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Wayne Rooney has scored more goals than any other player in the matches featuring these seven teams. He has netted 10 goals in the 12 matches, which is a goal every 100 minutes. This is closely followed by Robin Van Persie who has scored 9 goals at a rate of a goal every 119 minutes.
Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko have both scored 6 goals in the 12 games, but Dzeko has the best mins per goals ratio out of all the strikers in this comparison. Dzeko has scored a goal every 68 minutes, while Aguero has scored a goal every 163 minutes.
Mario Balotelli and Emmanuel Adebayor have both scored 5 goals, but Balotelli has a better mins per goal ratio, as he has scored a goal every 96 minutes, while Adebayor has scored a goal every 157 minutes.
Jermain Defoe, Papiss Cisse, Theo Walcott and Ashley Young have all scored 4 goals in the 12 matches this season. Cisse and Defoe have the best minutes per goal ratio out of the four players though as Defoe has scored a goal every 112 minutes, while Cisse has scored a goal every 81 minutes. Young has scored a goal every 165 minutes, while Walcott has scored a goal every 225 minutes.
Demba Ba, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez and Yaya Toure have all scored 3 goals in their matches against the other teams around them. Hernandez does have the best minutes per goal ratio though, as he has scored every 110 minutes, while Ba has the worst minutes per goal ratio out of all the players in this comparison, as he has scored a goal every 334 minutes.
Percentage of goals scored in the big matches
Young has scored 67% of his goals this season in matches against the other top teams in this comparison, while Yaya Toure and Walcott have both scored 50% of their goals against the big teams.
Dzeko has scored 43% of his goals in these 12 matches, while his Man City teammate Balotelli has scored 38% of his goals in these 12 matches. Rooney has scored 37% of his goals in these matches, while Defoe has scored 36% of his goals in these matches.
Welbeck has scored 33% of his goals in these 12 matches, while Cisse has scored 31% of his goals in these matches. Van Persie and Hernandez have both scored 30% of their goals against the six other teams in this comparison while Adebayor has scored 29% of his goals in these matches.
Sturridge has scored 27% of his goals in these 12 matches, while Aguero has scored 26% of his goals in these 12 matches. Demba Ba has the scored the fewest percentage of his goals against the big teams, as he has only scored 19% of his goals against them.
Adebayor has assisted 7 goals against the big teams, which is more than any other player in this comparison. His two nearest rivals are Silva who has assisted 6 and Young who has assisted 5 goals in these 12 matches.
Giggs and Song have both assisted 4 goals in these 12 matches, while Mata has assisted 3 goals.
12 players have also assisted 2 goals in these 12 matches, they are Milner,Aguero,Valencia, Welbeck, Van Persie, Sagna, Arteta, Van Der Vaart, Ameobi, Torres, Malouda and Meireles.
Clear Cut Chances Created
Silva has created more clear-cut chances than anyone else in this comparison, as he has created 8, while Walcott has created 7 and Bale and Giggs have created 5.
Rosicky, Van Persie, Adebayor and Nasri have all created 4 clear-cut chances against the other big teams this season, while Mata, Toure, Welbeck and Valencia all created 3.
There are also 12 players that have created 2 clear-cut chances in these matches and they are Dzeko, Nani, Rooney, Sagna, Song, Arteta, Modric, Sturridge, Downing, Henderson, Carroll and Kuyt.
- Man City have only dropped 8 points against the other top teams this season.
- The home team has won 50% of the time in games involving these 7 teams.
- Man City have scored more and conceded fewer goals than any of the other 6 teams in matches against the teams around them.
- Chelsea only took 10 out of a possible 36 points against the teams around them this season.
- Ashley Young has scored 67% of his goals against the top teams this season.
- Wayne Rooney has scored 7% more of his goals against the top teams than Robin Van Persie has this season.
- Edin Dzeko has scored a goal every 68 minutes against the top teams this season.
- David Silva has created 8 clear-cut chances and made 6 assists against the top teams this season.
- Robin Van Perise played in 1074 out of the 1080 minutes in the 12 matches this season.
- Theo Walcott created 7 clear-cut chances but only got one assist in the 12 matches.
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