Race for the Golden Boot

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Can anyone catch the golden Robin, after Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie made it 25 goals for the season with his brace against Liverpool last weekend.

The Dutch hitman has been in sensational form all season for the Emirates Stadium outfit, but nearest rival Wayne Rooney won't have given up hope on his own personal tally of 18 thus far - his latest strike coming in the 3-1 win at Spurs last Sunday.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero comes next with 16, but it's the team element of the Citizens that is so impressive. With Roberto Mancini rotating his strikers at the Etihad Stadium, Edin Dzeko (13) and Mario Balotelli (11) are also in double figures. Realistically, only the Argentine could make a charge at the coveted trophy.

Newcastle United forward Demba Ba is also on 16 goals for the season, after hitting a rich run of form before leaving for the African Cup of Nations in January. With Papiss Demba Cisse now at his side, the Toon will be hoping to make a charge for the top four on the back of the pairs goals.

Yakubu (13) is aiming to fire Blackburn to safety, whilst Clint Dempsey (12) has added goals to his play this season as Fulham impress under Martin Jol.

Emmanuel Adebayor is enjoying his loan at Tottenham, and has 11 goals to his name ahead of the weekend's action.

Steven Fletcher, Danny Graham and Grant Holt are the unfancied trio on ten for the campaign, and Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard joins them as the only other player in double figures for the season.

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