Revealing the top 11 players to score in the most PL games without defeat

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Current Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United players all feature highly on the list of players who’ve never lost a Premier League game in which they’ve scored.

Cesc Fabregas was knocked off the leaderboard in April 2017 after scoring in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace – his record now reads 46 games scored in with one solitary defeat.

We’ve taken a look at the stats to find out who is climbing the leaderboard, and which current player finds himself top of the pile.

11= John Arne Riise – 19

Powerful left-back Riise netted 21 times in the Premier League during his spell at Liverpool, with the 19 games those goals came in ending in 13 wins and six draws.

The Norwegian was famed for his thunderous left foot, and he returned to England for three more years at Fulham but failed to add to his Premier League tally at Craven Cottage.

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11= Victor Moses – 19

Scoring his first Premier League goal for Wigan in 2010, Moses is creeping up the list thanks to six goals for Chelsea in the last two years.

His 20 Premier League strikes have come for five different clubs, and the 19 games he has scored them in have wielded the same record as Riise – 13 wins and six draws.

11= Oscar – 19

Former Chelsea man Oscar’s record is a better one, with Chelsea winning 16 and drawing three of the 19 games in which he hit the target.

The Brazilian left for Shanghai SIPG in 2017 aged just 25, having scored 21 Premier League goals for Chelsea in 131 appearances.

11= Lee Sharpe – 19

One of Sharpe’s two draws from the 19 games he scored in came with his final goal for Leeds United, as he opened the scoring in a Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday which ended 2-2.

He scored five times for Leeds and 17 times for Manchester United in the Premier League.

11= Pedro – 19

Impressively, Pedro has managed to score in 19 games for Chelsea, with only one of those ending in a draw and the rest seeing his side claim victory.

That solitary game was against Burnley in their title-winning 2016-17 campaign, in which the Spanish winger scored nine times.

6. Antonio Valencia – 23

Valencia scored six goals in six wins for Wigan before hitting 17 for United – with only one of those coming in a draw.

He scored three goals last season, having been handed the captain’s armband, including this belter against Everton.

5. Oyvind Leonhardsen – 28

Norwegian midfielder Leonhardsen impressively stretches his unbeaten scoring run across nine years and four different Premier League clubs.

Moving to Wimbledon in 1994, he scored 13 goals before hitting seven for Liverpool and then seven for Tottenham, rounding off his career with three goals at Aston Villa – with 21 wins from the 28 games he scored in.

4. Salomon Kalou – 32

Kalou lifted eight trophies in his six seasons at Chelsea, scoring 36 Premier League goals in the process.

The Ivorian also carries an impressive success rate, winning 29 of the 32 games he scored in at Chelsea, becoming one of 16 players to net a Premier League hat-trick for the club during a 7-0 demolition of Stoke.

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3. Dele Alli – 33

Alli rose above Kalou in the standings with his goal on the opening day of the 2018-19 campaign, scoring what proved to be the winner against Newcastle with an 18th minute header.

His three years at Spurs have seen him net in 33 different top-flight games, helping his side to 27 wins in the process.

2. Darius Vassell – 46

The highest inactive player – whose record cannot increase but perhaps more importantly is not in danger of coming to an end – is former Aston Villa and Manchester City forward Vassell.

Former England striker Vasselll, who ended his career in 2012 after two years at Leicester, saw eight years pass between his first and last Premier League goals, winning 36 of the 46 games he scored in.

1. James Milner – 48

Currently top of the pile is Milner, who took first place in March 2017 thanks to a penalty in a 1-1 draw against former club Manchester City.

He scored his first Premier League goal on Boxing Day in 2002, meaning his incredible unbeaten run has stretched over 15 years, netting for five different clubs in the process.

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