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The Script: Who will win the Premier League Golden Boot Race according to the stats

Mohamed Salah won the award for the second successive year last season, sharing the spoils with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal hot shot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Can the Egyptian claim the gong for a record-equalling third consecutive term?

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The 2019/20 Premier League season is upon us and that means the start of the race for the coveted Golden Boot award for the top flight's highest goalscorer.

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Ahead of the big kick-off, we reached out to the stats gurus at Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka, tasking them with producing a full script of the upcoming campaign based on all the available statistical evidence

So who do they believe will finish as the division's deadliest marksman?

Three players shared the award last year after Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalled Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane's tally of 22 goals.

Salah is sure to once again be in the hunt as the Egyptian looks to bag a record-equalling third consecutive Golden Boot.

The Liverpool star will be pushed all the way by a familiar cast of sharp shooters including Aubameyang, Mane, Sergio Aguero, Jamie Vardy, Alexandre Lacazette, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. 

Read this exclusive excerpt to find out who the 'big data' suggests will prevail - and when you're done, check out more from The Script.

 

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