Goal.com readers back Torres to pip Rooney & Aguero to golden boot

Despite a poor 18 months at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard has been tipped to repeat the form he showed for his country at this summer's Euro 2012
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been backed by Goal.com readers to win the Premier League golden boot this season.

The Spain international, who has endured a rollercoaster of ups and downs since his £50 million move to Stamford Bridge has been tipped to beat his peers to the accolade with a majority of 21.34% of votes.

He was closely followed by Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney who came second with 21.1%.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero came third with 18.1% of readers believing he can repeat his goal-scoring heroics from last term.

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Robin van Persie, who is hoping to leave Arsenal this summer and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez complete the top five with 15.86% and 13.58% respectively.

The result shows that readers believe that Torres will continue his Euro 2012 form, as he picked up the Golden Boot in Poland and Ukraine while La Roja marched to an historic title.

Torres only managed six league goals last season but with the Blues' attack strengthened and following the departure of Didier Drogba, the Spaniard is tipped to shine.