When a big chance comes along for your side, who is the man you want taking the shot?
When answering that question perhaps you should stay clear of these next players because these are the 10 players to miss the most ‘Big Chances’ this season.
10. Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City sit pretty at the top of the league, but at times finding the back of the net has been a struggle. Much of that can be put down to the absence of Sergio Aguero but they could have an even bigger lead at the top had they taken more of their big chances. One player at City many class as one of the finest in the world is Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder has missed 8 big chances this season according to the Premier League which is more than you might expect from the midfield maestro nonetheless he is still one of the league’s best players and you’re always going to score more goals when he’s in the side.
9. Roberto Firmino
Like Kevin De Bruyne, Firmino has missed 8 big chances this season however much more has been made of his failings in front of goal. The Brazilian has been called out by many for his inability to score and some believe Jota may replace him as the Champions’ main option up front. Perhaps if he had slotted away some of the big chances that have come his way, such as against Manchester United, Liverpool would have a greater grip on the title race.
8. Jamie Vardy
Despite being well and truly in the hunt for this year’s golden boot, Vardy hasn’t been infallible in front of goal. This season he’s missed 9 big chances. Like with Firmino, those chances might have given the Foxes greater command over the title race and the hunt for the coveted top four places.
7. Son Heung-Min
Son has been outstanding this season. He’s notched an impressive 12 goals and many believe he has cemented himself as the league’s best left-winger despite the fierce competition. However, like Vardy he could’ve had more goals missing 9 big chances this season. Not only could they have fired him beyond Salah as the league’s top scorer, they might have saved Spurs from their recent poor form.
6. Sadio Mane
In the same vein as teammate Firmino, Mane isn’t having the greatest season by his lofty standards. He’s been overshadowed by Salah on the right wing and endured his longest spell without a goal whilst in a Liverpool shirt. Nonetheless, the 9 big chances he’s missed is an indicator he is still playing well and soon enough his sharpness will return.
5. Che Adams
With the injuries to Danny Ings, Southampton have had to rely more upon Adams. He’s done relatively well scoring 4 goals which leaves him as the Saints’ second top scorer. That said, he’s missed 10 big chances this campaign and in doing so still finds himself overshadowed by Ings.
4. Timo Werner
Werner hasn’t been the player many expected he’d be since joining Chelsea. He’s struggled to find the right position bouncing around the front three and with that has come a severe lack of goals. Some of his misses have been horrendous and have caused many to see him as the biggest flop of the season. He’s missed 10 big chances this season which is over-double the amount of goals he’s scored.
3. Ollie Watkins
With 8 goals this season, Watkins is Villa’s top scorer. The summer signing has been a key feature of an impressive season for Villa but he could’ve scored many more. Having missed 11 big chances this campaign, the striker could have up to 19 goals.
2. Chris Wood
This one might surprise you. When you think of Burnley they’re not exactly the kind of side to dominate games and create chances galore. Despite that, the ex-Leeds man has missed 12 big chances this season three times as many as the goals he’s scored. If he’d just scored half of those goals Burnley would likely be well away from relegation and perhaps on the road to a season as good as their impressive 17/18 campaign.
1. Patrick Bamford
With 11 goals this season, Bamford has taken the top flight by storm. He’s even in the hunt for the golden boot only four goals behind pace-setter Mo Salah. That said, he’s missed 13 big chances this campaign which echoes his at times erratic form in the Championship. Fortunately, it’s been covered up by his ability to hit the back of the net and Leeds fans will hope it stays that way.