Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) figure to be in the running for the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL
Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) figure to be in the running for the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL
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Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Andre Silva and the race to be 2021/22 Bundesliga top scorer

Robert Lewandowski topped the Bundesliga scoring chart last term with an astonishing 41 goals. Will he lead the pack again in 2021/22 or can Erling Haaland, Andre Silva - or maybe someone else - overtake him?

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 21
Games: 6 (6 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 61

Third in last season's scoring chart, Haaland has already registered four braces. His latest came having missed out Matchdays 6 and 7 through injury, before returning to hit a double in the MD8 win over Mainz.

Erling Haaland has again been plundering the goals for Borussia Dortmund this season. - Christopher Neundorf via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Kirchner-Media

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 33
Games: 8 (8 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 71

Lewandowski ended a two-game goal drought on Matchday 8 bu scoring the first two in Bayern's emphatic 5-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Watch: Bayer Leverkusen 1-5 Bayern Munich - in 60 seconds!

Patrik Schick

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 25
Games: 8 (8 starts)
Goals: 7
Minutes per goal: 88

Joint-top scorer at UEFA Euro 2020, Schick ended a run of eight Bundesliga appearances without a goal on Matchday 2. He moved onto seven goals for the season with a consolation in the defeat to Bayern on Matchday 8.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick has picked up where he left off at the Euros. - Eduard Martin via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Jan Huebner

Taiwo Awoniyi

Club: Union Berlin
Age: 24
Games: 8 (8 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 96

The ex-Liverpool striker scored across the first three games, before netting his first Bundesliga brace against former club Mainz on Matchday 7 and bagging the opener in the 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg one matchday later.

Watch: Taiwo Awoniyi was at it again on Matchday 7!

Serge Gnabry

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 26
Games: 8 (7 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 105

Gnabry opened his account for the season with a brace against Cologne on Matchday 2, and was also on target in the 7-0 victory over Bochum a month later. He registered another double as Bayern took apart Leverkusen on Matchday 8.

Serge Gnabry has had his shooting boots on again for Bayern Munich this season. - Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Sven Simon

Florian Wirtz

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 18
Games: 6 (4 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 66

The teenage sensation reached 10 Bundesliga goals at a younger age than any other player, aged 18 years, four months and 23 days, with his goal against Mainz on Matchday 6 - netting for the fourth straight matchday.

The name Florian Wirtz has been on everyone's lips this season. - DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH

Anthony Modeste

Club: Cologne
Age: 33
Games: 8 (8 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 159

Modeste scored against Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich, was kept quiet by Bochum, but on target against Freiburg and RB Leipzig. He hasn't scored in the league since Matchday 5, though.

Anthony Modeste is rolling back the years in his third stint in Cologne. - Ulrich Hufnagel via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Xinhua

Christopher Nkunku

Club: RB Leipzig
Age: 23
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 142.5

Nkunku has made a magnificent start to the 2021/22 campaign, playing in a more advanced role under Jesse Marsch for Leipzig. The Frenchman has scored two braces in the Bundesliga in back-to-back games against Hertha Berlin and Bochum on Matchdays 6 and 7. It's nine goals in 10 games in all competitions so far.

Christopher Nkunku has scored two braces for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga this season. - DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH

Moussa Diaby

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 22
Games: 7 (7 starts)
Goals: 4
Minutes per goal: 147

Diaby's hit the ground running, finding the back of the net on Matchdays 1, 2, 4 and 7.

Moussa Diaby's third season of Bundesliga football is shaping up to be his best yet. - INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Thomas Müller is among the 11 players on three goals - click HERE for the full list of scorers this season!