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Vardy has chance to topple Cisse as most lethal scorer

12 Dec 2019
Jamie Vardy, Leicester City

Leicester City striker is on target to beat Papiss Demba Cisse's best-ever conversion rate for a Premier League season

Jamie Vardy is on course to be the most lethal player in a single Premier League season.

Not only has Vardy scored five more than any one else this term but his 16 goals have come from only 41 shots.

If he can keep up that conversion rate of over 39 per cent then the Leicester City striker would surpass Papiss Demba Cisse.

The former Newcastle United striker set the record for the most clinical campaign in front of goal among players who have struck at least 10 times.

The Senegalese scored 13 goals in 14 appearances in his first Premier League season, at a conversion rate of 33.33 per cent.

Most clinical PL seasons
Player Season Goals  Shot conv. rate
 Papiss Demba Cisse 2011/12 13 33.33
 Freddie Ljungberg 2004/05 10 32.26
 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 2017/18 10 32.26
 Yaya Toure 2013/14 20 31.25
 Olivier Giroud 2016/17 12 30.77
 Fernando Llorente 2016/17 15 28.85
 Jamie Vardy 2017/18 20 28.17
 Robert Pires 2003/04 14 26.42
 Robert Pires 2004/05 14 26.42

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the last man to threaten Cisse, in 2017/18, when he equalled the mark set by his current head coach Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal in 2004/05.

And Aubameyang is again in with a chance this season. The Gabon international has netted 11 goals from 16 matches this season at a conversion rate of 26.83 per cent.

However, his task will not be made easier by the Gunners' next opponents. They face champions Manchester City this weekend, while Vardy's Foxes host a Norwich City side with the second-worst defensive record in the league.

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