Contenders for EPL Golden Boot award

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As well as seeing a number of somewhat shocking results that will see the race for the title remain wide open for the foreseeable future, a number of Premier League marksman also further enhanced their claims to win the coveted Golden Boot award – handed to the league’s top scorer at the end of every season.

1. Luis Suarez – 14 goals

Suarez

Suarez

Since his comeback from that shocking bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, the 26-year-old has been utterly brilliant, scoring goals for fun and banishing memories of his previous indiscretions by proving his magnificence on the pitch.

With a stunning haul of 14 goals in just 10 games in the top-flight this season, it would be foolish to bet against the former Ajax man finishing well ahead of the chasing pack.

2. Sergio Aguero – 12 goals

However, the Argentine superstar has started the new campaign in spectacular fashion, bamboozling opponents with his potent combination of blistering pace and surprising strength.

ManchesterCity’s leading light has 12 goals in the league so far this season and must surely be many people’s favourites to claim his first Golden Boot in the run up to the 2014 World Cup.

3. Daniel Sturridge – 9 goals

Forming a frankly terrifyingly productive partnership with controversial Uruguayan frontman Luis Suarez at Anfield, 24-year-old Sturridge has devastated opposition centre-backs the length and breadth of the nation with nine goals in just 12 appearances this season.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be desperately hoping that the recent ankle injury suffered by Sturridge that could keep him out for up to two months will not prove too detrimental to such a run of form.

4. Romelu Lukaku – 8 goals

Although Mourinho has recently insisted that it was Lukaku who wanted a move away from West London, the powerful young Belgian has provided a timely reminder of his abilities during a stunning opening spell at GoodisonPark.

With eight goals in 13 top-flight appearances for Everton, Roberto Martinez must surely be aware that he is unlikely to land the 20-year-old starlet on a permanent deal.

5. Aaron Ramsey – 8 goals

The Wales international has been quite brilliant this season, expertly defying his previously extensive list of critics who had seemingly become weary of his apparent lack of progression in North London.

Central to Ramsey’s all-round displays have been his surprising potency in front of goal. The former CardiffCity starlet – who was applauded after notching a brace against his former employers last weekend – has eight already this season.

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