86 shots from outside the box, no goals: Ex Chelsea and Arsenal man heads up list

Nicolas Anelka has had the most Premier League shots since 2009-10 from further than 18 yards without hitting the net.

An interesting set of statistics has been released showing the failed attempts of Premier League players to score from outside the box since the 2009-10 season.

Of the names on the illustrious list, Nicolas Anelka heads up the contingent with the most shots at goal in the Premier League over the last four-and-a-half years without one rippling into the back of the net.

Here are the players that make the list.

Nicolas Anelka 86

Youssouf Mulumbu 73

John Arne Riise 66

Marc Wilson 60

Tomas Rosicky 58

Matthew Etherington 57

Jay Rodriguez 54

Joe Cole 49

Wes Hoolahan 49

Jon Walters 48

The Frenchman spent the 2009-10, 10-11 and 11-12 seasons with Chelsea, before signing for West Brom in the summer following spells at Shanghai Shenhua and Juventus. Over the course of this time, 86 attempts to score from outside the box have been unsuccessful.

He has only managed seven Premier League games this season for the Baggies, and is yet to score for the club.

Another West Brom man takes second spot, with Youssouf Mulumbu having a staggering 73 shots from distance without scoring.

Another notable name on the list include John Arne Riise, who has become renowned for his thunderous shots from distance. However, it appears that the Fulham man’s aim is not as pinpoint as expected.

image: © Andrea Sartorati

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