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03rd Apr 2015

Stats: Jonathan Walters has the best shot conversion rate in the Premier League this season

If he could be as prolific for the national team, that'd be great

Robert Redmond


Jonathan Walters is the deadliest striker in the Premier League so far this season, statistically at least. The Stoke City forward has scored seven goals this season, with 38.89 per cent of his shots hitting the back of the net.

According to Opta stats, as part of a feature in The Guardian, the Ireland international is the most likely to convert a chance, ahead of players such as Diego Costa, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane. Manchester City striker Sergio Ageuro fails to make the top ten.

capture-20150403-124625One must factor that Walters often doesn’t play at centre forward for Stoke, and therefore doesn’t take as many shots as the oter names on the list, but it’s still an impressive feat.

The Guardian report also revealed who has the worst shot conversion rate, and two England strikers are in the bottom ten.

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck needs almost ten shots to score a goal, while 12.6 per cent of Daniel Sturridge’s strikes result in a goal.


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