A fortnight or so ago I delved into just who contributes the most to their team in terms of goals, the aim was to try and debunk the notion that Tottenham are simply the ‘Harry Kane team’ and to be honest my findings did not do all that much to prove otherwise.

But now that week 11 of the Premier League has finished and week 12 is on the horizon it’s time to have a look at the updated data table. As always thanks to whoscored

Team Goals Team Goals % Contribution
H. Kane 8 20 40%
S. Agüero 8 38 21%
M. Salah 7 21 33%
Á. Morata 7 19 37%
R. Lukaku 7 23 30%
R. Sterling 7 38 18%
G. Jesus 7 38 18%
J. Vardy 6 16 38%
A. Lacazette 6 20 30%
L. Sané 6 35 17%

So after drawing a blank against Crystal Palace, Harry Kane now has to make do with sharing the top scorer mantle with Sergio Aguero however with the Argentine collapsing while on international duty there is every possibility that Kane could return to the top of the tree outright come the end of the weekend.

That said the race for the golden boot looks very competitive even at this early stage with just two goals separating the top 10 players on the list. So that is how they rank in terms of goals but let’s now take a look at how they sit in terms of percentage contribution.

Team Goals Team Goals % Contribution
H. Kane 8 20 40%
J. Vardy 6 16 38%
Á. Morata 7 19 37%
M. Salah 7 21 33%
R. Lukaku 7 23 30%
A. Lacazette 6 20 30%
S. Agüero 8 38 21%
R. Sterling 7 38 18%
G. Jesus 7 38 18%
L. Sané 6 35 17%

There it is in list form but here it is in a nice neat graph

Kane

As you can see Harry Kane is not only the (joint top) Premier League goalscorer but he also contributes the most in terms of the total amount of goals scored by each of the clubs that are represented on this list. Again it does little to dispel the fact that Tottenham perhaps have an over reliance on the England international.

Heung min-Son scored the winner against Crystal Palace before the international break and therefore has shaved Kane’s contribution down from 42% to 40% that said he still has a 2% higher contribution than that of Jamie Vardy who has scored 6 of Leicester’s 16 goals this season.

There is no change for Mohamed Salah as his stats were captured straight after the final whistle of Liverpool’s 4-1 win over West Ham, that said 33% is not a contribution to be sniffed at as he has scored 7 of the Anfield outfit’s 21 goals this season.

Alvaro Morata’s contribution for Chelsea increased after his winner for Chelsea over Manchester Untied while Romelu Lukaku is stuck on 30%. The Belgian international will not care too much about how big a role he plays for the Red Devils but he will certainly not want to go another game without scoring.

Alexander Lacazette may well struggle to start for Arsenal but the stats point to the fact that he should be with 30% of The Gunners’ goals coming from the French international. Arsenal may not be reliant on the forward but then again perhaps they should be.

The last four players on the list are all from Manchester City and this just goes to show that there are goals from absolutely everywhere. Of the four City entrants on the list they have scored 28 of the club’s 38 Premier League strikes this season.

So obviously because they have such a heavy representation on the list there percentage contribution is diluted in comparison to the other six players on the list, it will be interesting to see if the spread of goals between these four players continues as the weeks progress.

A breakdown of the representation is as follows

Manchester City 4
Tottenham 1
Leicester 1
Liverpool 1
Chelsea 1
Manchester United 1
Arsenal 1

So the question now is whether or not Harry Kane will be top of this list come the end of Monday night when the 12th week of the season comes to a close. Keep an eye out next week as I look to see what changes there have been.

Of course we should not forget this is in a no way a static list of these 10 players as there is no reason why we won’t see a new entrant as time progresses. Who if anyone will break into this list, I guess we will have to just wait and see.

 

I hope this was of interest to you and if you have any football data work available then please contact me at realfootballmanwordpress@gmail.com as I am always looking to undertake additional projects to the ones I already have. Thanks, Dan.