Everyone loves a top goal scorer. But how much does their goal tally tell you about their ability?
A striker is no longer a striker these days. The out-and-out goal poacher is close to extinction and strikers are expected to do more in the attacking game of today including assisting and linking play for attacking midfielders.
It is therefore fitting that we should look at the top 10 striker of the Premier League this season not based on their goals scored, but on the Player Performance Index*.
The complicated algorithm leaves selfish goal hangers with nowhere to hide.
Who comes top and who is languishing behind?
Click on to find out.
*The top 10 has come courtesy of EA Sports' player performance index (PPI) - the only index recognised by the Premier League.