The top 10 PL goalscorers ranked by how many points their goals have won

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The Premier League’s Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the competition – but it doesn’t take into account how valuable those goals are.

We’ve taken a look the top 10 goalscorers in the 2019-20 season and calculated how many points each player’s goals have earned their team.

There are of course other factors in determining a result but this is as good a metric as any to help you waste a few minutes of your day.

10. Jamie Vardy

The top scorer in the Premier League, Vardy’s 19 goals have only earned Leicester City eight points, as the striker ‘wasted’ a hat-trick in the 9-0 win over Southampton and has scored a single goal in four 2-0 wins.

Still, he has the small consolation of being the most clinical finisher among Europe’s best goalscorers in 2019-20.

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9. Sergio Aguero

Playing in a team that scores a sh*tload of goals counts against Aguero here, with the Argentina international’s 16 goals accounting for eight of Manchester City’s Premier League points.

8. Marcus Rashford

In what has been the most productive season in Rashford’s career to date, his 14 Premier League goals have earned Manchester United nine points.

We can’t wait to see him play alongside Bruno Fernandes, although he’s busy with something far more worthy at the minute.

7. Mo Salah

Salah’s last two Premier League goals have been crucial equalisers in games Liverpool have gone on to win by a single goal.

The Egyptian’s 16 goals have directly accounted for 10 points in the Reds’ title charge.

6. Dominic Calvert-Lewin

One of the main positives for Everton this season, without the 10 points earned by Calvert-Lewin (yes, of course somebody else would replace him), the Toffees would be level on points with Bournemouth and Watford.

5. Tammy Abraham

Seven of Abraham’s 13 Premier League goals this season came before the end of September, but a return of 12 points across the campaign is not to be sniffed at for a striker in his first campaign as a regular at Chelsea.

4. Danny Ings

Ings’ 15 goals have earned Southampton 13 points. Without wanting to get too scientific, they’d be f*cked without him.

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal are having a really difficult season, but it’d be a whole lot worse if they didn’t have Aubameyang. His 17 goals have earned the Gunners 14 points and they’d be in the relegation zone without them.

2. Raul Jimenez

Jimenez’s 13 Premier League goals in 2019-20 have translated into 16 points for Wolves, lending considerable weight to the argument that he’s the best striker outside the ‘big six’.

Raul Jimenez

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1. Sadio Mane

Fourteen goals. Eighteen points. One exceptional footballer.


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