Who has missed the most chances in the Premier League this season? Here are the top 5!
For any team that has its eyes on the coveted Premier League trophy, it is important to have a proven goalscorer in the squad. No team can win trophies without having a strong attack and while scoring goals is easier said than done, most of these players often miss out on several chances than make a lot of us cry out in frustration. As per a report from the Daily Star, here are 5 players who have missed out on a lot of chances so far this season.
Christian Benteke and Mohamed Salah – missed 18 chances
The two players top the list when it comes to the number of chances missed. It is interesting that one player belongs to a club that has struggled while the other is being regarded as one of the best players in the league this season. A lot has been said about how Salah’s finishing needs work and this more than proves the same. However, unlike Benteke, Salah has actually managed to go out and net 22 goals in the league until now, which is the second-highest in the tally of league goals so far.
Alvaro Morata and Harry Kane – missed 14 chances
Once again, Morata has blown hot and cold throughout the season whereas Kane is the top scorer in the league at present. Yet, it is noteworthy that they have missed the same amount of chances. Kane clearly averages a lot more shots per game when compared to Morata and the Chelsea man has just failed to hit the ground running ever since he completed a sensational summer move to join them last year. Kane, on the other hand, continues to go from strength-to-strength for Spurs.
Sergio Aguero and Alexandre Lacazette – missed 12 chances
Lacazette was a pivotal figure for the Gunners when he joined them last summer but his influence has deteriorated over the last few months or so. His goals have dried up and the fact that he is third on this list is certainly no consolation either.
Aguero, on the other hand, has made quite an impact everytime he’s started and can pull the strings effectively even when he comes off the bench. He may have missed all these chances but he is third in the top-scorers list with 21 goals so far in the league this season.
Gabriel Jesus – missed 11 chances
Jesus has made quite a splash for Manchester City and is easily regarded as one of their most promising young stars. But he seems to have missed quite a few changes this term. However, the player is set to return from a recent injury soon and with the season set to enter the last quarter, Jesus will be looking to make up for lost time and get his name on the scoresheet more often.
Richarlison – missed 10 chances
Richarlison has played an instrumental role for the Hornets this season and has been one of their best players by a mile. Although he is essentially a midfielder by trade, the young Brazilian has taken charge of most of Watford’s goalscoring attempts and he is even deservedly regarded as one of the best young players in the Premier League at present. Missing 10 chances is not too big a deal and if he continues to play this way, Richarlison has a bright future ahead of him.