Tottenham forwards Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane have been the Premier League’s most dangerous double-act over the opening weeks of the new season, the duo dovetailing superbly for the north London side in attack.
Son and Kane have already directly combined for a staggering eight goals already so far this season, their partnership flourishing during a Premier League campaign that has proven a goal-fest in its infancy.
Following the fine form of the Spurs strikers we’ve decided to look at some of the most prolific pairs in the division’s history, here are the five Premier League partnerships with the most goal combinations:
Darren Anderton and Teddy Sheringham – 27 goal combinations
Another Tottenham pairing sit fifth in the rankings for most lethal Premier League partnerships, Darren Anderton and Teddy Sheringham having combined for 27 goals during their time with the north London outfit.
The two were key components of the Spurs side during the early years of the Premier League with Sheringham finishing as the division’s leading scorer in its inaugural campaign, Anderton establishing himself as a key figure in the side that same season after arriving from Portsmouth.
Anderton spent more than a decade with the club and remained a regular in the side during both of Sheringham’s stints at Tottenham, the forward spending a four-season spell at Manchester United in between two spells at White Hart Lane.
The duo also featured together on 15 occasions for England, including forming part of the squad that reached the semi-finals of the European Championships on home soil in 1996.
Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane – 28 goal combinations
The blistering start to the season for Son and Kane has seen the pair move into fourth in the all-time rankings, combining for 28 goals including a huge eight so far this season.
Kane has established himself as one of the finest forwards in the Premier League and has twice won the division’s Golden Boot since coming through the academy ranks at Spurs, the England captain having been ably supported by his South Korean teammate since Son’s arrival from Bayer Leverkusen five years ago.
No duo have combined for more goals since Son’s arrival in English football with their 28 goals eight clear of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne in second place, the two playing arguably their best football together in the opening weeks of the new campaign.
Kane has also proven himself a superb creator as well as goalscorer this season, his seven assists so far the most in the Premier League and the joint-most he has recorded in any season to date – achieving the feat after just five league fixtures.
Robert Pires and Thierry Henry – 29 goal combinations
Arsenal’s French connection was a huge part of the club’s most successful period of the Premier League era, with Robert Pires and Thierry Henry bringing the va-va-voom and wreaking havoc for the north London side shortly after the turn of the millennium.
The two interchanged beautifully down the left-flank with Pires a trailblazer for inverted and prolific wide players, whilst Henry stood as the Premier League’s greatest talent for much of his time at Arsenal.
Henry won a record four Golden Boots during a glittering career with the Gunners but his profitable partnership with Pires proved almost mutually beneficial, the forward scoring 17 goals with Pires netting on 12 occasions.
Their tally could – and perhaps should – have been increased by at least one, their pre-rehearsed passed penalty routine against Manchester City famously not quite going to plan…
David Silva and Sergio Aguero – 29 goal combinations
Two of the most important figures in the rise of Manchester City and the joint-second most successful Premier League pairing, David Silva and Sergio Aguero cemented themselves as iconic figures in English football during a hugely successful spell at the Etihad.
Aguero stands as the fourth-highest goalscorer in the division’s history and as City’s all-time leading marksman, the prolific Argentine regularly supplied by the creative talents of the inventive Silva.
The duo won four league titles amongst a host of major honours during their time as teammates, before Silva called time on his City career after a decade of success last summer.
Aguero remains amongst league’s leading finishers and will hope to increase his goal tally this season, the 32-year-old just 20 goals short of becoming just the third player to reach 200 Premier League goals.
Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba – 36 goals combinations
Leading the way are two players who played brilliantly together during a golden period in Chelsea’s history, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba combining for a record 36 goals.
Drogba was often tasked with being Chelsea’s one-man army in attack for much of his career at Stamford Bridge, where the Ivorian was joined by the formidable forward runs of Lampard from midfield.
Lampard assisted his teammate on a huge 24 occasions with Drogba returning the favour 12 times, a figure which helped establish the midfielder as the fifth-highest goalscorer in Premier League history after netting 177 times over spells at West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Their partnership also proved fruitful in terms of bringing team success to the west London side, lifting three Premier League titles together including back-to-back triumphs in 2005 and 2006.