Good enough for £32.5m? Best PL goals per game ratios revealed

first_img 8) Wayne Rooney (41 in 87) and Christian Benteke (42 in 89) = 0.47 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since the Villa man’s debut – Liverpool fans will be hoping Benteke can outshine Man United captain Rooney. 9 3) Gareth Bale (21 in 30) = 0.70 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013, but had an outstanding season as he scored more than 20 goals for Tottenham, the first player to do so in the Premier League for Spurs since Jurgen Klinsmann in 1995. 6) Robin van Persie (44 in 83) = 0.53 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Van Persie has left the Premier League now, but since 2012, when he joined Man United, the striker has scored 44 Premier League goals in 83 games. 2) Diego Costa (20 in 26) = 0.77 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Costa’s first season in the Premier League was a prolific one, with his 20 goals helping Chelsea secure the title. 9 7) Harry Kane (24 in 47) = 0.51 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Kane was brilliant for Tottenham last season and his 21 goals in the 2014/15 campaign helped earn him a place in the full England squad. 4) Sergio Aguero (55 in 85) = 0.65 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Man City ace Aguero won the Premier League Golden Boot last season, scoring 26 times. However, since Benteke scored on his Premier League debut against Swansea, he has scored 55 goals in 85 games. 5) Daniel Sturridge (36 in 61) = 0.59 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – If it were not for injury, then Benteke’s new team-mate Sturridge would surely feature higher. 9 9 9 As Liverpool fans have pointed out, the £32.5m deal for Christian Benteke will make or break manager Brendan Rodgers.Goals are needed and the striker has certainly shown how prolific he is since making his Aston Villa debut in 2012.EXPERT VIEWS ON CHRISTIAN BENTEKEHere, talkSPORT looks at the 24-year-old’s goals per game ratio and pits him against the fellow Premier League marksmen who have scored at least 20 times since Benteke’s first game against Swansea. 9 9 10) Olivier Giroud (41 goals in 94 games) and Loic Remy (27 in 61) = 0.44 goals per game – click the arrow to see the Premier League’s top strikers since Benteke’s debut – Liverpool have signed Christian Benteke from Aston Villa, but where does the striker rank among the most prolific Premier League marksmen? Here, talkSPORT looks at the players who have scored at least 20 goals since Benteke’s Villa debut in 2012 and assesses their goals per game ratio. Giroud has been Arsenal’s focal point in attack, while Remy has scored goals for QPR, Newcastle and Chelsea. 9 9 1) Luis Suarez (53 in 63) = 0.84 goals per game – Liverpool fans were devastated to lose Suarez in 2014 and it’s easy to see why.last_img read more