Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
In determining which were the best "partnerships", players did not both have to be strikers to qualify; this list aims to rank the club team-mates who contributed most in front of goal together on a season-by-season basis.
As such, a striker and a No. 10 would be classed as much of a partnership as an inside wide forward and central target man, or two centre-forwards playing together.
"Prolific" naturally states that the duo must have hit the net regularly throughout the Premier League season, so only partnerships where both players made the top 10 scorers for a season will be eligible for criteria.
In other words, a world class strike-force with one scoring 50 goals and the other assisting 40 of them, but only scoring two himself, would not make the grade—this is all about those who both contribute in beating the keeper.
Where a player played for more than one club in the season, only his goals for the same team as his partner are counted. Where three players (or more) made the top 10 scorers, only the top two are counted as the main partnership.
If multiple partnerships tally the same number of goals, the one with a higher individual score for the top scorer out of the pairing is ranked highest.
Honourable Mentions: A random selection of those who missed out
1996-97: Ravanelli and Juninho, Middlesborough, 28 goals
1998-99: Owen and Fowler, Liverpool, 32 goals
2002-03: Viduka and Kewell, Leeds United, 34 goals
2007-08: Berbatov and Keane, Tottenham Hotspur, 30 goals
2010-11: Berbatov and Hernandez, Manchester United, 33 goals
2013-14 so far: Toure and Aguero, Manchester City, 33 goals