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REVEALED: Success, Iheanacho, Rashford Listed Among Most Wasteful EPL Forwards

REVEALED: Success, Iheanacho, Rashford Listed Among Most Wasteful EPL Forwards

Super Eagles pair of Isaac Success and Kelechi Iheanacho have been listed among the most wasteful forwards in the just concluded English Premier League, reports Completesports.com.

Incidentally, Iheanacho and Success scored one goal each in 30 Premier League games for Leicester City and Watford respectively.

Success, according to the EPL’s official website, was statistically the most wasteful Nigerian finisher, having netted just 3.45 per cent of his 29 shots fired during the 2018/19 season.

Iheanacho who has been included in Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations provisional squad follows closely having netted just 5.56 percent of his 18 shots.

Other players with the Nigerian pair in the bottom 12 are some of the most highly-rated forwards in the division who are among the most wasteful in front of goal.

They include Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, Gonzalo Higuain, Wilfried Zaha, Wolves’ Raul Jimenez, Everton’s pair of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Theo Walcott.

Others are Salomon Rondon, Danny Ings, and Pedro Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, Anthony Martial is statistically the most clinical among all the Premier League players who have at least five goals to their name.

The France international netted 10 goals out of 39 shots from his 27 appearances for United this season.

That gives him a shot-conversion rate of 25.6 per cent, which is higher than anyone else in the English top flight. That wasn’t enough to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into the top four, though.

Mane is second, scoring more than one goal in every four shots taken (25.3 per cent). Glenn Murray of Brighton is the surprise name in third position on 24.1 per cent. Just behind him in fourth is Aubameyang, whose 22 goals came from only 94 shots (23.4 percent).

By Johnny Edward

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  • NORTON 5 years ago

    These two players are paying the prices for age-cheating and manipulation. You cannot be in the 30s and acting like under 20s;

    They were eyes catching when playing for the under-16 and outshining their opponents because they were already fully grown.

    Other coming age-cheaters should take a lesson from these cheat.

    • Ayphillydegreat 5 years ago

      However, they both went through the MRI process at U17 level. Why didn’t you say the same thing about Ndidi who was even sent home from their U17 camp during their formative years?? They are all products of Nigeria U13 and 15 teams. Just because they’re having a rough ride doesn’t make them age cheats. Most of their appearances this season are as substitutes often playing the last 15 or 10 minutes in most games. I hope you will not be saying thing about Chukwueze or Osimhen if they go through such rough spell. I remember when Osimhen was struggling at Wolfsburg some call him age cheat. Now the same set of people want him to be the number 9 ahead of Ighalo. That’s how it goes what goes around always comes around. 

    • Why do we always use age to smear hour players? He has lost form Yes, what has that got to do with age? am tired of all this age related abuses, Rashford was also in the list, was it Age too?

    • Footballfanatic 5 years ago

      My brother pray you jever go through rough times. At some point in our lives some of us will have rough periods in iur chosen careers, its how we get back up that matters. If they were scoring for fun I’m sure u won’t say anything about age.

    • Footballfanatic 5 years ago

      I remembernin 2009 when Ighalo was the captain of our U20 team. He preformed below average and was relatively known but wasn’t considered for the national team till he staryed scoring for watford. Different people peak at different times. Let’s support. Also, Ighalo is our main striker now lol.

    • There is no basis for this allegation. Iheanacho has been part of the national set up since at least age 13. He passed all the mid tests and his age is verified.
      I’m sure it Ian the same case with Isaac Success. Here is a photo of him winning award in the under 13 in 2010. Just in case you need further proof


  • Precious 5 years ago

    What else do you expect? So wasteful disgrace. Kelechi mustn’t walk into the camp, he has to earn it. 

  • Pompei 5 years ago

    Someone I once knew would always say regarding Kele – REMEMBER THE NAME! Well, 2 years hence, we are still hoping the name will be remembered positively. Kele has gone from deadly striker/playmaker to instagram celebrity, parties, shopping sprees, etc. Nothing wrong with enjoying your hard earned money, but the football should not fall behind due to excesses, which should be curbed. If Kele somehow finds himself on the Afcon train, he needs to seize whatever chances come his way with both hands and feet. I doubt another opportunity will be extended to him, if he blows this one. When it comes to the Super Eagles, Nigerians are not very patient people, and you can understand why. This is the one thing that brings the whole nation together. Kele, shape up or ship out!

  • Edoman. 5 years ago

    At least, l was ahead of this reports in regards to these two individual in my previous comments and views

    Some body even alleged that l am at war with Iheanacho. l hope that person will see the baggage that is now being hipped on Iheanacho and Success all over the World.

    l am still waiting for someone to answer my concerns about going to the stadium to watch average players like these two guys.

  • Part of the problem of this duo is loss of focus and insolence at a point in time.They allowed the lucre of sudden wealth beguile them.

    They really need to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and train harder ahead of the pack to hit form back.I remember the lots of promises they showed at their U-17 days with Nigeria,and this should not be allowed to waste away.

    By now, this duo ought to be integral part of the nucleus of the Super Eagles.

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Kelechi stole my heart at the U17 championship to the point that i rated him above messi and compared him to only himself but the moment he started mingling with our so called superstars psquare i realised this boy is heading for doom because these guys will only lure you into clubbing alcholism patronising prostitute and all sort. Take a look at Iheanacho at Ndidi’s wedding looking all grown like 40years old with a proud look.
    One thing struck my mind when i kept mute and the answer was if this lad was educated and truely knew christ he would not had gone through this drama of career toture and i wish he would get a good advicer because he is still beliving on potential over humulity and spirituality. The day he finds this two things he will fly again and rule the world of football because an inform Kelechi is a messi in disguise.

    • Walking 5 years ago

      This is wisdom that can only come from a wise person.

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