Best EPL Shooters

MURCIA, SPAIN - JUNE 08: Fernando Torres of Spain celebrates scoring during the International Friendly match between Spain and Poland at the Estadio Nueva Condomina on June 8, 2010 in Murcia, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Pure toy here: 2006-2009, players with 100+ shots from open plays (excluding penalties, free kicks and fast breaks).  This table gives the number of goals scored, and the number scored above average:

 

First Last Shots Goals Sh% Expct% Extra G
Fernando Torres 179 45 25.1 13.5 20.8
Cristiano Ronaldo 234 33 14.1 8.8 12.4
Nicolas Anelka 241 40 16.6 11.7 11.8
Darren Bent 171 36 21.1 14.9 10.5
Didier Drogba 255 42 16.5 12.4 10.4
Jermain Defoe 216 34 15.7 11.6 8.9
Ashley Young 135 19 14.1 8.2 7.9
Craig Bellamy 104 18 17.3 10.0 7.6
Frank Lampard 265 30 11.3 8.9 6.5
Gabriel Agbonlahor 171 30 17.5 13.9 6.3
Steven Gerrard 249 25 10.0 7.6 6.0
Florent Malouda 112 18 16.1 11.3 5.4
Benedict McCarthy 111 20 18.0 14.1 4.4
Ariz Makukula 158 22 13.9 11.8 3.3
Wayne Rooney 339 44 13.0 12.2 2.7

 

A lot of very unsurprising names here...

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