Premier League

Who has the most shots per game in the Premier League?

Some players naturally have more attempts on goal than others, but who has the most, and who is successful...

2:10pm on Friday 15th January 2021
Martin Macdonald

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has the most shots on goal per 90 minutes of any player in the Premier League who has played more than 500 minutes this season.

The Belgian has only scored three times in the league in 2020/21, but certainly not for a lack of trying, as he averages 4.2 shots on goal per game.

Overall, his conversion rate is down at 10%.

Out of his 4.2 shots on goal per game, only 1.6 are on target for an accuracy success rate of 38%.

Second on the list is Leeds centre-forward Patrick Bamford, who has enjoyed a fine season upon his side's return to the top flight, scoring 17 goals in 17 starts,

On average, he has 4.0 shots on goal per 90, with 1.7 hitting the target. His conversion rate is slightly better than Benteke's, coming in at 15%.

Surprisingly, the player with the worst conversion rate, by far, on our leaderboard is Man City superstar Kevin De Bruyne, who converts just 5% of his strikes on goal.

He averages 3.9 shots on goal, with 1.3 hitting the target and 1.3 being blocked. The large number of blocks do play a part in his conversion rate, as his accuracy is actually at 33%.

Like De Bruyne, Aleksandar Mitrovic hits 3.9 shots on goal per 90, though his accuracy is down at 29%, while his conversion rate is only slightly better than the Belgian's at 6%.

Harry Kane has turned into more of a provider than a goalscorer this season, as he leads the charts for the most assists recorded in Europe's top five leagues in 2020/21.

He still loved having a pop at goal, though, with him hitting 3.8 strikes per game with 1.5 hitting the target. Out of the top five players with the most shots on goal per game, he has the best conversion rate at 17%.

Below him, Bruno Fernandes and Mohamed Salah have conversion rates of 20% and 24% from 3.6 shots on target each per game.

Premier League - Most Shots on Goal P90

*Players who have played over 500 minutes only
PlayerTeamShots P90Conversion Rate
Christian BentekeCrystal Palace4.210%
Patrick BamfordLeeds415%
Kevin De BruyneMan City3.95%
Aleksandar MitrovicFulham3.95%
Harry KaneTottenham3.817%
Mohamed SalahLiverpool3.624%
Bruno FernandesMan Utd2.620%

Taking away the filter of players who have played 500 minutes or more in the Premier League this season, then it would be Aston Villa's Anwar El Ghazi with the most shots on target per game with 5.0.

He very nearly makes the list, having played 481 minutes so far.

2020/21 Premier League: Standings, Matches, Team Stats, Player Stats

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