Manchester United’s Robin van Persie, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale are leading the way when it comes to the Premier League scoring charts, but they’re lagging behind when it comes to accuracy.
In fact, when it comes to shooting accuracy in the Premier League, Van Persie, Suarez and Bale aren’t even in the top ten.
According to new data from Opta published by talkSPORT, the top ten of most accurate shooters in the Premier League contains some less expected names.
It could be that the top strikers get the most chances and so have more shots, making it more difficult to have a high accuracy percentage.
Whatever the reason, the three most prolific scorers in the league miss out – check out the top ten below…
10 – Frank Lampard, Chelsea
Shots on target: 27 out of 46.
9 – Theo Walcott, Arsenal
Shots on target: 30 out of 51.
8 – Romelu Lukaku, West Brom (on loan from Chelsea)
Shots on target: 40 out of 67.
7 – Loic Remy, QPR
Shots on target: 14 out of 23
6 – Eden Hazard, Chelsea
Shots on target: 26 out of 42
5 – Shaun Maloney, Wigan Athletic
Shots on Target: 24 out of 38
4 – Shinji Kagawa, Manchester United
Shots on target: 9 out 14
3 – Javier Hernandez, Manchester United
Shots on target: 20 out of 31
2 – Steven Fletcher, Sunderland
Shots on target: 28 out of 43
1 – Wayne Routledge, Swansea City
Shots on target: 14 out of 16
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