REVEALED: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most wasteful top scorer in the Premier League

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most wasteful top scorer in the Premier League, research has revealed.

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Official Premier League statistics show the Manchester United striker has had more shots than any other player in the Premier League – by quite some way.

The Swede has had 32 attempts at goal this season. In comparison to the league’s other star strikers, Sergio Aguero has had 19, Diego Costa 18 and Alexis Sanchez 17.

Adelove Sports calculated how many shots per goal the top scorers at all 20 Premier League clubs have needed this season and the results reveal that Ibrahimovic is the most wasteful in the Premier League.

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Shots per goal in the 2016/17 Premier League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man Utd)

Shots per goal:8.00

Salomon Rondon (West Brom)

Shots per goal:5.67

Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

Shots per goal:5.50

Joe Allen (Stoke)

Shots per goal:5.00

Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth)

Shots per goal:5.00

Michael Antonio (West Ham)

Shots per goal:4.80

Robert Snodgrass (Hull)

Shots per goal:4.67

Jermain Defoe (Sunderland)

Shots per goal:4.50

Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

Shots per goal:4.50

Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

Shots per goal:4.25

Charlie Austin (Southampton)

Shots per goal:4.00

Sergio Aguero (Man City)

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Shots per goal:3.80

Diego Costa (Chelsea)

Shots per goal:3.60

Son Hueng-Min (Spurs)

Shots per goal:3.50

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Shots per goal:3.25

Leroy Fer (Swansea)

Shots per goal:3.00

Steven Defour (Burnley)

Shots per goal:2.00

Etienne Capoue (Watford)

Shots per goal:1.75

Cristhian Stuani (Middlesbrough)

Shots per goal:1.50

The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSG hitman has taken eight shots for every time he’s hit the back of the net. That’s over two more attempts than the top scorer at any other Premier League club.

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Among those who have scored four or more goals this season, Watford’s Etienne Capoue has the most impressive conversion rate, needing just seven attempts to bag his quad of goals.

Meanwhile Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has been the most clinical among the out-and-out strikers in the Premier League with three goals from 13 attempts.

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