Erling Haaland’s record pace in the Premier League

Kevin De Bruyne almost drew the horizon last week when he was asked to compare Manchester City team-mate Erling Haaland, 22, with the other top goalscorers he has dated. ” I don’t like to comparereplied the Belgian, but what we find is this desire to score, all the time. He is already around 200 goals so that means he can probably go to 600, 700 or 800 if he stays fit and does the right thing. ยป

In terms of past times, the English are not going that far: they are simply wondering, faced with the Norwegian’s 21 goals in 15 games this season, what kind of record he will break on the evening of the 38th day in the Premier League. League. . There is a mythical and probably unattainable record in England, the 60 goals of Dixie Dean (Everton) in 1927-1928.

But the records that stood since 1945 are completely within the reach of Haaland, and especially Jimmy Greaves (Chelsea) 41 goals in 1960-1961. It was a 22-team championship and in a 20-team competition, no one has ever done better than Mohamed Salah (32) with Liverpool in 2017-2018. If the striker keeps up this pace, he can break through the 40 goal mark. In a favorable collective context, there is no reason for him to stop, but the examination of his previous seasons can introduce a disadvantage: he has often been injured (hip, knee or muscle failure) and with Dortmund he did not better than 28 championship games in a season. Even a Cyborg needs to be kept in cotton wool sometimes.


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