Joselu is in Premier League Top 10 when comes to shots but as for goals…
When it comes to have a go this season, only eight Premier League players have had more shots than Joselu.
Harry Kane is right at the top with 59, with then Richarlison from Watford some way back with 39.
Romelu Lukaku is next with 38, followed by Mohamed Salah of Liverpool on 37.
In ninth you have Newcastle United’s Joselu with 27 shots so far this season (see table below).
Official Premier League site stats – most shots so far this (2017/18) season:
However, when it comes to scoring goals it is a different matter.
These are the 11 players listed above but this time with number of Premier League goals before each player, then in brackets how many attempts they have had on target.
8 Harry Kane (22)
4 Richarlison (7)
7 Romelu Lukaku (18)
7 Mohamed Salah (24)
2 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (8)
8 Sergio Aguero (14)
3 Christian Eriksen (13)
7 Alvaro Morata (13)
0 Tom Ince (7)
2 Joselu (12)
0 Nathan Redmond (7)
As you can see, Joselu’s stats read 27 attempts in total, 12 on target, 2 goals scored.
The only comparable one in the list above (taking out wingers such as Ince and Redmond), who is an out and out striker, is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who has had 33 attempts, 8 on target, 2 goals.
Stoke City are three places below Newcastle as they also struggle to get goals out of their main striker.
In total Newcastle United have had 145 attempts at goal in their 11 games, with 53 on target, 10 goals scored.
Hopefully the return of a fit Dwight Gayle can improve the stats at least until the January transfer window opens…
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