Michael Owen celebrates against CityI do like looking at statistics, so maybe you do too. With Michael Owen wanting emphasis to be put on his performances as well as the goals he scored, I thought it would be interesting to see how Owen compares to the top strikers in the league.

These stats are never going to give you like for like because Owen is our third choice striker therefore gets fewer opportunities but they’re interesting enough to look at.

Fernando Torres (£25m)
Starts: 11
Minutes: 938
Goals: 9
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 104 minutes

Didier Drogba (£24m)
Starts: 10
Minutes: 875
Goals: 8
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 109 minutes

Darren Bent (£16.5m)
Starts: 10
Minutes: 882
Goals: 8
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 110 minutes

Michael Owen (Free)
Starts: 5
Minutes: 420
Goals: 3
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 140 minutes

Wayne Rooney (£27m)
Starts: 11
Minutes: 935
Goals: 6
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 156 minutes

Gabriel Agbonlahor (Free)
Starts: 11
Minutes: 1050
Goals: 6
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 175 minutes

Emmanuel Adebayor (£25m)
Starts: 8
Minutes: 700
Goals: 4
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 175 minutes

Robin van Persie (£2.75m)
Starts: 13
Minutes: 1125
Goals: 6
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 188 minutes

Carlos Tevez (£47m)
Starts: 9
Minutes: 812
Goals: 3
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 271 minutes

Nicholas Anelka (£15m)
Starts: 11
Minutes: 992
Goals: 3
Scoring rate: 1 goal per 331 minutes




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