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:
|Tom Ince||Huddersfield Town||15||1338||38|
|Matt Ritchie||Newcastle United||16||1377||31|
|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.