Statistics compiled by Opta reveal that Salah leads the way in terms of the number of big chances that he has had since the start of last season with 50.
The Liverpool forward only scored 22 of those that fell his way but Raheem Sterling tops the charts for conversion rate with 54 per cent after he scored 15 of his 28 big chances.
Mohamed Salah has had 50 big chances since start of last season, more than any other player
Many will be surprised to learn that Sterling is as deadly in front of goal as the statistics suggest, but the data only encompasses what Opta deem to be a ‘big chance’.
The official line from Opta is that a big chance is ‘a situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score, usually in a one on one scenario or from very close range when the ball has a clear path to goal and there is low to moderate pressure on the shooter. Penalties are always considered big chances.’
Harry Kane is not far behind Salah with 45 big chances but he has also scored 22 of those, meaning his conversion rate is slightly superior at 49 per cent compared with Salah’s 44 per cent.
Within the same time frame, Raheem Sterling has the best conversion rate, scoring 15 of 28
Elswehre, Sergio Aguero’s efficiency in front of goal is also highlighted, with 16 goals from 30 big chances – a conversion rate of 53 per cent, making him the second highest.
But look away Crystal Palace fans, Christian Benteke has converted just three of his 27 big chances since the start of last season.
Things are not much better for Chelsea, with £70million striker Alvaro Morata struggling to find his shooting boots too.
The Spaniard has scored just 10 of the 28 big chances that fell his way, meaning he missed well other half of those opportunities.
Most ‘Big Chances’ in the Premier League since 2017/18
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