With the Premier League heading into its second international break, it seems fit to have a look at who is expected to be battling out for the golden boot in May. Harry Kane has won the prestigious award for the last two seasons scoring an impressive 29 goals in 30 games last term to pip Romelu Lukaku to the award.

With Lukaku heading to Manchester United the race for the boot is expected to be highly contested, with this season being full of major talking points and controversies. Both Manchester clubs have started the season in sparkling form with them having identical records winning six and drawing one of their opening six games.

Goals have been flowing for familiar faces, as well as new signings making an impressive impact finding the back of the net with heavy score lines being a heavy theme in the early stages of the season. With over ten days until the next set of fixtures, it seems fitting to have a closer look at the contenders for this season's Golden Boot Award.

The front runners

One of the favourites is Kane, the Tottenham forward struggled in August as he failed to hit the net in his three outings, but his recent form has made him one of the most talked about forwards in world football. Since September he has hit 11 goals in just six matches, with six of them coming in the league it has put him in a good position to retain the trophy if he and Spurs can continue their impressive recent form.

Last year's runner-up Lukaku is sure to be at the top of the charts at some point during this season, following his £90m move to Manchester United, he is guaranteed to be supplied with more chances to score than he was at Everton. He has scored 11 goals in the first 10 outings for United beating Sir Bobby Charlton's record and currently sits top of the Premier League goalscoring table with 7 goals.

Sergio Aguero is no stranger to winning the Golden Boot, winning the award in his sides victorious 2014/2015 season with an impressive 26 goals in his 31 games. In a new found front two with Gabriel Jesus, the Argentine has made a superb start to the season scoring six goals in his first six games. However, a recent rib injury suffered in a car crash is rumoured to keep Aguero out for 4-6 weeks so may see him lose ground on the other contenders.

A newcomer to England this season, Alvaro Morata came with a reputation having endured successful goal-laden spells abroad with Juventus and Real Madrid. Looking to fill the void expected from the departure of Diego Costa, the Spaniard hit the ground running with six goals before the international break. Like Aguero, Morata's impact on the scoring chart may well be hindered by injury after he was seen limping off against Manchester City clutching his hamstring.

The outsiders

Every season there is an unexpected player lurking around the top of the goalscoring charts, Alexandre Lacazette has taken to life slowly at the Emirates scoring three goals in his first seven appearances, with all of his goals coming at the Emirates stadium.

The Frenchmen was one of the most clinical forwards in Ligue 1 during his time with Lyon and if he were to find his feet sooner rather than later in England, the goals will surely begin to flow for the Arsenal man.

Gabriel Jesus was so impressive since his move to Manchester City in January it prompted manager Pep Guardiola to change to a 3-5-2 formation. Featuring alongside the experienced Aguero, Jesus adapted to life quickly in England, with the 20-year-old netting 12 goals in his opening 20 games. With four goals already to his name this season and Aguero facing time on the sidelines, the Brazilian will surely become Guardiola's, main man.

Two solid seasons running in this campaign for Jamie Vardy surely puts him as one of The Outsiders for the boot, with 24 goals in Leicester's historic 2015-2016 title-winning campaign, he backed it up with 13 goals last term in a struggling Foxes side. With his raw pace and willingness to work hard causing every Premier League team problems, the England international has started off the season in fine fettle with 5 goals in his opening 7 games.