And the most efficient striker… Diego Costa

Edinson Cavani scores of all the strikers in the big leagues the fastest, but the goals of Diego Costa render the most.

Diego Costa © REUTERS

Which team gets now the most return from his striker(s)? You can use a number of criteria. The total number of goals for example. Then you come to European from Edinson Cavani, the striker of PSG. That made it 18 in 17 matches. Divide this by the number of speelminuten and you will come to a very large efficiency: 1 goal at the 74 minute. In the French Ligue 1 is still one of them: Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon). Good for 13 goals in 14 matches, one goal per 86 minutes. That are exactly the figures of Lionel Messi.

Another one that’s under 90 minutes and to dive for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 16 goals in 15 matches (1 goal per 84 minutes), and thus topschutter in the Bundesliga.

The 29-year-old Uruguayan Cavani the best striker in Europe? In terms of fast scoring, in terms of efficiency of its goals. You can if criterion indeed also the number of points that goals provide. If you are the fourth or fifth score, that is less important than the only goal of the match. Of course, scores Cavani also very high. His goals gave PSG for 13 points this season. Same with Lacazette, good for 12 Lyonese points. In Portugal, Sporting Lisbon is very much thanks to Bas Dost: 14 goals in 13 matches, 1 goal every 100 minutes and is good for 9 points. The youngest best-performing shortstop in the major leagues is Mauro Icardi, the 23-year-old Argentine from Inter. Scores ‘only’ to the 122 minutes (14 in 19 games), but his goals this season already good for 9 points.

The genius on this front is Diego Costa, the 28-year-old Brazilian from Chelsea. 14 goals in 19 games or 1 goal every 120 minutes. Not exceptionally. But: Chelsea scores, on average, not as much as, say, Barcelona or PSG and then render goals. That of Costa, scorer in 13 matches, so far all good for 18 points!

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