Which teams have been the most over-reliant on their leading goalscorers so far this season? Here, we look at the Premier League players to have scored the highest percentage of their team’s goals in 2023/24.
5. Jarrod Bowen – West Ham – (10/29 – 34.5%)
Jarrod Bowen has started the new season on fire for West Ham, with the winger having reached 10 goals in just 16 league appearances. Bowen is already just two short of matching his best-ever Premier League total, form which has placed him in the conversation for an England place at Euro 2024.
Bowen has been used as a centre-forward on occasion in the absence of Michail Antonio, a position that West Ham manager David Moyes believes suits the 26-year-old’s skillset.
Jarrod increases his goalscoring tally 👏 pic.twitter.com/MHz7eOieDN
— West Ham United (@WestHam) December 18, 2023
“He can play the centre-forward position as well,” Moyes said earlier this month.
“Jarrod has always scored goals. He’s scored a lot of goals coming off wide areas, but I think he has shown he can play centrally as well. There are games we will play him wide and there are games where we will play him as a centre-forward.”
4. Erling Haaland – Manchester City (14/40 – 35%)
Erling Haaland blitzed a path to the Premier League’s single season goal record last season, and the Norwegian is again leading the race for the Golden Boot.
Haaland has hit 14 league goals in just 15 appearances for Manchester City, scoring 35% of the Premier League champion’s goals this season.
Last month, the 23-year-old reached 50 goals in the Premier League, reaching a half-century in just 48 games. He became the fastest footballer to score 50 goals in the division, eclipsing Andy Cole’s record by a huge 17 games.
3. Odsonne Edouard – Crystal Palace (6/17 – 35.3%)
Odsonne Edouard has failed to replicate the prolific form that he showed at Celtic in English football, with an underwhelming record of 11 league goals in two seasons at Crystal Palace.
However, Edouard has shown improvement around goal this term, scoring six times in 13 games to equal his best return since signing for Palace. The Eagles are the third-lowest scorers in the Premier League this season and have been reliant on Edouard to keep them above danger.
Roy Hodgson will be hoping the forward – the all-time record scorer for France at u-21 level with 17 in 14 caps – can maintain his impressive start to the campaign.
=1. Hwang Hee-chan – Wolves (8/21 – 38.1%)
Hwang Hee-chan has hit a purple patch in the season’s opening weeks, with his eight Premier League goals as many as the South Korean managed in his first two full seasons at Wolves combined.
The 27-year-old, who once shone in a forward line alongside Erling Haaland at Red Bull Salzburg, has been a bright light in the Wolves team this season. Having struggled to score goals in recent seasons, Hwang’s form has been a big boost to new manager Gary O’Neil.
Just sit back and admire the footwork from Toti Gomes and Hwang Hee-chan 🔥 pic.twitter.com/JBeUOiS8Ch
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 31, 2023
=1. Dominic Solanke – Bournemouth (8/21 – 38.1%)
It feels as if this list is full of players enjoying the best campaigns of their career to date.
Dominic Solanke took time to find his feet at Premier League level during spells with Chelsea, Liverpool and Bournemouth, but the latter’s drop into the second tier provided the forward with chance to develop away from top-flight pressures.
After scoring 29 league goals during the club’s promotion campaign in 2021/22, Solanke has matured into a fine Premier League option. This season, the forward has set the tone for Andoni Iraola’s high-intensity football, while setting a new personal best for Premier League goals.
The 26-year-old has scored eight goals in 16 appearances for Bournemouth, form which has prompted talk of a potential England call.