The Premier League has always provided top entertainment for fans around the World and this season has again been no different. When you look at the fact that it is broadcast to over 640 million homes around the World its popularity comes as no surprise. There is a potential viewing TV audience of 4.7 billion which firmly establishes the Premier League as the most watched sports league in the World. This is firmly down to the competitive nature of the league and the top World class talent on show. Whether it be more recently in Salah or De Bruyne or greats from the past in Christiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer.
Alan Shearer still to this day stands as the all-time leading goal scorer in the Premier league following his prolific goal scoring record at both Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. He retired back in 2006 with 283 club goals and 260 in the Premier league. This puts him some distance away from the rest so there is no doubt this record is going to stand for years to come. His nearest challenger is Wayne Rooney who following an extremely successful period at Manchester United is now back at his boy hood club Everton. He has a current haul of 208 goals so it will take an incredible run for him to surpass Shearer before the end of his playing career.
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Looking back to the more recent times in the Premier league and this season has been all about Manchester City as they have dominated from start to finish. With 94 points and two games remaining they will no doubt be looking for that record 100 points total and you can still bet on the football as the season comes to an end. There free flowing attacking football has meant that they are also very likely to break the scoring record for a season in the league. If they can bring this form and approach in to next season then they are going to all the beating ahead of the 2018/19 season. They are currently 4/6 favourites with Liverpool in as their nearest challengers at 5/1 and then their Manchester rivals United as the 13/2 third favourites to lift the title.