Great teams need great strikers to supply them with the goals, which could win league titles.
This season the usual goal scorers weren't up to the mark as Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney had poor seasons in front of goal as compared to last season when they were at their prolific best.
This has resulted in the emergence of new strikers with bundles of talent who could become the leading marksmen in the Premier League for years to follow.
5. Rickie Lambert (Southampton)
Lambert has given a good account of himself in his first season in the Premier League, scoring important goals for Southampton that could keep them up. Formerly plying his trade in the lower leagues, Lambert's first season in the top flight has been nothing short of sensational, as he has scored 14 times already this season in 32 starts for the Saints.
4. Romelu Lukaku (West Brom)
The strong Belgian could be Chelsea's leading striker next season after a wonderful season at the Hawthrons. Lukaku has now adapted his game to the style of play in the Premier League, making him one of the strikers to watch out for in the future. With a handful of substitute appearances, Lukaku provided match-winning performances off the bench. 14 goals in just 17 starts for West Brom highlights how good Lukaku has been this season.
3. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)
Another Belgian on the list, Benteke has arguably been one of the best signings this season. He has been the focal point of Villa's attack all season and his goals have been extremely vital in Villa's quest to stay in the top flight. Benteke's tally of 18 goals from 30 starts is excellent and the fact that he's scored 43% of Villa's goals all season show how vital he is to the team.
2. Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
The Uruguayan certainly hasn't stayed out of controversy this season but his performances in the Premier League have been outstanding, making him win numerous Player of the Month awards.
Suarez has stepped up his game in his third season with the Reds, making him one of the best strikers on the planet. His trickery and skill leave defenders embarrassed and he could have finished as top scorer if he didn't receive a 10-match ban for biting his opponent. With 23 goals from 33 games, Luis is one of the most prolific strikers around.
1. Robin Van Persie (Man United)
Eyebrows were raised when Van Persie decided to leave Arsenal and join Man United due to his increasing age and lack of fitness over the years but he has since proved his doubters wrong in some style.
He started the season with a goal on his home debut and a hat-trick against Southampton. Van Persie had a barren run but is now back on track for winning the golden boot, scoring six in his last four games including a hat-trick which won Man United their 20th league title.
With 25 league goals and currently topping the goal scoring charts, Van Persie is tipped to finish as the Premier League's top scorer for a second straight season.
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