Top (29?!) Scorers & Scoring/Creative Contributions (after 24 games)

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Just data dropping this here, few quick comments;

Daryl Murphy of Ipswich leads the way with 17 non-penalty goals and 1 assist – a scoring contribution behind only Hugo Rodallega and Kenwyne Jones, who have more assists that Murphy (DM has played more minutes, registering a goal every 121 minutes, whereas HR Goals per Minutes played is 177 and KJ’s is 143)

Michail Antonio and Bakary Sako love the ball at their feet – both have attemped over 100 dribbles already, with Sako more successful with 57% completed to Antonio’s 44%. Both have gotten goals and assists from the wing, leading to admirable scoring contributions of 0.709 for Antonio whilst Sako’s 0.378 is fairly average for this division.

David Cotterill has been a key figure in Birmingham’s very weird season – amongst the bright sparks are also Demarï Gray; but Cotterill’s goals (6) and assists (6) as well as being a creative force with 74 key passes (next closest is the equally strong Grant Leadbitter with 50, who has enjoyed a great season of penalty scoring – 7 dispatched) the highest in the league.

Britt Assombalonga shone initially for Notts Forest after a (relatively) big money move from Peterborough, but has simmered down in recent times. 20 out of 68 shots have been on target, a joint lowest in this list of 29 of (what a coin-ki-dink) 29%. The most accurate shooter/efficient shooter is Clayton Donaldson, who’s hit the target 90% of the time he’s taken a shot (19/21 taken)

Mentions also for Rudy Gestede who I am a huge fan of, for the annoyingly consistent Chris Martin and also for the surprisingly wasteful David McGoldrick who has taken the most shots in this list (85, one more than Daryl Murphy) but has put just 25 on target (29%) (The exact same ratio as Assombalonga) (Worst of all is Glenn Murray though, who’s loan spell at Reading has now finished – but his 19 shots on target from a possible 65 is huge.)

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