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Probably the greatest strikers to play in the Premier League are:
1) Nicholas Anelka
2) Michael Owen
3) Eric Cantona
4) Gianfranco Zola
5) Dennis Bergkamp
6) Robbie Fowler
7) Ruud Van Nistlerooy
8) Thierry Henry
You may argue a couple of these played just behind the front man but are still worth a mention as forward players.
The best I have ever seen is Ruud Van Nistlerooy, he was devastatingly lethal. Who would you rate as the best striker you've seen in the Premier League?
When you said Greatest, I reckon you mean someone who is a Legend in the Premier League and his respective club, not necessary someone who scored the most or with the "greatest footballing skills"; so here is my top 3 with no standing order:
i) Thierry Henry
ii) Eric Cantona
iii) Alan Shearer
Fernando Torres is in the making!! Ruud scored 23 in his debut season (EPL record for a foreign player) and now Torres has scored 19. He will definitely surpass Ruud's record, providing he stay fits until the end of the season.
Are these meant to be in descending order? Surely not. I wouldn't even have Anelka in my top 8.
I believe the most naturally gifted striker ever to grace the EPL is Dennis Berkgamp. He has scored some of the memorable goals I've ever seen, both for Arsenal and for his country at the World Cup. His goal-scoring record lags some way behind some of others ahead of him, but some of the things he did just left you gasping!