Arsenal rebel, Chelsea dud and Spurs starlet - Top 10 strikers in the Premier League on strike rate

Nicklas Bendtner Denmark

The likes of Nicklas Bendtner, Demba Ba and Harry Kane join players from Liverpool, Manchester City, West Brom, Sunderland and West Ham.

Who is the best striker in the Premier League?

Well that is a simple question with a simple answer … Luis Suarez of course. Or maybe Daniel Sturridge? What about Sergio Aguero?

Nicklas Bendtner?

Well according to our table documenting the best strike rates in the Premier League that is who comes out on top - and there is a few interesting inclusions in this alternative top ten.

  TeamPosmins / GoalsAppsMins
Nicklas Bendtner Arsenal FW 78.00 9 156
Sergio Agüero Man City FW 88.81 21 1,421
Luis Suarez Liverpool FW 92.80 31 2,784
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool FW 105.45 27 2,109
Demba Ba Chelsea FW 114.20 18 571
Lukas Podolski Arsenal FW 124.00 18 992
Thievy West Brom FW 126.00 6 252
Connor Wickham Sunderland FW 126.40 12 632
Harry Kane Spurs FW 127.00 8 381
Ricardo Vaz Te West Ham FW 128.50 8 257

Arsenal’s Danish rebel leaves the club this summer - and has only scored twice this season against Cardiff City and Hull City.

But he did so from just 157 minutes of football spread over nine Premier League appearances - making him the most prolific goalscorer in the Premier League when it comes to goals per minute ratio.

While other names on the list make sense - Aguero, Sturridge and Suarez included - others are harder to comprehend.

For instance - Demba Ba.

Until recently he has been a Chelsea afterthought but he is the fifth best striker when it comes to this category - scoring a goal every 114 minutes of football he plays.

Then there is Lukas Podolski. Another often taken off early or who starts on the bench. He scores every 124 minutes in sixth place.

New West Brom signing Thievy is in seventh before a couple of recently emerged Englishmen make an appearance.

Harry Kane and Connor Wickham have similar ratios since being brought into the first-team fold in March.

And rounding out the top ten - Ricardo Vaz Te - the West Ham forward has scored just twice this season but in 256 minutes of football. He has played just once in the league this year after dislocating his shoulder in October.

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