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3 Premier League strikers that have flown under the radar

25 March 2020 | Premier League | Opinion
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3 Premier League strikers that have flown under the radar
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With the postponement of the majority of football leagues across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, not least the English Premier League, we have the opportunity to take stock of the season so far, and in particular, a few of the leading strikers in the top flight who have flown under the radar in terms of performances.

We are all familiar with the household names of Jamie Vardy (19 goals), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (17 goals), Salah (16 goals), Aguero (16 goals), Mane (14 goals) etc, and the list goes on. But there are three strikers that may not so quickly come to mind when considering the best finishers in the division.

Firstly, we take a look at Danny Ings (Southampton) who has notched a total of 15 goals to date for the south coast club and his contribution has helped steer Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side away from relegation danger so far this season.

Ings has contributed 42.8% of the total of Southampton’s goals in this campaign and his shots per goal per game currently stands at 2.3.

Ings, whose career includes playing for Bournemouth, Burnley, Liverpool and now Southampton, has scored a total of 79 goals from 240 appearances which has produced a goals/per game ratio of 32.9% or 1 goal per every 3 games.

Danny Ings has scored the 1st goal an incredible 13 times of his 15 goals.

Secondly, we take a look at Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) who has scored 13 goals to date for The Toffees and his goalscoring exploits have certainly taken off since the arrival of Italian manager, Carlo Ancelotti.

Calvert-Lewin scored in Ancelotti’s first game in charge of Everton which was a 1-0 home win over Burnley and the former England Under-23 striker hasn’t looked back since. The young forward has scored 8 goals in the 12 matches under Ancelotti and his total of 13 goals to date in the Premier League is already his largest haul of his career so far.

Calvert-Lewin has contributed 35% of Everton’s goals so far this term and has scored the 1st goal in 8 of his 13 goals.

Last but not least, we look at Chris Wood (Burnley) who has scored a total of 11 goals in this season’s top flight campaign and has been the most economic of all strikers in the Premier League to date this season in terms of shots per goal (of strikers that have scored double-figures) with a ratio of just 2 shots per game which is incredible.

Wood’s 11 goals have accounted for 32% of Burnley’s total of 34 goals to date and has contributed towards The Clarets’ solid mid-table position of 10th in the Premier League before the season was halted.

From a career that spans across no fewer than 10 clubs including West Brom, Leicester City, Leeds United and now Burnley, Wood has scored a total of 118 goals from 352 appearances which is also a touch over 1 goal per every 3 games.

Wood has scored the 1st goal in 8 of his 11 goals.

So, when the season finally gets underway again, keep an eye on these ‘foxes in the box’ as they look to fire their respective teams up the top flight table.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 82 29 27 1 1 66 21 45
2. Manchester City 57 28 18 3 7 68 31 37
3. Leicester City 53 29 16 5 8 58 28 30
4. Chelsea 48 29 14 6 9 51 39 12
5. Manchester United 45 29 12 9 8 44 30 14
6. Wolverhampton 43 29 10 13 6 41 34 7
7. Sheffield United 43 28 11 10 7 30 25 5
8. Tottenham 41 29 11 8 10 47 40 7
9. Arsenal 40 28 9 13 6 40 36 4
10. Burnley 39 29 11 6 12 34 40 -6
11. Crystal Palace 39 29 10 9 10 26 32 -6
12. Everton 37 29 10 7 12 37 46 -9
13. Newcastle United 35 29 9 8 12 25 41 -16
14. Southampton 34 29 10 4 15 35 52 -17
15. Brighton 29 29 6 11 12 32 40 -8
16. West Ham 27 29 7 6 16 35 50 -15
17. Watford 27 29 6 9 14 27 44 -17
18. Bournemouth 27 29 7 6 16 29 47 -18
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20. Norwich City 21 29 5 6 18 25 52 -27

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