Even with all the evolution that the role of the number nine has seen in recent years, the main job of a striker will always be to get the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis. It is why they take top scorer lists so seriously.
The year of 2017 might be a little over a month old, but that doesn’t mean any forward wouldn’t like being atop the early goal-scoring charts of the year. Amazingly, the person who has scored the most number of goals this year in Europe is Leeds striker Chris Wood.
The New Zealand international has been a key figure in the potential resurgence of the club back to the top flight of English football. He is currently ahead of a number of talismanic forwards including Gonzalo Higuain, Edinson Cavani and Harry Kane just to name a few.