There have been some interesting statistics on Twitter of late about “Goals Involved” in. This is when you divide the minutes played by the total goals and assists of a player to show how often they’ve been involved in a goal for their respective side.
As you can see Luis Suarez has been in blistering form since returning from his ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. The debates have begun again about whether Luis Suarez is the best player in the Premier League. If you take his controversial side aside and judge him for his football, there is enough evidence to suggest this especially with his six goals and one assist so far this season.
His team-mate Daniel Sturridge is also included in the Top 5 players involved in a goal. Sturridge has scored in 8 out of 9 Premier League games for Liverpool this season and also has two assists to his name.
Sergio Aguero is in second place and has been deadly of late scoring goals for fun – he has seven goals so far this season as well as two goal assists.
Romelu Lukaku has been showing Chelsea fans exactly what they’ve been missing in the early parts of the season scoring for fun at Everton and creating a goal too. He’ll be aiming to beat his tally at West Brom last season and try to reach 20 goals for the first time in England this season.
Loic Remy was quite high on this list a few weeks ago and then Alan Pardew persisted in playing him out wide which has affected his numbers somewhat. He now sits in 5th place just below Sturridge and edging out Aaron Ramsey.
Without a doubt one of the players of the season has been Aaron Ramsey, five goals and four assists have propelled him up to sixth whilst his team mate Olivier Giroud has also matched him in terms of goals and assists but has played more minutes and therefore drops to seventh.
Making up the top ten are Manchester City’s David Silva, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko. All three come in around the 97-101 mins per goal involvement and having four players in the Top 10 shows that Manchester City, as top scorers in the division, carry a lot of threat and they haven’t even started to play Jovetic as of yet!
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Note: The players listed below are those that have played a minimum of 270 minutes so far in the Premier League (note only Premier League goals and assists have been counted).