As we enter week seven in the Premier League, it is beginning to become clear who might be in with a chance of winning the Golden Boot come the end of the season.
With many talented new faces joining the Premier League, it looks like it could be quite a competitive award this year.
Here are four strikers who could clinch it:
Many people’s favourite to win the award. You can see why too, having already scored eight league goals in just six games. There’s no telling how many goals a fully fit Diego Costa could score.
The Spaniard joined Chelsea in the summer after a great season at Atletico Madrid, who won the La Liga title and came runners-up to Real Madrid in the Champions League. Costa also finished the season as La Liga’s third top goalscorer, with twenty eight goals, only trailing behind Messi and Ronaldo.
Costa is a strong and fierce player who is always lively. I believe Costa will be up their due to the different types of goals he can score. Even when the opposition try to wind him up, it just seems to bring out the best in him.
Secondly, the live wire that is Mario Balotelli, returning to England after a brief spell back in Italy. Let’s not forget that Balotelli has been a Premier League winner in the past and had a big part to play in Manchester City’s successful 2011/12 campaign.
Balotelli has great technical ability and, like Costa, will always be a threat in the box. Balotelli also offers something from dead play positions.
However I believe that Balotelli will be made a target throughout the year, and similarly to Diego Costa he is wound up easily. The difference is Balotelli often lets it get the better of him and goes missing during games. Costa, who is slightly more experienced, often uses it as motivation.
Danny Welbeck looks like a new player since his move to Arsenal. Welbeck is well known for his less than prolific goal scoring record. However, you cannot rule the England striker out now that he will be given more game time in his preferred lone striker role.
With the creativity of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez behind him, he will have chances handed to him on a plate. His pace and constant running could put him in the right place at the right time throughout the season.
Even though he has failed to register for Manchester United in his first three games, United fans need not to worry.
You need just one look at this guy’s goal scoring records with his previous employers to know what he is capable of. With a record like his you cannot rule him out.
Falcao scored eleven goals in seventeen games for AS Monaco last season, despite missing the majority of last season (and the World Cup) due to a long-term cruciate ligament injury. Previous to that he scored fifty two goals in sixty eight games for Atletico Madrid. Some say this deal is something of a risk for United and it is yet to be seen whether it will pay off.