Eight games into the Premier League, we’ve got a good idea of who might be where this season – though that would suggest the title race is looking very open.

Several sides have impressed this year and the summit is very congested, with reigning champions Liverpool perhaps set for a tougher campaign than last year.

Even so, they are in a good position and Mo Salah has started this season well – as his Whoscored stats suggest.

With eight goals in eight games – including a penalty against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon – the Egyptian has started his bid to win the Golden Boot this season in fine fettle.

He’s second-highest in the league for shots per game, averaging 4.3 – only behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane but, whilst Kane has eight assists this season too, Salah hasn’t set-up a single goal yet for a team-mate – at least not in the league.

The winger is ruthless when it comes to goal-scoring, but this is not to say he is selfish on the ball – though he does obviously have a streak where he wants to score.

Indeed, he’s actually 5th highest in the league for most key passes per game – 2.6 – behind typically more creative, deeper lying players in Kevin De Bruyne, Ross Barkley, Bruno Fernandes and Jack Grealish.

He’s started this season well, that cannot be denied, and he’ll be eager to help the Reds defend their crown over the remaining 30 games.


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