Most shots off target this season - Southampton man Graziano Pelle the most inaccurate

The Italian striker has however scored five goals in eight games this Premier League season.

The Premier League is once again enduring an international break. There remains a whopping 30 games left in the current campaign but the league table is beginning to take shape (bar Chelsea) as Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United lead the way.

Of course getting to the top of the table is all about taking chances that come your way. But what about missing the target?

Who tops the Premier League table when it comes to efforts that went wide or high of the mark?

There is an outright winner in this race and he plays for Southampton.

  PositionTeamShot Off TargetAppearancesMins Played
Graziano Pellè FW Southampton 20 8 709
Philippe Coutinho MF Liverpool 12 7 581
Diafra Sakho FW West Ham 12 8 701
Odion Ighalo FW Watford 11 8 609
Cameron Jerome FW Norwich 11 8 577
Sergio Agüero FW Man City 10 8 548
Memphis Depay FW Man Utd 10 8 587
Jason Puncheon MF C. Palace 10 8 713
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 10 8 608

Italian international Graziano Pelle may have scored five goals in eight Premier League games this season, a fairly outstanding record, but it could have been so much more. The Southampton man is the only player in the Premier League this season to put the ball off target 20 times this campaign.

He has some fairly illustrious company however. Liverpool and West Ham stars Philippe Coutinho and Diafra Sakho are joint second with 12 shots off target. In form Watford striker Odion Ighalo shares third place with Norwich's Cameron Jerome.

Sharing fifth spot with ten misses apiece are big names such as Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay - with Jason Puncheon rounding off the list.

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