The CaughtOffside team discuss who will finish the as the Premier League’s top scorer.
CaughtOffside predict who will finish as the Premier League’s top goalscorer below.
Daniel Sturridge finished second top scorer behind Luis Suarez last season. This term, given the opportunity to be the focal point of Liverpool’s attack in a hugely exciting Reds forward line, he should do well again – if he can stay fit throughout.
Robin van Persie. With van Gaal now in charge of the Red Devils the 63-year-old will now how to handle the striker from his time in charge of him with the Netherlands national team and as long as van Persie can stay fit expect him to be prolific.
Robin van Persie – The Dutchman showed at the World Cup that he had put his injury concerns behind him, and should push on and return to goalscoring form in a team that will be build around him and his strike partner Wayne Rooney.
Emmanuel Adebayor. This is his year. He hasn’t had a full preseason, but he looked in great shape during Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Schalke. With only Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado as competition for the main striking spot at White Hart Lane, he should get plenty of game time. The likes of Christian Eriksen and the rejuvenated Erik Lamela will provide chances and Big Manu will do the rest.
Sergio Aguero – If he can stay fit I believe the Argentine has what it takes to plunder a bucketload, managed 17 in 20 starts in 2013/14. Outside bet would be Romelu Lukaku.
If he stays fit, my money is on Robin Van Persie again. He’ll thrive under Louis Van Gaal and has an almost guaranteed starting spot providing he’s over his injury worries.
Daniel Sturridge was second behind Luis Suarez last season and I now believe he is the best striker in the Premier League. He’ll certainly suffer for not having Suarez alongside him, but he may also thrive from being the team’s main man upfront. He’s a great talent, either way, and I expect him to be prolific again this year.
Edin Dzeko, closely followed by Daniel Sturridge and a resurgent Wayne Rooney.
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