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Top 10: Premier League goalscorers 2013/14

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With the new Premier League season drawing near, and many strikers having been bought during the transfer window, here is a prediction as to who will shine and end up with more goals than anyone else. 

It is almost impossible to guess the exact amount of goals each player will score, so Sheehan Quirke has assembled a list of the top ten goalscorers in 2013/14.

10: Wilfried Bony

The Ivorian scored 37 goals in 36 games for Vitesse Arnhem last year, and a goals to game ratio above one-per-game is essentially unheard of except for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. This type of quality can mean only one thing at Swansea - more goals.

9: Olivier Giroud

Looking to build on a decent previous year and great pre-season performances, the Frenchman will be looking to regain the form he was in with his old team Montpellier. 

Arsenal are strengthening their squad, and an already brilliant midfield should help to provide Giroud with fantastic service for an increased tally.

8: Garry Hooper/Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Perhaps a bit of a punt, here's a positive thought for Norwich City. They went through bad and good phases last year, and did brilliantly to avoid relegation. Their squad has good midfielders, and would not be unrealistic to suggest that one of these two strikers, both of great class, could be in the top ten goalscorers.

7: Alvaro Negredo

Superb for Sevilla, and sure to be a star for Manchester City, the high scoring Spaniard is a certainty for goals, and with Sergio Aguero's injury, he could find himself having plenty of game time.

6: Andre Schurrle

He scored goals for Bayer Leverkusen, and with Chelsea's grand squad, he is likely to become even better at the act of putting the ball into the net. Demba Ba and Fernando Torres are not featured here simply because of how poor they were last year. It would be unfair on others to consider the duo as major contenders.

5: Edin Dzeko

The second player for Manchester City on this list. Having had an outstanding pre-season, the Bosnian looks likely to improve on his goals last year - he scored a lot considering his limited playing time - and could work his way into first choice.

4: Arouna Kone

A surprise perhaps being so high up on this list, but Kone was impressive last year despite Wigan's relatively poor squad, so at Everton it would only make sense for him to be scoring more goals. 

He is 29, and so will be entering the prime of his career. Pace and composure means he could be a surprise performer next year for Roberto Martinez's Toffees side.

3: Roberto Soldado

Valencia have sold a quality player to Tottenham in Roberto Soldado. He has experience at the top of the Spanish League, for Spain, and in the Champions League, so with plenty of goals to his name as well, it would be no shock for him to be right up there next season.

2: Luis Suarez

Wherever the controversial Uruguayan is next season, as long as he is in the Premier League he will be second if not first in the scoring charts. For Liverpool his goals were amazing, and his quality will only improve with experience. Should he play for Arsenal next year, then perhaps Giroud should be discounted. Even so, nothing is set in stone as of yet.

1: Robin van Persie

The impeccable Dutchman was stunning for Manchester United last year. Many predict that David Moyes's side will not perform like they did under Ferguson. Despite this, even if his teammates are under-par, my guess is that this man will keep up his goal scoring antics.

Notable Exceptions:

Gareth Bale - he will probably be at Real Madrid next year, so cannot be included.

Michu - his primary role will become less with the arrival of Wilfried Bony.

Romelu Lukaku - despite his goals at West Brom, the Belgian is not returning there, and at Chelsea he has too much competition to be a regular.

Wayne Rooney - not a huge amount of goals to his name last year, the disruption of his pre-season will affect his form wherever he is playing next year.

 

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