The Premier League players with the best conversion rate since 2022/23
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by Harry Diamond
6h ago
The best Premier League forwards often boast the best conversation rate, a measurement that calculates the percentage of shots that turn into goals. Here, we rank the Premier League players with the best conversion rate since the start of last season, featuring players to have scored a minimum of 12 goals in the division. The Premier League players with the best conversion rate since 2022/23: Harry Kane – 23.1% (30 goals) Harry Kane departed for pastures new in the summer after leaving Tottenham for Bayern Munich in a club-record deal. Kane’s final season in north London was the joint-best of ..read more
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Howe admits Newcastle must be ‘close to their best’ at Arsenal
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by Harry Diamond
6h ago
Eddie Howe has insisted Newcastle must be close to their best to earn a result at Arsenal this weekend. Newcastle travel to face the in-form Gunners in the Premier League on Saturday evening, with the Magpies in need of a result to keep alive their fading hopes of European football.   Newcastle won 1-0 in the reverse fixture at St James’ Park, as Anthony Gordon’s controversial goal condemned Arsenal to defeat in the North East. However, Arsenal arrive into the rematch in fine form and have won five consecutive Premier League games since the turn of the new year. “We will need to replicat ..read more
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Arsenal boss Arteta keen to settle score with Newcastle
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by Harry Diamond
6h ago
Mikel Arteta admits there is ‘history’ with Newcastle as Arsenal take on the Magpies in the Premier League this weekend. Arsenal host Newcastle tomorrow evening as the Gunners look to continue their perfect league form to start the new year. Arteta’s side have won five consecutive league games, scoring 21 goals, but take on a Newcastle team who beat them in the reverse fixture in November. Recent clashes with Newcastle have had an element of spice as both teams compete at the top end of the division and Arteta admits there is ‘history’ ahead of an important game for his side.   “With eve ..read more
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Showboaters: Five of the Premier League’s great entertainers
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
While the pressure of winning football matches tends to dominate headlines at the highest level, there’s nothing quite like seeing players showboat and enjoying themselves out on the pitch. Throughout the years, fans have been wowed by some sublime skills from Premier League stars, players unafraid to express themselves and try something out of the ordinary. Whether it’s an innovative and unique piece of trickery or a staple of the game executed in fine style, fans often delight in the art of the showboat and players bringing pizazz to the Premier League. We’ve decided to pay tribute to some ..read more
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West Ham to reignite Dominic Solanke interest
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
West Ham are ready to reignite their interest in signing Dominic Solanke as the club look to sign a striker this summer. The Irons saw a £40m offer turned down for Solanke during last summer’s transfer window and have since seen the 26-year-old produce a career-best campaign at Bournemouth.   Solanke has scored 16 goals in 28 appearances for the Cherries in all competition to move into contention for a place in the England squad ahead of March’s international break. West Ham have made the signing of a centre-forward their focus for the summer having used Jarrod Bowen as a makeshift strik ..read more
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Thomas Tuchel keen on Premier League return
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
Thomas Tuchel will prioritise a return to the Premier League when he leaves Bayern Munich at the end of the season. A decision has been made for Tuchel to leave his position as Bayern Munich manager at the end of the current campaign, following a downturn in results that has left the German champions eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the title race.   The Bundesliga side also face a challenge to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after a 1-0 defeat at Lazio in the first leg of their last-16 tie. The Telegraph are reporting that a return to the Premier League would appeal to ..read more
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A breakdown of Erling Haaland’s insane Premier League goal record
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by Harry Diamond
2d ago
Erling Haaland’s midweek winner against Brentford saw the Manchester City forward achieve another remarkable feat, with his goal meaning the 23-year-old has now scored against every opponent he has faced in the Premier League. Brentford were last of the 21 teams Haaland has faced so far that he had failed to find the net against, but a second-half strike at the Etihad completed a full house and continued City’s title challenge.   Haaland is only the second player to have played against 2+ teams in the Premier League and scored against every opponent, with only Harry Kane (32/32) betterin ..read more
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Who should solve England’s defensive midfield dilemma?
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by Harry Diamond
3d ago
Gareth Southgate faces a major decision on his midfield this summer, as England head to the European Championship as one of the favourites for success. Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham are guaranteed to start in central midfield if fit, with the latter having thrived in an advanced role for Real Madrid this season. Bellingham’s brilliance further forward has raised question marks as to who should start alongside Rice, given the lack of natural options in a more defence-minded role. Jordan Henderson’s decline and Kalvin Phillips’ loss of form have presented a selection headache, with Southgate ..read more
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England: Who will be on the plane for Euro 2024?
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by Harry Diamond
3d ago
Gareth Southgate is running out of time to finalise his plans for the European Championship, with next month’s fixtures against Brazil and Belgium the final chance for England to experiment. The Three Lions boss has been famously loyal to several stars who have served him well in past tournaments and qualification campaigns, but there are large question marks over a number of established figures. As Euro 2024 rapidly approaches, we’ve looked at the selection status of England’s top talent ahead of the tournament. Guaranteed a place on the plane: Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Decl ..read more
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The youngest players to score in six straight Premier League games
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by Ste McGovern
4d ago
Rasmus Hojlund set a new record at the week, becoming the youngest player to score in six consecutive games in the Premier League.  The Danish striker scored twice for Manchester United as they beat Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Sunday. The 21-year-old, who joined the Red Devils from Atalanta in a deal worth up to £72 million last summer, is in the best goalscoring form of his campaign so far, having found the net seven times in his last six league appearances (and assisted another two for good measure).   It’s rare for a player so young to be so consistent in front of goal, and t ..read more
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