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Week 34 Premier League Preview: Golden Boot

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Looking back and looking ahead as we approach the end of the season. Share your reflections on these hot topics.

Kane currently leads the way, but Vardy's right back in the Golden Boot conversation
Kane currently leads the way, but Vardy's right back in the Golden Boot conversation
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Which team has the best chance to finish fourth?

With the title race and relegation battle coming into clearer focus, let's turn our focus to the other important battle: Top 4. This particular milestone seems as open as ever, with quite a few teams still mathematically in with a chance. Current fourth-place team Manchester City look the most likely at the moment, but have a challenging schedule and could also continue on their journey in this season's Champions League campaign. Before their late capitulation to Spurs, Manchester United were hot on City's heels, and they'll be looking at their attractive upcoming fixtures as a way back into the top 4. Arsenal and West Ham United each added themselves into the mix after their draw this weekend, while even Liverpool could make a late push given their two games in-hand. So, which team do you see finishing fourth come season's end?

Who will win the race for the Golden Boot?

Jamie Vardy was running away with the competition in the first half of the season following his record-breaking run of consecutive games with a goal. However, the goals dried up for a spell and Harry Kane took advantage. Vardy brought Kane back into his sights It is looking like a two-horse race at this stage of the season with Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku a few goals back, but both strikers are capable of multi-goal games and can't be ruled out entirely. Who will claim the honor, and how many goals do you think they'll end up with?

Which manager will bring the most change over the summer?

We've got a number of high-profile new managers taking charge at the end of the season, as well as the first full summer transfer window for a few other bosses who took over mid-season. The highest-profile name is surely Pep Guardiola, who will succeed Manuel Pellegrini at Man City, while Antonio Conte will replace Guus Hiddink at Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp will have his opportunity to make his mark on his Liverpool squad along with Francesco Guidolin at Swansea and (if he can manage a miracle) Rafa Benitez at Newcastle. As each new arrival looks to adjust his squad to match his style of play and ambition, which team do you see making the most drastic personnel changes heading into next season?

Which players make your fantasy team of the season?

This topic will most likely be revisited as the season comes to a close (hopefully Miko will do his end-of-season awards as a Fanpost *nudge nudge wink wink*), but seeing as PFA nominations are being cast about this time of the season, let's jump in now. If you had to fill out a ballot for your team of the year, who would you choose? You can use any realistic formation and your team doesn't necessarily need to be a team that would perform well as a unit. For me, I think I would go with something like this:

Butland, Dawson, Alderweireld, Koscielny, Fuchs, Payet, Eriksen, Ozil, Mahrez, Kane, Vardy

If you could make your ideal fantasy game, what would it look like?

With so many fantasy formats out there, it's tough to find one that does everything you look for in a game. If you were in charge of making a new fantasy game that features everything you love most, what would you choose? Would there be a limit on weekly transfers? A bench? Complex scoring metrics? Captaincy?