Dusan Vlahovic (ST) – The talk of the town. The chiselled Serbian has blossomed into one of Europe’s hottest commodities and the ubiquitous praise – barring a few apparently clever folks (‘Analyst – All views are my own’) on social media – he’s received is fully deserved. Putting in bluntly, Vlahovic is a cold-blooded killer. The destructive efficiency at which he adds to his goal tally would make a German envious and he matched Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A record for most goals in a calendar year in 2021 (33). Sure, he might not be the most refined forward in other aspects of his play, but his goalscoring record is ludicrous. At the halfway mark, Vlahovic leads the Capocannoniere race with 16 goals.
Giovanni Simeone (ST) – Joining him up top is a player that absolutely no one would’ve foreshadowed being this productive. Not even Nostradamus could’ve predicted Giovanni Simeone’s incredible rise at Hellas Verona after he joined the club on loan from Cagliari in the summer. The son of El Cholo is beginning to cultivate his own Calcio legacy and drift away from the shadow of his father. Simeone sits third in the scoring charts with 12 goals, the majority of which aren’t tap-ins, and his form this season has demonstrated that his four-goal display against Lazio was no flash in the pan.