Following a week of packed Premier League action, some bodies are showing signs of wear and tear at this stage of the campaign, but others continue to thrive in front of goal.
Luis Suarez entered this weekend as the division's leading scorer, but has the Liverpool man succeeded in tying up winning honours once again after Saturday's action?
Read on for a breakdown of how the scoring ranks line up following Saturday's proceedings, with a number of top-flight fixtures still scheduled for the days to come.
|2013/14 Premier League Top Scorers (After Saturday, Dec. 7)|
|Position||Player||League Appearances||League Goals||Avg. Goals Per Game|
|8||Robin van Persie||11||7||0.63|
Luis Suarez, 14 Goals
Luis Suarez continued his sensational run of form with a threatening performance against West Ham in which the Uruguayan international was at the source of just about everything the Reds created going forward.
Having been unfortunate in settling for forcing a Guy Demel own goal earlier on at Anfield, Suarez finally got on the scoresheet himself with just 10 minutes left in the fixture, extending his tally to 14 goals.
The 26-year-old has still yet to go more than a game without scoring for Brendan Rodgers' side this season, and the meeting with Sam Allardyce's men was Suarez's 11th goal in his last seven games.
At the very core of Liverpool's push to return to the Champions League, Rodgers' striking talisman is making the injury suffered by Daniel Sturridge all the more tenable.
Sergio Aguero, 12 Goals
Recently leapfrogged as the Premier League leading scorer, Sergio Aguero will be seeking to regain consistency and bagged his fourth goal in four games during the 1-1 draw at Southampton.
Time and again, the Argentinian has proven himself capable of not only scoring en masse, but coming up with clutch goals in fixtures that need them most, of which Saturday's draw on the south coast ranks highly.
After getting off to a slow start this season, Aguero has also failed to go more than one game without scoring and remains just a couple of goals behind Suarez, whose form has been devastating of late.
Daniel Sturridge, Nine Goals
Daniel Sturridge is enjoying the last few weeks of bragging rights left on his calendar and should soon fall out of the division's top three scorers on account of his ankle injury.
Absent for another five to seven weeks, it's highly likely that January will signal the comeback of the Liverpool man, at which point his name will have undoubtedly slipped down the rankings.
For now, Sturridge can bask in the fruits of his early-season labours, but he's soon to fall out of the running for top EPL goalscorer.
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