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There’s expected to be a massive race for the Golden Boot this season, with Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo among the favourites to be the highest scorers this season.
However, former Tottenham and England striker Darren Bent has backed Lukaku to score more goals than Ronaldo.
According to Bent, Lukaku will be the main scorer for Chelsea but Manchester United’s goals will be split across many of their forward players.
“I think when you look at Chelsea and you look at the goals they get, I think a lot of them will go through Lukaku,” he told talkSPORT.
“Where as yes, we know how good Ronaldo is, but Mason Greenwood is going to chip in with some, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford when he comes back, Cavani. See he [Ronaldo] might not even play [all the games], but if Lukaku is fit he’s playing.
“You look at Lukaku, Chelsea brought him for a purpose in terms of he has to play. That was the missing piece of the jigsaw for me and he’s already 1-0 up [in goals vs Ronaldo], he’s already got a head start.”