Players with most shots in 2017-18 Premier League, 0 goals

Here are the top 10 players to have had the most attempts on goal in the Premier League so far this season without scoring a single goal:

Player Team Appearances Minutes Played Attempts
Tom Ince Huddersfield Town 15 1338 38
Granit Xhaka Arsenal 16 1369 32
Matt Ritchie Newcastle United 16 1377 31
Nathan Redmond Southampton 15 1087 29
Andros Townsend Crystal Palace 16 1380 27
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 11 853 24
Yohan Cabaye Crystal Palace 13 1021 22
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson Burnley 15 1068 21
Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle United 12 747 20
Andy Carroll West Ham United 8 543 19

Only eight players have had more efforts on goal than Huddersfield Town’s Tom Ince this season, each of them scoring.  The Englishman has had as many efforts as Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero.

Granit Xhaka can be frustrating to the Arsenal fans.  One for his bad tackling that always makes his vulnerable to picking up a yellow card or two.  But also for his long-range efforts.  Of the Swiss midfielder’s 32 efforts on goal this season, 29 of them have come from outside the penalty area.  Of all of his efforts only seven have forced a save out of the opposition goalkeeper.  He’s hit the frame twice.

Crystal Palace have three entries in the list with Christian Benteke the highest-ranked striker.  The Belgian international was the centre of attention on Saturday when he took the ball off teammate Luka Milivojević only to see his tame effort saved in a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.