The best Premier League striker is revealed and it's probably not the first name you'd think of

Seni Oyewumi

EA Sports have released data revealing just which striker is the most prolific in front of goal in the entire Premier League.

A number of strikers have been in superb form this season with Romelu Lukaku leading the way as top goalscorer with 21 goals, Tottenham's Harry Kane has scored 19 goals followed by Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez with 18 and then Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 15 goals in his debut season in England.

Romelu Lukaku Awarded with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month
Romelu Lukaku Awarded with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month


Despite all the players above reaching double figures in goals scored this season, none of them are statistically the best striker in the league. Rather, Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is the man who can boast to be the most prolific striker in the top tier of English football. 

Giroud has scored seven goals in the Premier League this season, however, out of all the players who have scored seven or more goals, Data courtesy of EA SPORTS shows that he possesses the most impressive minutes per goal ratio with an overall ratio of a goal every 97.1 minutes. 

Spurs and England striker Harry Kane is the only other striker in the league to have scored seven or more goals and possess a goal to minutes ratio less than 100, but only just as his ratio is 99.7. 


The Premier League's top goal scorer Lukaku is the 3rd most prolific this season with a ratio of 121.3 while Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is the 4th most prolific with a ratio of 127.3, which is rather surprising considering he has the best goals to minute ratio in the history of the Premier League.

To show further just how impressive Olivier Giroud has been for Arsenal this season, the Frenchman is top of the table in terms of minutes per headed goal as he has been recorded to score with his head once ever 155.4 minutes. 

Leicester City's Islam Slimani is 2nd place in the ratio table, but takes over an extra 90 minutes to score with his head.

Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League.

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