10 “Golden Boot” Candidates For 2013/14 Premier League Season

With the new Premier League season merely days away, speculation is already rife as to who will emerge with the…

Diarmuid Hickey

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With the new Premier League season merely days away, speculation is already rife as to who will emerge with the most goals in 2013-2014. Whatever the answer, it’s bound to be a tight race this year, with lots of strikers in the mix for the coveted “Golden Boot award”

Let’s get started shall we…

 

10. Robin Van Persie

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It’ll be hard to bet against this man for the award. Last season, he became only the third striker in Premier League history to retain the Golden Boot award, with a staggering 26 goals in 38 games, after Alan Shearer and Theirry Henry. He has averaged 28 goals per season in the last 2 years, and starts as the lead striker for a Manchester United team who blazed home to the title in fine fashion last time out.

However, the Dutchman has historically had a terrible injury record up until two years ago, and fears still exist that an injury at some stage this season could do damage to both his Golden Boot hopes, and United’s hopes of retaining their English crown.