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An Expected Goals Per Shot Table Of Every Striker In Europe Reveals Some Surprising Results

An Expected Goals Per Shot Table Of Every Striker In Europe Reveals Some Surprising Results

A table containing the xG metrics of strikers in the top five European leagues has emerged based on this season's form.

The below findings are calculated from shot volume, shot quality (xG per shot) and over/under-performance of xG from those who have played over 540 minutes in the 2019/20 campaign.

Image: MRKT Insights
Image: MRKT Insights

A number of players have notably overshot their expected goals per game, including Chelsea's in-form striker Tammy Abraham, who has netted 11 times under Frank Lampard this season.

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Timo Werner from RB Leipzig is also performing admirably, while Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) and Luis Suarez (Barcelona) have also overshot their xG.

Notable mentions go out to Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), who have also exceeded their expected goals per game.

And, as you can see from the table, Cristiano Ronaldo has a lot of shots and not many expected goals per shot.

Image: PA
Image: PA
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In terms of those who have failed to score as much as their cut-above shot quality suggests, Islam Slimani from Monaco has struggled, while Luuk de Jong (Sevilla) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) also feature.

Here is a thread from Twitter user @insightMrkt explaining the results:


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Thoughts on the above results?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Football, Strikers, Tammy Abraham, Cristiano Ronaldo

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.