2. Sergio Aguero - 12
After scoring that now-famous goal that saw Manchester City snatch the Premier League title from the grasp of fierce rivals United on the very last day of the 2011/12 season, Aguero suffered a sizeable dip in form by his usual impeccable standards last year.
However, the Argentine superstar has started the new campaign in spectacular fashion, bamboozling opponents with his potent combination of blistering pace and surprising strength.
Manchester City'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.