Dec 23, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT
Matchweek 17 saw another plethora of goals and who else is at the forefront of all the action but Luis Suarez?
This past weekend he nailed a first-half brace against Cardiff City, first by striking a filthy first-time volley into the bottom corner (#3 on our list) and later by curling a sumptuous shot around two defenders and the goalkeeper from 22 yards out (#1 on our list).
At this point, we’re running out of superlatives to describe what the Uruguayan is accomplishing this season.
In 12 matches played he’s notched 19 goals, a rate of 1.583 goals per game. If that doesn’t make your jaw drop then this will: Suarez’ current pace, if calculated over the remaining 21 games of the 2013-14 season, means he is projected to score 52 goals this year.
If he managed to score that many he wouldn’t just hold the record for Premier League goals in a 38 game season (31, held jointly by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo), he will have slaughtered it by 21 goals. Astounding.
As for the other top goals of the weekend, the rocket by Everton defender Seamus Coleman (#5) showed why he’s one of the highest touted right-backs in the league, Emmanuel Adebayor (#4) showed that he still has plenty left in the tank after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Ashley Young may finally be waking up from his scoring slumber with a sensational top corner strike (#2), his second of the week.
- Big Spenders: Which Premier League clubs must go all-in on transfer deadline day? 0
- Done Deals: Recapping Man United (and others’) busy day — De Gea drama; Chicharito out; $56 million for Martial 0
- NO DEAL: David de Gea’s transfer to Real Madrid falls through as Man United paperwork arrives too late 3
- Report: De Gea moving to Madrid as Costa Rican hero Navas heads to Old Trafford 4
- Fireworks as transfer deadline passes in Germany: Draxler to Wolfsburg, Januzaj to Dortmund 2
- Premier League Playback: It’s time to change the Transfer Window rules 2