Michael Owen makes exciting Golden Boot prediction about Man City striker Gabriel Jesus
Sergio Aguero was the last Manchester City player to win the Premier League Golden Boot award in 2014/15.by Joe Bray
Former Premier League striker Michael Owen has tipped a Manchester City player to win the Golden Boot for the new 2020/21 season after watching the opening weekend of the season.
Mo Salah's hat-trick for Liverpool against Leeds saw him put down an early statement of intent, while defending Golden Boot holder Jamie Vardy started the new campaign as he finished the last with a brace against West Brom.
2017/18 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also got off the mark with a fine goal for Mikel Arteta's Arsenal, but Owen doesn't believe the prolific trio are the best bet for this season's race.
With City not starting their campaign until next week, some strikers will have played twice before Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling or Gabriel Jesus have a chance to get their first goals of the season.
And it is Jesus who Owen tipped as his choice to be the new season's top scorer as he took to Twitter to assess the options in attack this season.
He wrote: "Bright start to the season by some of the Golden Boot contenders.
"The Salahs, Kanes, Vardys, Aubameyangs and Agueros speak for themselves but I’ve got a sneaky feeling Gabriel Jesus could join that elite group this season and he’s a huge price to win it."
The last City player to win the Golden Boot was Aguero back in 2014/15, while Carlos Tevez was a joint-winner in 2010/11.
Sterling finished fourth in last season's scoring charts with a personal best of 20 goals, just goals behind winner Vardy. Aguero had 16 goals before his season was cut short with injury, while Jesus had 14 in the Premier League.
Jesus finished level with Aguero on 23 goals in all competitions, though, behind Sterling's impressive 31.