While only a handful of sides can head into a league season with the chance of lifting a trophy at the end of it, the golden boot for scoring the most goals in the division remains every striker’s dream come the opening day.
Often hotly contested (it has been shared in two of the last four seasons), it is currently jointly held by Heung-Min Son and Mohamed Salah, with the pair justifying their reputations as two of the most lethal marksman in the Premier League.
But, this season it could be even more hard-fought to come away with the accolade, with new strikers set to be unleashed on the Premier League up and down the division.
So, who do the bookies back to win?
Erling Haaland (Manchester City) - 1/8
The new boy on the block and widely considered one of the best strikers in world football, Erling Haaland continues to defy belief for Manchester City.
With odds offered a 3/1 for him to scoop the award before a ball was kicked, he has already scored 15 times, including three hat tricks, to leave him far and away the frontrunner for the trophy come May, and well on course to smash just about every goalscoring record that the division has ever seen.
Mo Salah (Liverpool)- 50/1
Fresh off the back of a new contract at Liverpool, Mo Salah has lost his strike partner Sadio Mane, and he and Liverpool have started slowly, already 11 points off leaders Arsenal.
Becoming only the third player to win the award three times when he clinched it last season, he will be hoping to join Thierry Henry as the only player to have won it four times in the upcoming campaign, as his side look to bounce back from Premier League disappointment last time out.
He is yet to find his best form so far this campaign, netting just twice in 9 games, however, and is well behind Haaland, with Liverpool a lowly 10th after their most recent defeat to Arsenal.
The Egyptian is now a massive 50/1, out from 9/2 to lift it come the end of the campaign.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) - 12/1
To have two strikers in the same side battling it out for the golden boot is a difficult achievement, not least due to the volume of goals that the side need to score to make it happen.
Tottenham will need to significantly up their output from last season, when they scored 69 goals, for a chance of both Kane and Son to be near the top of the goalscoring charts, but the Englishman has already won the accolade three times and the fact that he is Tottenham’s penalty taker makes him a more likely candidate than Son.
He is priced as such as well, with Bet365 offering odds of 10/1 for Kane to scoop the trophy in May, with Kane now up to 8 goals for the season, normally considered a good return but totally dwarfed by Haaland.
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) - 100/1
The second of Tottenham’s deadly duo, and the current holder of the award, Heung-Min Son will be looking to continue reaping the rewards of his telepathic-like relationship with fellow striker Harry Kane.
No duo have been more fruitful in Premier League history, and Kane was a key part of Son’s win last season.
Son was priced at 12/1 by Bet365 ahead of the season and a poor start to the season has seen the South Korean drift out to a massive 100/1 to retain the trophy.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - 200/1
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United until at least January, despite being keen to depart the club, but is not a fancied option for the golden boot.
In a struggling side last season, the Portuguese veteran grabbed 18 Premier League goals, and his scoring records around the world make him a difficult choice to bet against.
However, he has started just once so far this season for the Red Devils, netting just once in a substitute appearance against Everton.
Because of this, he is considered a long shot for the award, with Bet365 offering odds of 200/1 for him to clinch the golden boot that he narrowly missed out on last season.
Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) - 33/1
Last on the list is Arsenal’s latest forward recruit, in the form of Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian has swapped a bit-part role at Manchester City for a central berth at the Emirates Stadium this summer, and it could do his goalscoring wonders.
However, the 25-year-old has never managed more than 14 goals in a league season in England, and hasn’t hit double figures in either of Manchester City’s last two Premier League campaigns.
Though he drew a blank in the first game of the season he has scored five goals so far this campaign.
However, the form of Haaland has seen his odds lengthen from 12/1 to 33/1, making him the Bookies; current third choice for the accolade.