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Which Manchester United player is the league’s deadliest and who has put the most cash in your pocket? Find out now with our table of prolific players

We've crunched the figures to find out which Premier League star is the most lethal in front of goal, and who you should be backing to find the onion bag each week

by Josh Powell | October 7, 2015

Eight games into the season and the wheat is starting to separate itself from the chaff – the chaff mostly made up by Chelsea players and anyone disguising themselves as a footballer in the North East. Sergio Aguero has surprised nobody by banging in six goals, while Jamie Vardy at Leicester, Watford’s Odion Ighalo and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson have shown no fear of relegation this season by hammering in a bucket-load of goals in the opening two months.

But which of the Premier League’s players is the deadliest in front of goal, and which star has put the most cash in your pocket so far this season?

Sergio Aguero scores v Norwich

To work this out, we’ve looked at every player in the top flight who has attempted five shots or more – that’s a massive 155 players. We’ve evaluated this against the number of shots they’ve had on target to work out how accurate they are, and measured it against the number of goals they’ve scored to figure out how deadly they are when they get a sniff of goal. We’ve also measured how much you’d be up (or down) if you stuck £5 on each of them to score first every week this season, and the results might just surprise you…

  • Manchester United’s teenage sensation Anthony Martial is the top flight’s deadliest player with three goals from just six shots giving him a conversion rate of 50 per cent. He’s closely followed by Norwich defender Russell Martin (42.86 per cent), while Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson (41.67 per cent) rounds out the top three.
  • There’s a three-way tie for least deadly, with Aaron Ramsey, Jonjo Shelvey and Troy Deeney all attempting 21 shots this season without finding the onion bag.
  • The accuracy award goes to Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke who has knocked in three goals this campaign and has hit the target with 11 of his 13 shots – an impressive 84.62 per cent.
  • Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic is the man you least want lining up a shot at goal. 11 players on our list have failed to register a shot on target, but Ivanovic has taken by far and away the most shots, with all 11 of his attempts failing to test the keeper.
  • However it’s another Chelsea defender who has put the most cash in your pocket this season. Kurt Zouma’s opener at home to Arsenal is his only goal of the season, but a €5 bet on him every week would have left you with a profit of 165.00. Eric Dier and Russell Martin are tied for second (€130), with a total of 34 players on our list in the black.

Ball hits the net

The full list of data is below, and thanks to some coding wizardy you can sort and filter using the search bar. Type in a team, position or player to get a fancy breakdown and revel in the surprising number of profitable Crystal Palace players.

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Player Name Club Position On Target % Conv. Rate P&L
Callum WilsonBournemouthStriker58.33%41.67%€42.5
Georginio WijnaldumNewcastleMidfielder64.71%35.29%€-51.25
Russell MartinNorwichDefender40%30%€176.25
Saido BerahinoWest BromStriker50%30%€-5
Anthony MartialManchester UnitedStriker63.64%27.27%€-63.125
Arouna KoneEvertonStriker52.63%26.32%€-106.25
Andre AyewSwanseaMidfielder56.52%26.09%€5.625
Jamie VardyLeicesterStriker46.3%24.07%€140
Steven FletcherSunderlandStriker41.18%23.53%€-43.75
Mame Biram DioufStokeStriker84.62%23.08%€-61.875
James MorrisonWest BromMidfielder61.54%23.08%€-68.75
Romelu LukakuEvertonStriker45.24%21.43%€-49.375
Dimitri PayetWest HamMidfielder45.83%20.83%€-30.625
Cheikhou KouyateWest HamMidfielder40%20%€41.25
RamiresChelseaMidfielder50%20%€10
Danny IngsLiverpoolStriker50%20%€-8.75
Toby AlderweireldTottenhamDefender60%20%€-13.75
Laurent KoscielnyArsenalDefender50%20%€-45
Sergio AgueroManchester CityStriker45.71%20%€-49.125
Dieumerci MbokaniNorwichStriker40%20%€-71.875
Daniel SturridgeLiverpoolStriker50%20%€-83.125
Riyad MahrezLeicesterMidfielder41.67%19.44%€-71.25
Olivier GiroudArsenalStriker45.95%18.92%€23.75
Christian BentekeLiverpoolStriker40.91%18.18%€-56.25
Odion IghaloWatfordStriker35.9%17.95%€13.125
Kevin De BruyneManchester CityMidfielder47.06%17.65%€-18.75
Manuel LanziniWest HamMidfielder26.09%17.39%€39.38
Juan MataManchester UnitedMidfielder34.78%17.39%€-50
Nathan RedmondNorwichMidfielder34.78%17.39%€-76.25
Mauro ZarateWest HamMidfielder50%16.67%€-47.5
Shinji OkazakiLeicesterStriker33.33%16.67%€-70
Jermain DefoeSunderlandStriker55.56%16.67%€-97.5
Marko ArnautovicStokeMidfielder26.32%15.79%€30
Harry KaneTottenhamStriker46.15%15.38%€-33.75
Raheem SterlingManchester CityMidfielder42.31%15.38%€-48.75
Jordan AyewAston VillaStriker38.46%15.38%€-65
Ayoze PerezNewcastleStriker30%15%€-18.75
Yohan CabayeCrystal PalaceMidfielder33.33%14.81%€-34.375
Dusan TadicSouthamptonDefender23.81%14.29%€-65
Glenn MurrayBournemouthStriker64.29%14.29%€-76.875
Ross BarkleyEvertonMidfielder40.54%13.51%€-39.375
Jonathan WaltersStokeStriker33.33%13.33%€-50.625
Erik LamelaTottenhamMidfielder33.33%13.33%€-98.75
Graziano PelleSouthamptonStriker26.09%13.04%€4.38
Diego CostaChelseaStriker39.13%13.04%€-55
Jeremain LensSunderlandMidfielder25%12.5%€-105
Bafetimbi GomisSwanseaStriker38.24%11.76%€-61.875
Dele AlliTottenhamMidfielder33.33%11.11%€0.63
Alexis SanchezArsenalMidfielder30.91%10.91%€-54.375
Aleksandar MitrovicNewcastleStriker31.58%10.53%€-19.38
WillianChelseaMidfielder36.84%10.53%€-61.25
Cameron JeromeNorwichStriker26.32%10.53%€-73.125
Dan GoslingBournemouthMidfielder26.32%10.53%€-76.25
Rudy GestedeAston VillaStriker24.14%10.34%€-57.5
Jose FonteSouthamptonDefender30%10%€82.5
Diafra SakhoWest HamStriker36.67%10%€-90.625
Daryl JanmaatNewcastleDefender60%10%€-97.5
Rickie LambertWest BromStriker20%10%€-121.25
FalcaoChelseaStriker40%10%€-123.75
Bakary SakoCrystal PalaceMidfielder52.38%9.52%€-14.38
Kurt ZoumaChelseaDefender18.18%9.09%€126.25
Philippe CoutinhoLiverpoolMidfielder30.91%9.09%€33.13
Yannick BolasieCrystal PalaceMidfielder40.91%9.09%€-15
Sadio ManeSouthamptonMidfielder40%8.57%€-95.625
Son Heung-MinTottenhamMidfielder50%8.33%€-9.38
Victor MosesWest HamMidfielder8.33%8.33%€-58.75
Troy DeeneyWatfordStriker27.78%8.33%€-65.625
Marc PughBournemouthMidfielder41.67%8.33%€-116.25
Christian EriksenTottenhamMidfielder45.83%8.33%€-120
Wayne RooneyManchester UnitedStriker36%8%€-106.875
Wilfried BonyManchester CityStriker32%8%€-123.75
Gylfi SigurdssonSwanseaMidfielder26.92%7.69%€-65.625
Theo WalcottArsenalMidfielder46.15%7.69%€-67.5
OscarChelseaMidfielder30.77%7.69%€-86.25
Roberto FirminoLiverpoolMidfielder46.15%7.69%€-103.75
Salomon RondonWest BromStriker33.33%7.41%€-10
Jack GrealishAston VillaMidfielder28.57%7.14%€-55
Almen AbdiWatfordMidfielder42.86%7.14%€-115
Memphis DepayManchester UnitedMidfielder34.48%6.9%€-42.5
Jeffrey SchluppLeicesterDefender26.67%6.67%€-53.75
Ryan MasonTottenhamMidfielder46.67%6.67%€-55
Joshua KingBournemouthMidfielder40%6.67%€-61.25
Nemanja MaticChelseaMidfielder33.33%6.67%€-87.5
Aleksandar KolarovManchester CityDefender31.25%6.25%€1.25
Matt RitchieBournemouthMidfielder18.75%6.25%€-52.5
Nacer ChadliTottenhamMidfielder25%6.25%€-100.625
Mesut OzilArsenalMidfielder37.5%6.25%€-117.5
Yaya ToureManchester CityMidfielder28.57%5.71%€-121.875
James MilnerLiverpoolMidfielder33.33%5.56%€-48.75
Jonny HowsonNorwichMidfielder38.89%5.56%€-70
Marc AlbrightonLeicesterMidfielder21.05%5.26%€-108.75
Robbie BradyNorwichMidfielder38.1%4.76%€-60
PedroChelseaMidfielder13.04%4.35%€-40
Aaron RamseyArsenalMidfielder29.63%3.7%€-97.5
Jonjo ShelveySwanseaMidfielder27.27%3.03%€-117.5
Bradley JohnsonNorwichMidfielder20%0%€-40
Daniel DrinkwaterLeicesterMidfielder29.41%0%€-70
Santi CazorlaArsenalMidfielder31.82%0%€-80
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenalMidfielder16.67%0%€-110
Kevin MirallasEvertonMidfielder40%0%€-120
Dwight GayleCrystal PalaceStriker30%0%€-120
Ibrahim AfellayStokeMidfielder27.27%0%€-120
Eden HazardChelseaMidfielder23.53%0%€-120
Xherdan ShaqiriStokeMidfielder16.67%0%€-120
Branislav IvanovicChelseaDefender0%0%€-120
Cesc FabregasChelseaMidfielder41.18%0%€-130
Jesus NavasManchester CityMidfielder40%0%€-130
Chris BruntWest BromMidfielder36.36%0%€-130
Jay RodriguezSouthamptonStriker30.77%0%€-130
Adam LallanaLiverpoolMidfielder28.57%0%€-130
Moussa SissokoNewcastleStriker27.27%0%€-130
Victor WanyamaSouthamptonMidfielder23.08%0%€-130
James Ward-ProwseSouthamptonMidfielder18.18%0%€-130
Jason PuncheonCrystal PalaceMidfielder17.39%0%€-130
Etienne CapoueWatfordMidfielder15%0%€-130
Charlie AdamStokeMidfielder13.33%0%€-130
Ashley WestwoodAston VillaMidfielder8.33%0%€-130

 

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