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Three strikers to watch out for this season

Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored on his league debut for Norwich (©GettyImages)
Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored on his league debut for Norwich (©GettyImages).

Take a look at the three strikers I think will score goals aplenty in the Premier League this season! 

Ricky van Wolfswinkel - Norwich
Now, I am a big fan of this boy. He scores goals wherever he goes. In fact, he earned the nickname HatRicky in his youth days because he scores so many goals.

Whilst playing for Sporting Lisbon, he played 88 times in all competitions, and scored 45 goals, working out as just over a goal every other game.

This kind of scoring will suit Norwich well, but, as with every good striker, he needs support, and this will come in the form of fellow Dutchman Leroy Fer.

Fer is exactly the sort of player you want behind a goalscorer like RVW, someone who will do the simple things well, the passing, the crossing, whatever you need really.

He's solid, consistent and reliable, and is happy to chip in with a goal or two every so often as well. Fer could be the reason for RVW coming good, but chances are nobody will even realise.

However, this is about Wolfswinkel not Fer. I honestly think with enough support RVW could get near to the might 20 goal mark, though that would be tough and require a lot of support.

Lets face it, most defences will struggle against a Gary Hooper-RVW partnership, and I'm really looking forward to it, in fact, I have the down to finish 7th this season!

A natural goalscorer, so watch out for him, Mr Ricky van Wolfswinkel!

Wilfried Bony - Swansea
Bony is a guy who has always impressed me, and I'm really looking forward to watching him in the Premier League this season!

Another man here who has always scored goals, and this fella has even scored more than RVW! When he was young he played a lot of street football, and even went to a football school, which of course is only going to aid his footballing ability!

For Vitesse, his last team, he scored 46 goals in 65 appearances, working out as roughly two goals every three games, not a bad record to have.

This year he will also get a chance to prove himself in the Europa League, Swansea having qualified after beating Bradford in the Capital One Cup final last season.

In the qualifying rounds, Bony has scored twice already in just two games, only time will tell if he can keep up his goal a game average.

Bony shows an incredible amount of composure in front of goal, which is key obviously to his his scoring rate, and support players aren't very hard to find at Swansea!

The likes of Michu, Pablo Hernandez, Jonathan De Guzman, Wayne Routledge, and Nathan Dyer, just to name a few, are more than capable of opening up scoring chances!

I reckon Swansea will finish in the top half this season, maybe even an outsider for the top seven, who knows, but a fair amount of their success could come down to the scoring form of Bony, and at the age of 24 he's not even peaked yet.

Watch out for him guys, he's a keeper! (Well he's a striker actually but you know what I mean..)

Andy Carroll - West Ham
Now this is one I know will be disputed, but I honestly think that this year it could all come together for the big man.

At a height of six feet three inches, he isn't going to be a player most defenders enjoy coming up against.

His headed goal for England at Euro 2012 said a lot about the way of getting Carroll to score goals.

Headers. Lets face it, not many are going to be able to come up against him in the air and win are they?

Especially if he has the momentum. In fact, the signing of Downing just supports that they're aiming a lot for Carroll this year, and a hefty amount of their goals weigh on his shoulders.

Yet, balls in the air to Carroll will not be Sam Allardyce's only tactic, a man like him just doesn't allow his teams to play that kind of football, and expect West Ham to remain fluid and (sometimes) exciting. I just think that the Downing is only there to support Carroll.

In my eyes Liverpool ruined Carroll, he never got the chance to prove himself and the pressure that comes with a £35 million transfer proved all to much for him.

He had a successful spell at Newcastle scoring 31 goals in 80 games, which is not bad for someone so young at the time.

I don't think West Ham will get top half, but don't put it past them if Carroll can get into scoring form!

I understand many may disagree, but you never know, is this the season that all comes good for Carroll? I can't wait to find out!

Ok, so these are my three strikers to look out for this season, but the question is, who are yours? Two of these strikers have already scored this year!

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