- The 2022/23 Serie A season has kicked off on a high note, with the league's top strikers firing on all cylinders
- Lazio star Ciro Immobile is one such player enjoying a bright start to the new season, with the Italian keen to retain the Golden Boot award
- However, he is sure to face stiff competition from a number of players for the prize, with Tammy Abraham, Marko Arnautovic, and Paulo Dybala competing
The hunt for the Serie A Golden Boot award is taking shape as the Italian league's top marksmen set their eyes on the prestigious prize.
The award was won by Lazio star Ciro Immobile last season after the forward notched an eyewatering 27 goals.
Immobile was closely followed by Juventus ace Dusan Vlahovic, who had 24 goals to his name, while Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez finished third on the charts with 21 goals.
Immobile has continued his dominance this season, with the Italian footballer boasting six goals so far this term.
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However, he is sure to face stiff competition from several players, with youngsters like Rafael Leao of AC Milan in the picture.
Other players who have shown intent to cart home the award include Vlahovic and Roma's Tammy Abraham.
Napoli's summer recruit Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has taken the league equally by storm, with the 21-year-old enjoying a bright start to life in the Italian top flight.
Below are the top 10 leading goal scorers in Italy so far this season:
- Ciro Immobile (Lazio) - 6 goals
- Marko Arnautovic (Bologna) - 6 goals
- Beto (Udinese) - 5 goals
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli) - 5 goals
- Paulo Dybala (AS Roma) - 5 goals
- Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus) - 5 goals
- Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) - 4 goals
- Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta) - 4 goals
- Rafael Leao (AC Milan) - 4 goals
- Boulaye Dia (Salernitana) - 4 goals
Injury could force Paulo Dybala to miss World Cup
Sports Brief earlier reported on Roma star Paulo Dybala possibly missing out on the World Cup in Qatar, due to an injury he sustained during the Serie A clash with Lecce on October 9.
It was reported that he pulled up and clutched his left leg in the second half, and was later seen hobbling off the pitch.
Roma Head Coach, Jose Mourinho commented that the injury 'looked bad'.