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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Who will be next to join the Premier League's 100 goals club?

Stoke's Peter Crouch (right) pulls out his signature celebration after netting his 100th Premier League strike
Stoke's Peter Crouch (right) pulls out his signature celebration after netting his 100th Premier League strike

Peter Crouch became the latest member of an exclusive club when he scored his 100th Premier League goal in Stoke's 1-1 draw with Everton on Wednesday.

Here Press Association Sport looks at the players still playing in England who could join him - and the likes of Alan Shearer, Robbie Fowler and Andy Cole - as part of the 100 club, which currently features 25 names.


There is little chance of Agbonlahor reaching his century, given he is now with Villa in the Championship. He has scored just once in the last year, in the league against Norwich, and has barely played for Villa after a series of off-field issues. The 30-year-old has convinced Villa boss Steve Bruce he is worthy of another chance having been banished from the first team by previous bosses Eric Black and Roberto Di Matteo but a Premier League ton is unlikely.

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The Belgian powerhouse has scored 12 of his Premier League goals at Everton this season, netting 55 for the Toffees in total, including a loan spell, having moved for £28million from Chelsea in 2014.

A successful loan at West Brom yielded 17 strikes in 2012-13 but he never scored a league goal for Chelsea, making just one start despite the Blues paying Anderlecht £18million in 2011. Still only 23 years old, few would back against the striker grabbing the 28 goals he needs to reach three figures.


The England striker has shown his finishing skills at Manchester City, Chelsea, Bolton (loan) and Liverpool and, but for his well-documented injuries, might well have reached 100 Premier League goals already.

However, he is still only 27, and Sturridge has time on his side providing he can shake off his injury problems having so far scored 45 league goals for Liverpool, eight for Bolton, 13 for Chelsea and five for City.

But only two Premier League goals for the Reds this season means he could fall down the list as the players below catch him.


The 30-year-old has not always been the most popular striker at Arsenal but he has still plundered 64 goals in his four-and-a-half years at the Emirates.

He has perhaps played second fiddle to Alexis Sanchez this season but has still netted seven Premier League goals to up his total - including his scorpion kick against Crystal Palace.

Giroud is also just eight goals away from reaching his Gunners century overall, which would put him on another esteemed list.


There have been arguments the 27-year-old has not fulfilled his potential since moving from Southampton in 2006, but he boasts an impressive record of 99 goals in all competitions for Arsenal.

His 63 league strikes have come in 253 top-flight appearances which is almost exactly a goal every four games having played central and wide for the Gunners.

The England international has eight league goals this term and has time on his side to reach a century.


At just 23, Kane is expected to reach his Premier League ton comfortably with his 62 strikes coming in just 101 league appearances for Spurs.

He has 13 league goals this term, coming off the back of a Golden Boot-winning 25 last season and 21 the year before having only scored his first top-flight goal under three years ago.

Loan spells at Millwall, Norwich and Leicester helped improve him as a player and he is now one of the most deadly strikers in the Premier League.


Despite a perceived slow start the Belgium international has hit nine goals in 21 league games for Palace after struggling at Liverpool last season - where he netted nine in the top flight.

He almost single-handedly kept Aston Villa in the Premier League during his three years at the club and, without him, they were relegated in 2016.

But for a serious Achilles injury, which kept him out for seven months, he would be higher on the list having scored 42 league goals in 82 league starts for Villa.

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