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Two Premier League marksmen stake their top scorer claims

| 08.10.2012

Fernando Torres took another step closer to answering his critics and claiming the Premier League’s top scorer accolade as he notched in Chelsea’s convincing 4-1 win over Norwich.

The majestic Spaniard has shown signs of rediscovering his brilliant best form since the Blues parted company with egocentric Didier Drogba and can be backed at 11/2 to achieve the feat of outscoring everyone else in the world’s toughest division.

The aforementioned strike was his sixth in all competitions and his fourth in league action, where he has now netted on two successive outings.

It’s only the second time that the former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid man has done this in Chelsea blue and his recent showings indicate he’s revelling in his new role as the main man at Stamford Bridge.

His side have flexed their goalscoring muscles of late, notching 16 in their last four outings. This points to the man who commanded Britain’s biggest ever transfer fee only scoring more and more, given the amount of opportunities his team are creating.

Plus, with Chelsea’s next two Premier League games against Tottenham and Manchester United, history suggests Torres will build on his tally.

As Liverpool’s number nine, where he really flourished, six goals were bagged in 12 appearances against these two adversaries so, across two games, he will fancy his chances of finding the net.

However, one of his likely top scorer rivals has begun to mount a charge up the scoring charts with successive goals following an injury lay-off.

Argentine hitman Sergio Aguero came off the bench to fire Manchester City’s second in a 3-0 win over Sunderland and can be backed as 9/1 fifth-favourite to finish the season with more goals than England’s elite.

His early doors knee dramas will have contributed to an inflated price, as he more than has the ability to achieve the feat, despite making fewer appearances than his rivals.

Playing a City side that endorses expansive football and finding the back of the net, he can easily put a streak together that will see his price plummet and, with a run of favourable fixtures to come for Roberto Mancini’s men, you wouldn’t back against him doing so.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



James Middleton