There are plenty of Premier League strikers that have already hit the ground running and have sprinted out of the blocks early in the race for this prestigious prize.
Robin Van Persie has won the award for the last two years, firstly at Arsenal and last season at Manchester United.
The Dutchman scored 26 Premier League goals in the last campaign to win the boot, there are many individuals this time around capable of beating that target.
We take a look at the top five candidates who will be aiming for the top of the scoring charts at the end of the season.
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