For Colombia, he has bagged in 25 goals in 50 appearances. Let’s not forget that Falcao boasts of a lot of Tons of Experience in Football. He has Played for Chelsea, Manchester United, Athletico Madrid, and Monaco.He is definitely a tough guy to watch.
3. Romelu Lukaku
To begin with, Lukaku First season at Manchester United has been quite a big joke. As they always say, he is not big game scorer as the likes of Jesse Lindergard. Lukaku can silence his doubters with a stealer performance at the world cup. While playing for Everton, he managed to score a lot of goals. He has replicated the same at Manchester United but not enough to silence Manchester City. I just can’t imagine that Lukaku is the leading goalscorer for Belgium. Having scored 31 international goals at the age of 24 may speak a lot about Lukaku.
4. Gabriel Jesus
He is definitely the next Ronaldo for Brazil. Besides the fact that he will not be able to take the dead balls this guy will still score. For Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus has scored 12 goals not to mention that he is the second choice striker.
5. Robert Lewandoski
No one can dispute the fact that Lewandoski will fail to score at least three goals at the world cup. If he was to be German, i could have placed my bet on Lewandoski to win the Golden Boot award. But the problem is that Poland might face an early exit. The Bayern Munich striker has bagged in 82 goals . His performance for Poland is excellent. He was the driving force behind Poland world cup qualifying campaign. Dont forget that he is the leading goalscorer for Poland with 5o goals. He has also won the Golden boot with two consecutive clubs -Bayern Munich and Borrusi Dortmund.
6. Oliver Giroud
I can just smell a rat that Giroud will be the man for the big occasion. With France being title contesters, Giroud can follow in the footsteps of Zinedine Zidane. He has a great squad to supply him with good crosses and through passes. For France Giroud, has scored 27 goals in 62 appearances. I just hopes France goes for the Puscat award winner than Kylian Mbape. Giroud is definitely smart and Experienced when it comes to scoring goals.
7. Edison Cavani
He is definitely a big man for any big game in the World Cup. Edison Cavani has scored for Uruguay. No to mention that he has scored a lot of goals for PSG. Being the third leading goalscorer, he may definitely score to equal or break Diego Forlan record.
8. Javier Hernadez
Javier Hernandez has definitely that eye for goals. Of course, he isn’t a big guy. But when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net he rarely disappoints. The little pea is definitely strong on the ball and his aerial capabilities are excellent for someone of his height. Being the leading goalscorer for Mexico, Hernadez will definitely be the striker to watch in Russia.
9. Timo Werner
He will be making a comeback to Russia after guiding Germany to win the Confederation Cup. The young ace may make history in the world cup by winning two consecutive golden boot award in the competitions. Of course, if he scores a lot of goals in the world cup. He will replace Thomas Muller and by placing your bet on Timo Werner for the golden boot may not disappoint
10. Andre Silva
The young striker may provide Portugal with what they exactly need. Portugal has been lacking a solid number 9. He definitely has a good finishing power and dribbling skills. We may see him relieve a lot of pressure from Christiano.