Leeds and Charlton may smile, but Sheffield Wednesday and Blackpool will worry

Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic and Leeds have had the least shots in the Championship, yet have each scored eight more goals than Sheffield Wednesday.

Charlton Athletic sit as high as eighth in the Championship, just three points outside the play-off spots after 17 games.

But did you know they have managed to reach this point, with the lowest number of shots on goal of any team in the division.

Despite having just 172 shots compared to Norwich City's 289, Charlton have managed to score 20 goals.

The same figure of 20 goals stands for Leeds United, who have the second least number of attempts with 184.

While they may smile at their productivity, for Sheffield Wednesday the opposite applies. The Owls have managed 221 shots in total, 49 more than Charlton - and scored eight less goals.

Below is a look at the bottom seven teams in the Championship for shots attempted:

  Total Scoring AttemptsGoalsOn Target Shooting Accuracy
Reading 221 22 28%
Sheff Wed 221 12 26%
Wigan 216 18 28%
Cardiff 203 21 31%
Blackpool 191 11 28%
Leeds 184 20 29%
Charlton 172 20 31%

It's no surprise to see relegation favourites Blackpool in the mix, struggling for goals, yet they too can take note of Charlton's effectiveness.

Wednesday, despite their poor scoring record, sit comfortably in mid-table due to their strong defence which has only conceded 14 in 12 matches.

Their weakness lies in the strikers, with nobody netting above three goals this campaign, a figure Charlton's Igor Vetokele has easily eclipsed, with 8 in 13 starts.

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