With the 2018/2019 season now at an end, this is the perfect time to examine some of the stats around the best performing players to give us an insight around who to pick next time around. Below I’ve examined the top 10 highest point scoring strikers.
1. Salah (Liverpool) – 291 points
2. Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 290 points
3. Aguero (Man City) – 286 points
4. Kane (Spurs) – 239 points
5. Lacazette (Arsenal) – 219 points
6. Jimenez (Wolves) 193 points
7. Jesus (Man City) – 192 points
8. Son (Spurs) – 189 points
9. Firmino (Liverpool) – 183 points
10. Wilson (Bournemouth) – 151 points
An ongoing trend carries through to the list of strikers which is dominated by players from the top clubs in the Premier League with the exception of Jimenez and Wilson. What is interesting when looking at the stats is how a player like Aubameyang outscored Aguero and Kane, yet was not seen as an essential player to own. There was also a lot of doubt around Salah’s form during the season yet he comes out top of the list of highest point scoring strikers. A lot of opinions come down to reputation and perception of certain players rather than statistical facts. Having said that it’s going to be very difficult to pick between or accommodate the big names this season. I’d imagine most people would ideally want Salah, Aguero and Kane. However they will come with a huge price tag. This is going to be made even more difficult when trying to accommodate a premium goalkeeper and the likes of Mane and Sterling. I think this year the budget could be tighter than ever. With some player prices already released, someone who does stand out on the list above is Jimenez. He was the only player outside of the top 6 clubs to break into the top 20 highest point scorers and at only 3.5m with Wolves potentially having extra fixtures in August this could be too cheap to overlook. The biggest question would be who misses out in his place.
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