Ranking every Premier League club's best striker by their goal-to-game ratio (20th-11th)

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford doesn't make the top 10!

What's the fairest way to judge a striker?

It's a mighty hard question to answer, as the position has evolved so much in recent years.

The invention of the 'false nine' and the impetus on being a creator - as well as a scorer - makes it slightly harder to judge the success of a striker in the modern era.

However, even with centre-forwards having to accept added responsibility, the best judge of their ability will always be goals and how regularly they come by.

If you can find the net every two to three games, you're doing pretty well.

With that in mind, we've decided to see how each current Premier League club's best striker ranks in this department.

We've crunched the numbers to find out their goal-to-game ratio and ranked them accordingly. Only Premier League goals scored count.

20. Newcastle - Joelinton

Games - 30

Goals - 2

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.06

Newcastle's striking options aren't exactly the best. The Brazilian at least ended his horrendous goal drought yesterday against Sheffield United.

19. Sheffield United - Ollie McBurnie

Games - 44

Goals - 4

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.09

The Blades are flying in 2019/20, but their strikers don't exactly score for fun, with £17.5m signing McBurnie averaging a goal every 11 games in the Premier League...

McBurnie in action

18. Crystal Palace - Jordan Ayew

Games - 129

Goals - 25

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.19

Ayew's eye-for-goal has improved dramatically since his permanent move to Palace. Sadly, his sub-par spells with Aston Villa and Swansea mean the Ghanian's ratio is pretty rank.

17. Everton - Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Games - 106

Goals - 24

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.22

Calvert-Lewin has only become Everton's main man up top this season, so his lacklustre ratio can be forgiven. After all, he's scored 13 goals in 28 games this season!

16. Aston Villa - Wesley

Games - 21

Goals - 5

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.24

Before picking up a serious knee injury, Wesley didn't look too bad in a Villa shirt, scoring a goal every four games.

15. Brighton - Glenn Murray

Games - 144

Goals - 37

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.25

Scoring a goal every four games over the time period that Murray has is a mighty impressive achievement - especially with a team like Brighton.

Murray with Brighton

14. West Ham - Sebastien Haller

Games - 27

Goals - 7

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.26

We expected more from Haller. The former Eintracht Frankfurt striker really hasn't lived up to his £40m price tag.

13. Watford - Troy Deeney

Games - 155

Goals - 43

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.27

Deeney is far from the most prolific striker, but what he brings to Watford is leadership and that really is irreplaceable.

=11. Chelsea - Tammy Abraham

Games - 59

Goals - 18

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.30

Not a bad return at all, with 13 of Abraham's goals coming in just 26 Premier League games this season for Chelsea.

=11. Manchester United - Marcus Rashford

Games - 134

Goals - 41

Goal-to-game ratio - 0.30

Once again, a very healthy return. Rashford's also spent a considerable part of his young career out wide, which arguably makes his ratio with United more impressive.

Rashford in action


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