British football fans rave about the quality of the English Premier League, and rightly so. But when it comes to the best football club in Europe, that award doesn’t go to an English team. It goes to a German one, and that team is, of course, Bayern Munich.
In the EPL, Chelsea is currently rampant. In their last five games, they have scored 16 goals, 7 of which came last weekend against a hapless Norwich. They now sit top the Premier league table on 22 points, one point ahead of 2nd placed Liverpool.
For their part, Liverpool is also in fine form. They are the only team in the EPL to still have an unbeaten record this season. Having played nine games to date, they have won six and drawn three. Although Chelsea has been in fine goalscoring form, notching up 23 goals so far, Liverpool has scored even more with a total of 27.
It certainly does seem that the tally of goals per match, as indicated by Sportingbet, is at an all-time high.
For Liverpool, 29-year-old Egyptian striker Salah is in the form of his life, and many pundits reckon that he is currently the best striker in the world. He scored a hat-trick in last weekend’s game when Liverpool beat Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford, and he has scored a couple of incredible solo goals, one against Manchester City and his recent world-class effort against Watford.
Salah is the leading goal scorer in the EPL at present, with ten goals, three ahead of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. Last year’s top scorer, Harry Kane, has only scored a measly one goal so far.
At the time of writing, it is all very close at the top of the EPL with Chelsea on top with 22 points, Liverpool second with 21 points, and Machester City third on 20 points. In their 5-year club world rankings, UEFA has put Manchester City in second place, Liverpool third, and Chelsea 4th.
But the top spot, according to UEFA, goes to Bavarian club side Bayern Munich. They too have their own super marksman – one Robert Lewandowski, the 33-year-old Polish-born striker who last year broke Gerd Müller’s record for the most goals scored in the Bundesliga in one season when he notched home his 41st goal against Ausburg. Bayern does deserve the ranking. In the last ten Champions League tournaments, they have reached the quarter-finals at a minimum, winning the competition outright in 2020. In addition, they won the Bundesliga for nine consecutive seasons, during which, time on five occasions, they also lifted the national DFB Pokal Cup