The Premiership Leading Scorer 2011/12
The market for the Premiership Top Scorer is hotting up!
We analyse the 16 players chosen by Sporting Index making up the Golden Boot Index...
Come back after every round of games to see how the markets are moving and if you have a view on who is about to go on a scoring run -then why not get involved in the Golden Boot market?
Shrek look-a-like Wayne Rooney (Opening Quote 24-27) is hot on the heels of van Persie, but the games are fast running out. He looks to have secured second place in the golden boot race -but can he win it outright? He needs goals!
Mexico's favourite son Javier Hernandez (20-23) has spent some time on the treatment table and is only just getting regular action again, after staring the season in stong fashion. He seems to be sharing the job of Rooney's stiking partner with England hopeful Danny Wellbeck.
Robin van Persie (20-23) is going through something of a dry spell for the prolific Dutchman. Two more goals should guarantee him the scoring crown -he has games against Norwich and West Brom coming up, where he will be hoping to get back on the scoresheet.
Now an Aston Villa player, Darren Bent (17-20) made a decent start this term. But will miss the rest of the season due to a serious injury.
Liverpool fans were treated to a taste of Luis Suarez (17-20) at the back end of last season and he built a reputation for hard work and skillful play. A late season hatrick has pushed him right up the scoring table and past the pack on ten goals.
Chelsea's Fernando Torres (16-19) has scored just three times this season -a very poor return for the £50m that the club paid for him. He hasn't been playing that badly -he just isn't finding the net, which is primarily why they bought him.
It was only a matter of time before striker Sergio Aguero (14-17) found his way to the Premiership and all it's riches. Now he is quickly repaying Mancini's faith in him by scoring and playing in the likes of Dzeko and Balotelli. Currently the man in form and may worry Rooney for second place in the race for goals.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalgleish seems to have taken Andy Carroll (12-15) in hand and set him on the right track -his 13 goals last season was a good return considering he missed a good few games with a 'barstool' injury. But this season he is playing second fiddle to Suarez, as the Reds are finding it tough to find the net. Slightly less of a waste of money than Torres (but not by much).
The enigma that is Didier Drogba (9-12) is back for yet another season at the Bridge. Only 11 goals last season (due to injury and a slight loss of form) and only one goal this time round. This must be his last season at Chelski and he certainly won't reach double figures on current form.
Harry Redknapp acquired Jermain Defoe (7-9) from his old club Pompey -with the hope that his goals would propel them into the top four. But he had a disasterous season in 2010-11 finding the net only four times in the league -he's nearly doubled that this time round, but is behind Van der Vaart and Adebayor, so may just about reach ten goals.
Gervinho (6-8) ask most Gunners fans and they will tell you that the Ivorian striker is' lightweight' and goes missing too often -this is reflected in his poor return.
World Cup star Asamoah Gyan (6-8) proved himself a real asset to Sunderland and his ten goals last season kept them out of the relegation zone. On 10th September it was announced that he was moving to Al Ain (UAE) on loan -it was all about the money for both player and club.
Demper Ba (5-7) has jumped ship from the sinking West Ham to the only slightly more buoyant Newcastle. Having a great season and challenging for the Golden Boot crown. Challenging Aguero for third place, but it's his striking partner Cisse that is currently in great form.
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie (5-7) was a revelation last term, scoring 15 goals for the Baggies. He has suddenly found his feet and scored five in two games -propelling himself up the golden boot charts.
A new start just down the road at QPR for Bobby Zamora (3-5) and already he is helping the cause with a goal in the loss against Wolves. He will flourish as the focal point of the R's attack and should finish the season with a dozen goals.
Louis Saha (3-5) is now a Spurs player! Not sure how many games he will play -he may be restricted to FA Cup games and appearances from the bench.
So Who Should I Back?
Our three picks this season are: Segio Aguero buy @ 17, Darren Bent buy @ 17 and Suarez buy @ 20.
All three are good value and deserve your full attention!
What about this week?
We will be updating the spreads and information after each round of Premiership games -so keep visiting this page to find out who has been moving in the Sporting Index Golden Boot Market.