With Manchester City and a number of other clubs having been linked with Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Inter’s Romelu Lukaku this summer, we have decided to compare their goalscoring records.
The stat we will be using is Non-Penalty Goals Minus xG. This shows us which striker has outperformed their expected goals based on the actual number of non-penalty goals they have scored.
A couple of caveats here. We have not included penalties as these can skew the results. We are also using StatBomb stats (via FBRef) which are incomplete as their xG data only goes back to the start of the 2017/18 season, but even so, it still gives a fair reflection of how the players have performed over the past four years.
Press the next page as we assess the four strikers’ performances in front of goal