Five Premier League Golden Boot contenders

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The Golden Boot is one of the best accolades you can earn in any league, and we will be discussing the possible contenders to win this very award in the Premier League next season. 

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5. Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge had a glittering campaign last season, with the SAS connection working wonders for Liverpool. Suarez and Sturridge both provided assists for each other, with one half of the SAS pairing walking away with the golden boot last season as he ripped up the league.

Daniel sturridge is young, quick off the mark and can finish clinically inside or outside the box. He will only come back better next season, and may well quickly establish a connection with fellow englishman Rickie Lambert, who will replace Suarez to pair with Sturridge next season.

4. Edin Dzeko

The Bosnian striker scored 29 goals in 55 games last season, 16 of them coming in the League. He played quite a big part as the league title was brought back to the Etihad for the second time in three seasons.

He is similar to World Cup winner and record goalscorer Miroslav Klose, as he is strong, great in the air and an all round poacher, known for scoring goals from close range and capitalising on opportunities. He is still somewhat in his prime, at 28. Dzeko will be going into next season full of confidence on helping his side to the title.

3. Diego Costa

Diego Costa had his best season ever with the red half of Madrid, scoring 34 goals in all. His fantastic season did not go unnoticed by Chelsea, who signed him for around £32m. Costa also recently scored his first goal in Blue, in a friendly against Ol Ljubljana. Although he is a world-class striker, it may take him a couple months to get used to England, the Premier League and Jose Mourinho's mentality. 

However, Costa will have first-class playmakers to provide the necessary opportunities for him to find the back of the net. Among those playmakers is Cesc Fabregas, who was picked up by Chelsea after being shut out by Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. Fabregas is Costa's international team-mate, and Fabregas has played with him quite a few times on an international stage, and quite a few times against him in the La Liga and other club competitions.

2. Sergio Agüero

Although the Argentine was plagued a few injuries last season, he did make the difference when he was fit enough to play. The striker made 16 less appearances than his partner Dzeko last season, and yet only scored one less goal. He scored 28 goals in all competitions, and helped separate his club from Liverpool. If he plays more games next season, he may be able to add the golden boot to his wonderful collection of awards.

1. Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie had a brilliant first season at United, winning the golden boot for the second consecutive season, the first being in North London with the Gunners. The fact that he struggled to find the form he did in the 2012/13 season has led many people to believe that age may finally be catching up with the Dutchman. However, his campaign this year in Brazil may just have proved them wrong. He helped earn a Bronze medal for the Dutch, and did extremely well under fellow Dutchman Louis Van Gaal.

Speaking of Van Gaal, he is the main reason Van Persie is in pole position to capture the award next season. As long as his season isn't ruined by injury, he will continue to perform like he did in the World Cup. Van Gaal already has a very strong connection with RVP, and Van Persie will already be familiar with his favoured style of play. As well as this, unlike other top sides, United will not play in Europe next season. This means that their and RVP's attention can be fully focused on the League.

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