Who is England’s most prolific striker?

By Oliver Taylor

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Despite scoring 12 goals in England’s eight European Qualifiers, Tottenham’s Harry Kane has not played to his usual prolific standard in the Premier League. With two other Englishmen leading the Premier League top scorers, the question beckons: Who is England’s most prolific striker?

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Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham is the second top scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals. He is third in total shots and first in shots on target. Interestingly, he is the Premier League’s most substituted player, coming off in 10 of his 12 games.

Among players with five or more goals scored, Abraham’s 90 minutes per goal only trails behind Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero’s 82 minutes per goal. Abraham, however, has scored one more goal than Agüero.

Kane’s goal-to-game ratio is currently on pace to decline for the second consecutive season. His six goals in 11 games so far lags behind last season’s 17 goals in 28 games and 30 goals in 37 games the year prior.

Kane’s slightly lacklustre Premier League form has not carried over to the European Qualifiers, scoring 12 goals in eight games.

Jamie Vardy leads the Premier League with 11 goals, having played all 90 minutes of Leicester’s 12 Premier League games. He has scored three headed goals this year, tied with Burnley’s Chris Wood for the league’s highest.

Vardy is amongst 38 players who have played every minute for their club. He is Leicester’s most victorious player with 76 Premier League wins, one above teammate Kasper Schmeichel.

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Marcus Rashford has scored five of his six Premier League goals for Manchester United in the seven games played alongside Anthony Martial. In the five games Martial missed with injury, Rashford only scored one goal.

All five of Callum Wilson’s goals for Bournemouth came in a four-week stretch against Leicester, Everton, Southampton and West Ham. In the five weeks since, he hasn’t recorded a goal or assist.

After scoring one goal in his first six games for Southampton this season, Danny Ings has scored four goals in his last six.

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