It is no shock to see England striker Harry Kane among the favourites given he won the individual prize at the 2018 World Cup with six goals – but it was Raheem Sterling who got on the scoresheet as Croatia were beaten at Wembley on Sunday.
Serie A top scorer Romelu Lukaku and Belgium are also seeking success this summer, and the striker’s two goals in a 3-0 win over Russia put him top of the pile so far, though he was later joined by Patrik Schick, whose brace for the Czech Republic against Scotland at Hampden Park included a wonder goal from near the halfway line.
With France the favourites for the Euros, Kylian Mbappe must be watched, with Cristiano Ronaldo also worth a shout with Portugal defending their Euro 2016 crown.
Karim Benzema is back for Les Bleus while Memphis Depay is on set-piece duty for Netherlands, and Robert Lewandowski is surely worth consideration despite Poland’s outside chance of winning the Euros.
|1||Romelu Lukaku||Belgium||2||0||1||Patrik Schick||Czech Republic||2||0|
|2||Goran Pandev||North Macedonia||1||0|
Table correct after Scotland vs Czech Republic, Monday, 14 June, 2021.