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Numbers game: Race for the Golden Boot

EVER PRESENT: Fernandinho has played every Premier League minute

EVER PRESENT: Fernandinho has played every Premier League minute

Continuing our stats focus of the opening weeks' work...

Taking a close look at the numbers behind the performances, this time with the facts and figures behind the goals...

Top five Premier League goal-scorers plus shots

Diego Costa (Chelsea) 6 goals from 7 games (22 shots, 13 on target) 

Sergio Aguero (City) 5 goals from 5 games (26 shots, 11 on target)

Michail Antonio (West Ham) 5 goals from 7 games (27 shots, 9 on target)

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 5 goals from 6 games (21 shots, 13 on target)

Raheem Sterling (City) 4 goals from 7 games (16 shots, 8 shots)

Also with 4 goals: Etienne Capoue, Jermain Defoe, Leroy Fer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, James Milner, Alexis Sanchez, Son Heung Min

DEADLY DUO: Raheem and Sergio

 

 

Chelsea's Costa leads the way in the early stages of the Golden Boot race. The in-form Spain international has played two more games than Sergio who served a three-match domestic ban last month. His on-target shot ratio of 59% iis better than Aguero who is currently on 42%.

Behind Kun in third is West Ham's Antonio whose impressive start to the campaign has come in a Hammers side struggling to find form. Everton's Lukaku has the best shooting accuracy of all the leaders with the Belgian finding the target with 62% of his attempts.

Raheem Sterling's accuracy ratio of 50% comes from one in two of his 16 shots finding the target and half of those find the back of the net!

Watch all of Sergio's goals this season...

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Sergio breakdown:

5 Goals

125 Successful passes

3 Penalties

1 Headed goal

4 Right footed goals

11 Shots on target

1 Hit woodwork

 

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