Manchester City take most shots but which team is most accurate?

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Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool? Who are the sharpest shooters in the Premier League?

The current top four in the Premier League also happen to be the most accurate when it comes to their shots on target this term but which team has the most accurate range?

Manchester City have taken more shots this term after 24 games played than any other team in the Premier League – the Citizens have taken a total of 438 shots on their opposition’s goal.

They average a whopping 18.3 shots per game so far but, out of the current top four teams in the league, the record one of the lowest percentage of shots on target with just 35.6%.

TeamAverage shots per gameTotal scoring attempts% of shots on targetAverage shots on target per game
Manchester City 18.25 438 35.62 6.50
Chelsea 17.13 411 34.31 5.88
Liverpool 16.67 400 39.25 6.54
Arsenal 14.29 343 39.94 5.71

Next in terms of total shots, coming in third place in that regard is Liverpool who have taken a total of 400 shots this term. The Reds can also boast the league’s current top scorer in Luis Suarez who has no less than 23 goals to his name so far.

But, the Reds come second place in terms of their shooting accuracy – 39.2% of their shots have been on target, averaging 6.5 of their 16.7 shots per game finding the target.Behind them in terms of the number of total shot on goal so far is Chelsea who have taken a total of 411 shots this term. The Blues average 17.1 shots per game but of those 5.8 per game on average are on target and 34.3% of their total across the season so far.

In first place so far this term in terms of shooting accuracy is the team who are behind all of the above in terms of total shots taken.

Arsenal have taken 343 shots in total, averaging 14.3 per game but the Gunners have been more regularly on target with 137 shots on target, an average of 5.7 per game, putting themselves top of the Premier League table as well as top of the league on shooting accuracy with 39.9% of their shots on target.

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