The Premier League’s top 10 most clinical attackers so far this season

first_img 8. Angel Di Maria – 3.3 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for more – Undoubtedly Man United’s player of the season thus far, Angel Di Maria has hit the ground running since his British-record transfer to Old Trafford during the summer. While he has mustered just three goals for the Red Devils, the fact that they have come from only 10 attempts is very impressive 9 9 9 =5. Sergio Aguero and Saido Berahino – 3.2 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for more – Sergio Aguero’s haul against Tottenham took his league total for Man City to 61 in 95 Premier League appearances, but the Argentine has company in his efficiency infront of goal this season from West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The England youngster may have five goals to Aguero’s nine, but his have come from just 16 attempts, compared to 29 for his prolific counterpart. 9 =10. Alexis Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Fraizer Campbell – 3.7 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for to see the best of the rest – We kick off with a Premier League trio who boast the exact same attacking stats this season, despite all playing different positions. Alexis Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Fraizer Campbell have all scored three Premier League goals this season, coming from just 11 attempts in total. 3. Steven Naismith – 2.5 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for more – Perhaps one of the surprise packages of the season, Steven Naismith already has four goals to his name in the league for Everton so far. The Scottish international’s strikes have come from just 10 attempts on goal, giving him a hugely respectable conversion rate of 40 per-cent. 7. Nikica Jelavic – 3.25 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for more – The Croatian is susceptible to fallow periods in front of goal, but he has enjoyed a good start this season, finding the net four times for Hull. Encouraging for the Tigers is that his goals have come from just 13 attempts, boasting a conversion rate of 30.8 per-cent. 9 2. Diego Costa – 2.1 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for more – It should come as no surprise to see Diego Costa included in this list, such has been his success in front of goal for Chelsea. Nine goals in the league is a wonderful knock for this stage of the season, but equally impressive has been his shots-to-goals tally, with the Spaniard taking just 19 shots so far. 9 4. Diafra Sakho – 2.8 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for more – It’s hard to believe that Diafra Sakho was playing in the French second division last season, such has been his strong start to life in England. Not only has the West Ham man found the net five times in the league so far, his goals have come from just 14 attempts. 9. Nacer Chadli – 3.5 shots-per-goal – Click the arrow for more – Nacer Chadli has been one of Tottenham’s busier players this season and that is perhaps reflected best in his attempts on goal (14) and his scoring tally (Four). The Belgian has had more efforts than team mate Emmanuel Adebayor (10), and boasts a conversion rate of 28.6 per-cent. 9 9 Goals win matches, but sometimes almost equally important is how effective a striker is given a chance.Attackers tend to be measured by the amount they score, but the true value of an attacker must surely be in how likely they are to find the net with the ball at their feet?Man City star Sergio Aguero took his Premier League total to 61 goals in just 95 games for the reigning champions, as he put four past Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend. According to his statistics however, the Argentine did so with 11 attempts.But just who is the most clinical attacker in the league this season? Click the arrow to find out.All statistics courtesy of Opta and correct up to and including 19 October 2014 9 1. Leonardo Ulloa – Two shots-per-goal – He may have only arrived at Leicester in the summer, but Leonardo Ulloa looks like he’s been with the Foxes for years, such has been his quick adaptation to life at the club. The Argentine has bagged a respectable five goals this season, but it is his ruthlessness in front of goal that has been most impressive, taking just 10 shots in total.last_img

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