The Most Wasteful Striker In The Premier League - The Stats Show Arsenal And Liverpool Stars Should Be Topping Golden Boot Chart
A fascinating race for the Premier League Golden Boot is unfolding and it's Sergio Aguero topping the pile at the moment with 18 goals, but hot on his toes are a plethora of star strikers on 17 goals with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all one goal away from the Argentinean.
Delving deeper into the Premier League statistics shows that two of that aforementioned quartet have been far from impressive in front of goal this season, as Aubameyang and Salah have missed the most big chances in the English top-flight.
According to the Premier League's official website it's Arsenal's Aubameyang that has been the most wasteful in front of goal, as throughout the league campaign he has missed a staggering 19 big chances, while Salah is second on the list with 15 big chances missed.
Liken that record to the above-mentioned Aguero, who has only missed 10 chances all season then Messrs Aubameyang and Salah will feel they have missed a golden chance to top the golden boot charts.
While Salah has failed to fire in front of goal at times his attacking partner Mane, who is also sitting on 17 goals for the season, has only missed eight big chances, so Liverpool can thank the Senegalese star for being so impressive in front of goal in recent times as Salah's goalless run of form (one goal in last eight Premier League games) has been one of the reasons Jurgen Klopp's side have become second favourites for the title behind Manchester City.
Talking of City, their hotshot Sergio Aguero has only missed ten big chances during the league season, while Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is producing the same stats as Aguero as the England captain has only missed ten big chances.
So, while Aubameyang is scoring consistently for Arsenal, he still has significant room for improvement in front of goal, and if he could have slotted a few more balls into the back of the net then he would be soaring to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.
Other notable names towards the head of the Big Chances Missed chart include Callum Wilson, who has missed 15 for Bournemouth, while Aguero's strikepartner Gabriel Jesus has missed 14 big chances, which is a staggering number for a striker that has often played second fiddle to Aguero, so it's no surprise to see Pep Guardiola has opted to play Aguero as his first-choice striker.
Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku has missed 13 big chances, while Leicester City attacker Jamie Vardy has missed that same number in a fascinating list of names.