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10 most wasteful players in the Premier League so far this season

This might explain why Huddersfield and Southampton are struggling so much

You wouldn’t want to be number one on this list.

While the Sergio Agueros and the Eden Hazards of this world are topping the scoring charts in the Premier League this season, we’re taking a little look at the players who are yet to break their ducks so far.

This list will look at the players who are yet to score, having taken on the most shots.


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10 Mateo Kovacic – 15 shots – Chelsea

Mateo Kovacic should have listened to this man

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Mateo Kovacic should have listened to this man

While the Croatian midfielder has fitted-in seamlessly into Chelsea’s Sarri-ball system, the World Cup runner-up is yet to register a goal for the Blues.

The Real Madrid loanee will be desperate to get his first for the London side sometime soon.

9 Olivier Giroud – 16 shots – Chelsea

He has come close, but there are no cigars for Olivier Giroud

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He has come close, but there are no cigars for Olivier Giroud

Yep, the devilish France striker makes the list.

He has shared the striking duty for Chelsea with Alvaro Morata this term, who has managed to miss this list after a surprising flurry of goals recently.

Keep up, Olivier!

8 Diogo Jota – 16 shots – Wolves

The 21-year-old has impressed since signing from Atletico Madrid

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The 21-year-old has impressed since signing from Atletico Madrid

Diogo Jota had a very impressive spell in the Championship last season while on loan from Atletico Madrid, scoring 17 goals as Wolves won the title.

But the Premier League has proved a different animal for the young man, who hasn’t scored in 11 games thus far.

7 Mario Lemina – 17 shots – Southampton

Lemina only managed one goal last season

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Lemina only managed one goal last season

The first of two Southampton entries is Mario Lemina; the Gabonese playmaker has taken on 17 attempts without making any nets bulge.

His face says it all.

6 Helder Costa – 18 shots – Wolves

Those Wolves have lost their bite

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Those Wolves have lost their bite

Surprisingly, two Wolves players make our top ten. Unsurprisingly, they are both Portuguese.

Both Helder Costa and Jota are yet to lose their Premier League G plates with 34 shots between them.

5 Michail Antonio – 18 shots – West Ham

Antonio has 20 Premier League goals in total

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Antonio has 20 Premier League goals in total

Antonio has been renowned as something of a scoring midfielder over the last few seasons.

The winger/striker/whatever has great ability in the air – making him a surprise entry so high up the list.

4 Christian Eriksen – 18 shots – Spurs

Teach me Harry

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Teach me Harry

Eriksen can and previously has got into double figures, so it is a shock to see him so high on this undistinguished list.

The Danish set-piece specialist should get his name off this list sooner rather than later, surely?

3 Nathan Redmond – 19 shots – Southampton

More tram lines than goals

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More tram lines than goals

In with the bronze medal is the second Saint on our list.

Redmond is not known for his prolific finishing, although 19 shots is a lot without a goal for anyone.

2 Aaron Mooy – 19 shots – Huddersfield

Barren Aaron

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Barren Aaron

So it is Aaron Mooy, a man more famed for his passing than shooting, who gets silver in this wooden spoon race.

The Australian will be keen to get his name off this list, especially considering he’s one of the Terrier’s penalty takers.

1 Steve Mounie – 21 shots – Huddersfield

Couldn’t finish his dinner

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Couldn’t finish his dinner

With just six goals in 12 games, there was always going to be some Huddersfield players on this list.

And it is the French striker, Mounie, who has the unwanted pleasure of topping this unflattering list.

Sacre bleu.


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