PL 2013/14: Forwards & Per90

Laurence Griffiths

There'll be two tables of information on the forwards who reatured in the Premier League in 2013/14.

All table are sortable.

A link explaining the per90 metric.


Shots, Goals, Time On Pitch

Age Name Shots p90 SoT p90 Goals p90 Assists p90 ToP%
Arsenal 27 Giroud 3.26 1.09 0.44 0.23 89.7
Liverpool 26 Suarez 5.5 2.46 0.94 0.36 86.6
Southampton 31 Lambert 3.2 1.22 0.32 0.32 82.3
Cardiff 26 Campbell 1.99 0.65 0.2 0.07 80.8
Stoke 32 Crouch 2.05 0.85 0.27 0.17 77.2
Newcastle 27 Gouffran 1.79 0.62 0.21 0.1 76.3
Everton 20 Lukaku 3.39 1.56 0.52 0.21 76
Southampton 24 Rodriguez 3.55 1.12 0.53 0.11 74.9
Swansea 25 Bony 3.79 1.31 0.44 0.15 72.2
Man United 28 Rooney 3.61 1.47 0.52 0.37 71.5
Palace 29 Chamakh 0.63 0.35 0.16 0.08 67
Liverpool 24 Sturridge 3.93 1.67 0.83 0.28 66.3
Stoke 30 Walters 1.29 0.44 0.04 0.08 65.4
Hull 26 Long 1.09 0.44 0.16 0.04 65.4
Villa 23 Benteke 2.67 1.02 0.34 0.08 62.2
Newcastle 26 Remy 3.82 1.33 0.6 0.13 61.3
Stoke 32 Odemwingie 1.17 0.52 0.22 0.04 60.9
West Brom 29 Sessegnon 2.31 0.57 0.22 0.04 60.5
Norwich 25 Hooper 1.83 0.89 0.22 0.09 59
Man City 27 Dzeko 4.67 1.72 0.73 0.05 58.1
Tottenham 28 Soldado 2.52 0.56 0.09 0.23 56.4
Tottenham 29 Adebayor 2.09 1.05 0.5 0.2 52.8
Palace 27 Jerome 2.01 0.8 0.1 0.05 52.3
Sunderland 24 Altidore 1.46 0.61 0.05 0.05 52.1
Man City 28 Negredo 3.44 1.36 0.47 0.16 50.4
Hull 28 Jelavic 2.83 0.96 0.21 0.05 49.3
Man United 30 RvP 3.42 1.08 0.57 0.17 46.1
Chelsea 29 Torres 3.49 1.03 0.29 0.29 46
Fulham 32 Berbatov 1.9 0.92 0.12 0.06 45.7
Fulham 28 Ruiz 0.64 0.18 0.06 0.18 45.1
Man City 25 Aguero 4.9 2.42 0.94 0.35 44.6
Hull 25 Sagbo 1.38 0.54 0.12 0.06 44
Norwich 32 Elmander 1.52 0.3 0.06 0.24 43.4
Man United 24 Welbeck 2.83 1.17 0.55 0.06 42.7
West Brom 20 Berahino 3.56 1.02 0.25 0.06 41.4
Norwich 24 RvW 2.07 0.58 0.06 0.06 40.7
Newcastle 28 Cisse 3.19 1.37 0.13 0.13 40.5
Chelsea 32 Eto'o 4.09 1.8 0.62 0.14 38
Swansea 27 Michu 2.94 0.91 0.14 0.14 37.6
Newcastle 32 Ameobi 2.52 1.05 0.14 37.6
Cardiff 25 Bellamy 1.29 0.36 0.14 0.07 36.6
Fulham 29 Bent 1.51 0.72 0.22 0.14 36.5
Sunderland 26 Fletcher 2.25 0.58 0.15 36.2
West Brom 25 Anichebe 2.87 0.81 0.22 0.22 35.8
West Ham 24 Carroll 4.21 1.15 0.16 0.33 31.9
West Ham 26 Maiga 2.24 0.72 0.09 0.18 29.3
Hull 28 Graham 1.44 0.63 0.09 0.09 29.2
Cardiff 29 Jones 2.51 0.84 0.09 0.09 28.3
Palace 23 Gayle 2.73 0.81 0.61 26
West Ham 30 Cole 2.2 1.05 0.63 25.1
Southampton 27 Osvaldo 2.95 1.26 0.32 25
Man United 25 Hernandez 2.21 1.16 0.42 0.32 25
Sunderland 20 Whickham 2.76 0.95 0.53 0.11 24.8
West Brom 34 Anelka 1.59 0.64 0.21 24.8
Villa 24 Kozak 1.3 0.83 0.47 22.3
West Brom 21 Vydra 1.46 0.93 0.4 0.4 19.8
Chelsea 28 Ba 4.17 1.75 0.67 0.13 19.6
Hull 24 Aluko 3.01 1 0.14 0.43 18.4
Fulham 28 Rodallega 2.58 1.29 0.29 0.29 18.4
Tottenham 20 Kane 5.05 2.16 0.54 14.6
Tottenham 31 Defoe 4.15 1.66 0.21 12.7
Fulham 19 Woodrow 2.2 0.88 0.22 12
Swansea 23 Vasquez 1.97 0.87 0.22 12
Palace 30 Murray 2.9 0.67 0.22 0.22 11.8
Man City 24 Jovetic 5.32 2.54 0.69 0.23 11.4
Southampton 18 Gallagher 2.08 0.92 0.23 11.4
Vaz Te 27 West Ham 3.47 1.74 0.69 7.6
West Brom
22 Thievy 1.79 1.07 0.71 7.4
Villa 22 Bowery 2.61 1.49 0.37 7
Everton 30 Kone 1.61 1.07 4.9
Arsenal 25 Bendtner 4.39 1.65 1.1 4.8
Fulham 26 Mitroglou 4.12 1.76 4.5
Arsenal 20 Sanogo 2.28 1.14 2.3
Man Utd 19 Wilson 5.63 2.81 2.81 1.9
Villa 22 Helenius 1.7 1.5

It's important to check the percentage of minutes each player has played (ToP%), for if we sort the above table by shots p90 the Wilson, Jovetic and Harry Kane are 3 of the best 4 players in the league at generating shots per 90 minutes. Clearly this is bullshit and a quick glance across to each players ToP% will tell us just how few minutes each of these players actually played.

Wary of small samples and all.

Scoring%, Pass Volume, Giveaways

Age Name Sc% SoT% Passes p90 Giveaways Key Passes ToP%
Arsenal 27 Giroud 40.54 33.3 32.7 5.2 1.1 89.7
Liverpool 26 Suarez 38.27 44.8 38.4 4.6 2.6 86.6
Southampton 31 Lambert 26.32 38 35.6 3.6 1.7 82.3
Cardiff 26 Campbell 30 32.8 17.4 4.8 0.7 80.8
Stoke 32 Crouch 32 41.7 32.8 5.6 1.1 77.2
Newcastle 27 Gouffran 33.33 34.6 35.3 2.9 1 76.3
Everton 20 Lukaku 33.33 45.9 27.4 3.6 1.1 76
Southampton 24 Rodriguez 46.88 31.7 25.7 5.1 0.7 74.9
Swansea 25 Bony 33.33 34.6 30.1 5 0.9 72.2
Man United 28 Rooney 35 40.8 48.7 4.1 2.1 71.5
Palace 29 Chamakh 44.44 56.3 36.8 4.4 1.3 67
Liverpool 24 Sturridge 50 42.4 29.4 4.1 1.2 66.3
Stoke 30 Walters 9.09 34.4 26.2 3.5 0.9 65.4
Hull 26 Long 36.36 40.7 12.4 2.3 0.6 65.4
Villa 23 Benteke 33.33 38.1 36.9 5.4 2 62.2
Newcastle 26 Remy 45.16 34.8 25.1 3.9 1.3 61.3
Stoke 32 Odemwingie 41.67 44.4 19.3 3.2 0.3 60.9
West Brom 29 Sessegnon 38.46 24.5 35.6 4.4 1.7 60.5
Norwich 25 Hooper 25 48.8 24.7 3.6 1.6 59
Man City 27 Dzeko 42.11 36.9 32.4 3.4 0.8 58.1
Tottenham 28 Soldado 16.67 22.2 27.4 2.8 1.4 56.4
Tottenham 29 Adebayor 47.62 50 39.5 7.3 1.7 52.8
Palace 27 Jerome 12.5 40 23.2 3.2 1.4 52.3
Sunderland 24 Altidore 8.33 41.4 24.6 4.1 1.2 52.1
Man City 28 Negredo 34.62 39.4 28.9 3.7 1.7 50.4
Hull 28 Jelavic 22.22 34 19.6 2.5 0.3 49.3
Man United 30 RvP 52.63 31.7 22.1 3 0.9 46.1
Chelsea 29 Torres 27.78 29.5 25.6 4.2 1.7 46
Fulham 32 Berbatov 12.5 48.5 37.9 4.3 1.4 45.7
Fulham 28 Ruiz 33.33 27.3 20.6 2.7 0.9 45.1
Man City 25 Aguero 39.02 49.4 28.9 5 2.1 44.6
Hull 25 Sagbo 22.22 39.1 21.6 3.7 1.2 44
Norwich 32 Elmander 20 20 28.6 3.3 1.5 43.4
Man United 24 Welbeck 47.37 41.3 32.2 4.9 0.8 42.7
West Brom 20 Berahino 25 28.6 33.1 5.8 1.1 41.4
Norwich 24 RvW 11.11 28.1 17.5 3.4 0.8 40.7
Newcastle 28 Cisse 9.52 42.9 29.1 3.8 1.1 40.5
Chelsea 32 Eto'o 34.62 44.1 22.6 3.9 1.5 38
Swansea 27 Michu 15.38 31 36.5 1.3 1.7 37.6
Newcastle 32 Ameobi 13.33 41.7 32.2 4.6 1.8 37.6
Cardiff 25 Bellamy 40 27.8 36.7 1.9 1.7 36.6
Fulham 29 Bent 30 47.6 19.1 2.2 0.8 36.5
Sunderland 26 Fletcher 25 25.8 22.5 4.1 0.4 36.2
West Brom 25 Anichebe 27.27 28.2 27.9 4.9 1.8 35.8
West Ham 24 Carroll 14.29 27.5 33.2 4.9 1.2 31.9
West Ham 26 Maiga 12.5 32 22.9 2.8 1.1 29.3
Hull 28 Graham 14.29 43.8 24.2 3.5 0.8 29.2
Cardiff 29 Jones 11.11 33.3 27.4 5.2 1.1 28.3
Palace 23 Gayle 75 29.6 21.1 3.9 0.7 26
West Ham 30 Cole 60 47.6 25.1 7.3 0.8 25.1
Southampton 27 Osvaldo 25 42.9 23.9 5.4 0.6 25
Man United 25 Hernandez 36.36 52.4 22.1 4.6 1.4 25
Sunderland 20 Whickham 55.56 34.6 25.2 5.5 0.5 24.8
West Brom 34 Anelka 33.33 40 35.8 3.9 1.5 24.8
Villa 24 Kozak 57.14 63.6 23.6 4.6 0.9 22.3
West Brom 21 Vydra 42.86 63.6 19 5.8 1.2 19.8
Chelsea 28 Ba 38.46 41.9 23.3 4.6 0.9 19.6
Hull 24 Aluko 14.29 33.3 73.1 7 1.6 18.4
Fulham 28 Rodallega 22.22 50 25.2 4.3 2 18.4
Tottenham 20 Kane 25 42.9 28.9 3.6 1.3 14.6
Tottenham 31 Defoe 12.5 40 19.3 5.6 1.7 12.7
Fulham 19 Woodrow 25 40 36 4.8 0.9 12
Swansea 23 Vasquez 44.4 23.6 4.2 0.9 12
Palace 30 Murray 33.33 23.1 31.7 6.9 1.1 11.8
Man City 24 Jovetic 27.27 47.8 52.5 3.2 1.6 11.4
Southampton 18 Gallagher 25 44.4 15.7 4.6 0.2 11.4
Vaz Te 27 West Ham 40 50 26.8 3.8 0.7 7.6
Thievy 22 West Brom
66.67 60 29.6 9.6 1.4 7.4
Villa 22 Bowery 57.1 33.6 6 0.7 7
Everton 30 Kone 66.7 15 3.8 4.9
Arsenal 25 Bendtner 66.67 37.5 46.6 1.6 2.2 4.8
Fulham 26 Mitroglou 42.9 25.3 3.5 4.5
Arsenal 20 Sanogo 50 28.5 6.8 1.1 2.3
Man Utd 19 Wilson 100 50 25.3 1.9
Villa 22 Helenius 23.8 6.8 1.7 1.5

Scoring% and SoT% are metrics that aren't likely to be repeatable year to year. Passes per90 tells us about involvement in play, likely tells us something about player style or position played on the field (dropping deeper).

I am having a hard time trying to accept that giveaway per90 (tackled or intercepted) is a stat we can trust. I imagine it is a difficult stat to track, subject to counter bias and differing interpretation. Is a 50-50 a lost tackle and thus a giveaway? Is an eye of a needle, home run pass that is cut out by a defender for a corner counted as an interception? Is that interception the same as a misplaced ten yeard ball in midfield? Does an opponent have to take control to the ball for it to be classed as an interpception? Who knows.

Use that stat with a pinch of salt, for now at least.

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