Crowning the Premier League's Fiercest Forwards: Whose Stats Come Out on Top?

Well, it does what it says on the tin really. It's the stats; then the Premier League's top forwards. From number six... Clinching first place is Tottenham's Harry Kane. The 24-year-old has won the last two Premier League Golden Boot awards, and if the English phenomenon continues in the same vein of form - he could soon be making it three in a row. Attacking Kane is the Premier League's top scorer with 18 goals in 21 appearances for Spurs so far this season - the England striker is averaging...

Harry Kane: Tottenham

Clinching first place is Tottenham's Harry Kane. The 24-year-old has won the last two Premier League Golden Boot awards, and if the English phenomenon continues in the same vein of form - he could soon be making it three in a row. 


Attacking


Kane is the Premier League's top scorer with 18 goals in 21 appearances for Spurs so far this season - the England striker is averaging 0.86 goals per game, slightly higher than Liverpool's Salah. The 24-year-old has had a total of 124 shots (5.9 per game) - significantly higher than Salah's 82 - 47 of which have hit the target (2.2 per game) - leaving Kane with a shooting accuracy of 38%. The striker has missed nine big chances so far this season (0.4 per game) - six fewer than his Liverpool rival. 


Team Play


Kane has made a total of 389 passes (18.5 per game) with an accuracy of 74%. On average, the forward supplies 1 key pass per game; he ha contributed just the one assist but has created four big chances. Kane has also been rewarded with seven Man of the Match awards. 


Defensive


Since the start of the campaign, the England star has made 12 tackles (0.6 per game), blocked 37 shots (1.8 per game) and intercepted just the one pass. 


Discipline


Kane has received four yellow cards after committing 20 fouls (1 per game), he has also been found offside on 26 occasions (1.2 per game). 

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool

Liverpool signed forward Mohamed Salah from Roma for £32m in the summer. Salah has been a revelation since his return to the Premier League and has turned out to be the buy of the summer. 


Attacking


The former Chelsea man has scored 17 goals in 21 appearances for Liverpool since the season began - averaging 0.81 goals per game. In total, Salah has had 82 shots at goal (3.9 per game) with 41 of those hitting the target (2 per game) - his shooting accuracy is 50%. The Egypt international has missed 15 big chances this half-season (0.7 per game).  


Team Play


Salah has made a total of 561 passes (26.7 per game) with an accuracy of 77%. On average, the Egyptian has made 1.7 key passes per game, he has contributed five assists and created another seven big chances. He has also claimed five Man of the Match awards. 


Defensive


The 25-year-old has made three tackles (0.15 per game), blocked 16 shots (0.75 per game) and intercepted two passes (0.1 per game). 


Discipline


Salah is yet to receive a yellow or red car this season. He has only committed 11 fouls (0.5 per game) and has been found offside on 12 occasions (0.6 per game). 

Sergio Aguero: Manchester City

Sergio Aguero completed his move from Atletico Madrid to the Etihad in the summer of 2011 for a reported £38m. The Argentine has often struggled with injury; however, he has still been an excellent addition to both Manchester City and the Premier League.


Attacking


Aguero has notched 13 goals in 17 appearances for the Citizens so far - averaging 0.76 goals per game, just ahead of teammate Raheem Sterling. The striker has had a total of 67 shots (3.9 per game) with 28 finding the target, leaving him with a shooting accuracy of 42%. Aguero has missed 12 big chances (0.7 per game) - seven more than his teammate. 


Team Play 


The 29-year-old has made a total of 414 passes (24.4 per match) with an accuracy of 81%. On average, he has made 1.4 key passes per game. Aguero has four assists and has created a further nine big chances for his teammates. He has claimed two Man of the Match awards so far this season. 


Defensive


The Argentine forward has made seven tackles (0.4 per game), blocked 13 shots (0.7 per game) and intercepted four passes (0.2 per game).


Discipline


Aguero has received just the one yellow card since the start of the season. He has committed only eight fouls (0.5 per game) and has has been flagged offside on 12 occasions (0.7 per game).

Raheem Sterling: Manchester City

Manchester City signed Raheem Sterling from Liverpool in the summer of 2015 in a reported £50m deal. The 23-year-old struggled to showcase his talent initially; that has all changed this season under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. 


Attacking


Sterling has scored 14 times in 20 appearances for City so far - averaging 0.70 goals per game. The England international has tried his luck at goal 53 times (2.65 per game) with 21 of his shots hitting the target, leaving him with a shooting accuracy of 40% - lower than both Firmino's and Lukaku's. The former Liverpool man has missed five big chances (0.25 per game) - five less than Lukaku and one more than Firmino. 


Team Play


Sterling has made a total of 712 passes (35.6 per match) with an accuracy of 85%. On average, the 23-year-old has made 1.6 key passes per game. The 23-year-old has created six big chances as well as four assists. He has claimed three Man of the Match awards. 


Defence


The City striker has made a total of 10 tackles so far this season (0.5 per game), he has also blocked 12 shots (0.6 per game) and intercepted five passes (0.2 per game).


Discipline


Sterling has received one yellow card and one red card since the start of the season. He has also committed 25 fouls (1.3 per game) and been found offside eight times (0.4). 

Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United

Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton for an initial £75m in the summer. The striker has had somewhat of a mixed start to his United career.


Attacking 


Lukaku has scored 10 goals in 21 appearances so far this season, averaging 0.5 per match. The Belgian has had 61 attempts at goal (2.9 per game) with 28 of them on target - his shooting accuracy is 46%, slightly higher than Firmino's. Nevertheless, United's striker has missed 10 big chances (0.5 per game) - six more than his Liverpool rival. 


Team Play


Lukaku has made a total of 449 passes so far this season (21.3 per game) with an accuracy of 68%. On average, the Belgium international makes 1.1 key passes per game. The 24-year-old has provided his teammates with four assists and created another five big chances. He has also been rewarded two Man of the Match awards. 


Defence


The former Everton man has made a total of five tackles so far this season (0.2 per game), well below Firmino's 32. Lukaku has blocked a similar amount of shots as Firmino (11), however, he has only made one interception compared to the Brazilian's 11. 


Discipline


The Belgian has received two yellow cards and no red cards after committing a total of 24 fouls (1.1 per game). He has been flagged offside nine times (0.4 per game). 

Roberto Firmino: Liverpool

Liverpool signed Firmino from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015 for a £29m fee. The Brazilian international has taken some time to adapt to the Premier League; this season, however, the selfless 26-year-old is flourishing. 


Attacking


Firmino has scored nine goals in 21 appearances so far this season, averaging 0.4 goals per match. The forward has had 46 attempts at goal (2.2 per game) with 20 of them on target - leaving him with a shot accuracy of 43%.  The former Hoffenheim man has missed four big chances for the Reds (0.2 per game). 


Team Play


Firmino has made a total of 614 passes so far, averaging 29 per game with a pass accuracy of 72%.  He has made on average 1.6 key passes per game, and has created four assists and seven big chances. The 26-year old has also claimed one Man of the Match award. 


Defence


With a total of 32 tackles made, Firmino makes on average 1.5 tackles per game. The striker has also blocked 12 shots (0.6/game) and made 11 interceptions (0.5 per game).


Discipline


The Brazilian has received no cards so far this season, he has, however, committed a total of 31 fouls (1.5 per game), and has also been flagged offside six times (0.3 per game). 

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