Jamie Redknapp predicts who will win the Golden Boot this season

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The race for this season's Golden Boot in the Premier League looks set to be just as exciting as the one for the title.

Almost two months into the new campaign, there are four strikers who are all in red-hot form.

Summer signings Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata have hit the ground running at Man United and Chelsea respectively, with six goals apiece.

They are joined at the top of the scoring charts by Sergio Aguero, who has looked back to his best under Pep Guardiola so far this term.

Two goals further back is Harry Kane. Traditionally a slow starter, however, the Tottenham forward - and reigning Golder Boot holder - is bound to be there or thereabouts once again come May.

At this stage of the season, it looks almost impossible to tell who will finish with the most strikes.

Nevertheless, Jamie Redknapp has put his neck on the line to predict the Premier League's top scorer will be Lukaku.

Despite claiming Spurs' Kane is 'the most complete' striker in the division, the Sky Sports pundit believes the Man Utd poacher will continue to thrive for Jose Mourinho.


"Harry Kane is the most complete forward in the Premier League right now. In terms of all-round brilliance, he is second to none" Redknapp wrote for the Daily Mail.

"I thought that Chelsea replacing Diego Costa with Morata would be one of the biggest gambles of the season. Morata may not have the same subtle touches as Kane in his game but he is confounding all his doubters.

"Aguero has a renewed hunger and is looking sharper than ever. He is explosive over five yards and is the Premier League's best out-and-out finisher since Robbie Fowler.

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"But for me, Lukaku looks the most likely to be crowned as top scorer come May. In fact, he should have won it last year at Everton. Until Kane's end-of-season blitz, he was leading the way.

"While he could use his natural body strength better, Lukaku is so difficult to match stride for stride over long distances. He is central to this exciting, creative Manchester United team. With the abundance of chances served up for him, Lukaku should score even more."


So there you have, stick your money on Lukaku now if you agree with Redknapp!

Man United's new No.9 hit his eighth goal in all competitions against Southampton on Saturday.

And given how close this season's title race is looking, whichever sides' star striker can score the most could just give them the edge.

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