Premier League: Most lethal strikers

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The end of a season is met with woeful cries as fans and players alike set their sights on next season with a hope of standing out from the crowd, and while the Premier League's most prolific strikers such as Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez are household names thanks to their lethal finishing - who is the most lethal statistically? 

Javier Hernandez (Manchester United) | Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) | Darren Bent (Aston Villa) | Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) - 0.42 goals-per-game 

This group includes some names which may come as a surprise. All four stars showcase an impressive average of 0.42 goals a game.

Hernandez has netted 32 times in 76 league appearances over three seasons, tying him with Bent (102 in 244), Berbatov (89 in 210) and Tevez (84 in 200). 

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) | Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham) - 0.43 goals-per-game 

Yes - it's true. While they both have been undergoing an unfortunate streak that has seen them score less goals and attract extensive criticism as a result, Adebayor has a respectable 83 goals in 195 matches in the Premier League while Torres boasts 79 in 183, which he has his Liverpool days to thank. 

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - 0.45 goals-per-game

The English international may have a future ahead of him full of uncertainty following his latest transfer speculation, however his time at Manchester United has cemented his place as one of the Premier League's most prolific strikers. 

Rooney enjoys an impressive 156 goals in 345 games split between his time with Everton and United. 

Demba Ba (Chelsea) | 0.48 goals-per-game

The Chelsea hitman has only graced the Premier League for a short amount of time, however thanks to his clinical finishing he has netted 38 goals in 79 matches giving him a ratio of 0.48 goals-per-game. 

The question is however, can Ba keep it up?

Luis Suarez (Liverpool) | 0.49 goals-per-game 

Suarez has a reputation of being a very controversial player for both club and country, not to mention recent transfer speculation regarding his future, however stats don't lie. 

The Uruguayan striker's lethal finishing in his two year stint with Liverpool has rightly so given him an impressive reputation following his 38 goals in 77 matches, 23 of which happened this season. 

Robin van Perise (United) | 0.52 goals-per-game

Falling short as the Premier Leagues most lethal finisher, it's hard to see how considering he has found the net 121 times in 231 appearances. 

Following his £24m switch to United, the Dutchman has put critics to rest following a season that resulted in snatching the Golden Boot - so who tops that?

Sergio Aguero (City) | 0.55 goals-per-game 

While only enjoying his second season in England, the second of which was savaged with injury - the Argentinian international has become the Premier League's most lethal finisher following an outstanding 34 goals in 62 matches giving him an average of 0.55 goals-per-game. 

Which strikers do you see as the Premier League's most dangerous? Voice your opinion in the comments section below.

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