Who is the only striker more deadly than Leicester’s Jamie Vardy this season?

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By David Dubas-Fisher

Only one player boasts a better goals per minutes ratio

Jamie Vardy has been one of the most lethal goalscorers in the Premier League this season.

The Leicester striker has scored one league goal for every 145 minutes that he has played in 2015-16.

Only one player to have played at least 900 minutes in the division has scored more frequently.

Sergio Aguero has the best record having averaged a league goal once every 102 minutes.

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku has scored 16 goals at a rate of one every 140 minutes. Harry Kane has averaged a goal every 144 minutes and Riyad Mahrez has averaged one every 145 minutes.

If we look at players who’ve played fewer than 900 minutes this season then Danny Welbeck comes top of the list.

The seven minutes that he played against Leicester City has been his only game time so far this season, but that’s all he needed to grab Arsenal’s winner. It means that Welbeck has technically scored one goal for every seven minutes this season – not even Lionel Messi can claim that.

West Ham’s Modibo Maiga has made three appearances this season playing a combined total of 25 minutes. With one goal to his name he’s therefore averaged one goal every 25 minutes.

Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore has averaged a goal every 38 minutes and Charlie Austin one every 45 minutes.

TOP 10 PLAYERS – 900 minute game time minimum Name: Mins per goal Sergio Agüero: 102 Jamie Vardy: 120 Romelu Lukaku: 140 Harry Kane: 144 Riyad Mahrez: 145 Olivier Giroud: 149 Odion Ighalo: 159 Jermain Defoe: 162 Diego Costa: 184 Christian Benteke: 205

Top 10 players – no minimum game time Name: Mins per goal Danny Welbeck: 7 Modibo Maiga: 25 Bertrand Traore: 38 Charlie Austin: 45 Sergio Agüero: 102 Callum Wilson: 109 Kelechi Iheanacho: 115 Daniel Sturridge: 117 Jamie Vardy: 120

All Leicester players to have scored at least one goal Name: Mins per goal Jamie Vardy: 120 Riyad Mahrez: 145 Nathan Dyer: 212 Leonardo Ulloa: 310 Shinji Okazaki: 331 Ritchie de Laet: 656 Robert Huth: 750 Jeffrey Schlupp: 1000 N’Golo Kanté: 2050 Daniel Drinkwater: 2053 Marc Albrighton: 2078

 

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