5) Harry Kane
The Englishman has continuously proved his qualities over the last few seasons. He is easily the most potent striker in a league where Aguero also plies his trade. Having scored more than 20 goals in each of his previous 3 campaigns, there is little doubt that Kane will be a top contender for the Golden Boot again this season, having won it last season as well. As Tottenham move to Wembley, in what could be a decisive season for the club, goals would be expected of Kane on a regular basis. Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity and Janssen’s difficult last season mean Kane will have little time to rest as he leads Spurs’ charge for a league title again this season.
The jury will be out for the Belgian striker, as he signed for Manchester United in the summer. While Lukaku looked certain to return to Stamford Bridge, he did raise many eyebrows with his decision to join Manchester United and Mourinho, the manager who let go of him during their time at Chelsea. Lukaku’s first touch and work rate attracted great criticism last season, while his ability to perform in the big games was also questioned. At Manchester United, he will have the mammoth task of replacing Ibrahimovic and leading the club back to its glory days. Lukaku has had a bright start to his career at Old Trafford, having scored 3 goals in just two competitive games for the Red Devils. He would be hoping to beat Kane for the golden boot this time around, having missed it last season.
3) Sergio Aguero
Pep Guardiola’s decision to prefer Jesus ahead of Aguero last season was a questionable one, given Aguero’s obvious goal scoring instincts. The stats speaks for itself, Aguero has been the most clinical striker since having arrived in England in 2011, with 122 goals to his name. Despite Guardiola’s reluctance to play Aguero, the Argentine’s goals meant he paved his way back to the starting XI. The citizens have spent millions in the transfer market this summer, bringing in the likes of Walker, Mendy, Danilo, all of whom are well-known for their attacking prowess. With City now possessing some of the best attacking talents in their ranks, chances will be plenty for Aguero to win the Golden Boot. Jesus’ rise means Aguero will have an added motivation to keep performing at a high level this season.
2) Alexis Sanchez
Arsene Wenger’s stance means Sanchez would likely run down his contract at the Emirates before leaving for free next summer. The 28-year old has often stated his desire to play in the Champions League, something the Gunners missed out on last season. The club have invested this summer, finally bringing a top striker in AlexandreLacazette to the club. With the Frenchman’s arrival, the Gunners now boast one of the best squads in the premier league. If Sanchez does indeed stay put, he would surely add to the already impressive Arsenal attack, which scored four on the opening day. He ended the last season with 24 goals, a stat he will be looking to build on this season.
1) Jamie Vardy
Leicester’s magical title run is still fresh in the memory of the football fans. At the heart of the run was the striker, Jamie Vardy. He scored in 13 consecutive games as the Foxes did the unthinkable. While the last season proved disastrous in many ways, Craig Shakespeare’s promotion to the managerial post did wonders for Vardy, who scored 13 goals in just 17 games. With Iheanacho signed too, Vardy can share the pressure with the Nigerian; nevertheless, he remains Leicester’s biggest threat. A brace on the opening day against Arsenal only proved claims that he is back to his level best, which could be utter bad news for the Premier League defenders.