Yes, when attempting to get the ball over the line, it’s handy to throw caution to the wind and have a go once and a while. Never-the-less, here’s the Premier League’s top 5 advertising hoarding abusers.
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5 Michail Antonio
This may be the season that the former non-league winger grabbed the attention of the national side, Michail Antonio also makes his way onto this list with 32 off target shots in 27 appearances this season for the Hammers.
In the absence of decent forward players at the London stadium, We guess at least someone’s hurling out a few shots every now and then.
Off Target: 32
Total Shots: 75
4 Christian Eriksen
The Danish playmaking extraordinaire is providing yet another stellar season for the Lilywhites, knocking up 10 assists and 6 goals in 27 matches. He’s also been guilty of smashing 33 goals off target.
Off Target: 33
Total Shots: 100
3 Christian Benteke
Whilst he has shown flashes of is pedigree since making the move to Selhurst park, it seems increasingly unlikely that the Big Belgian outhouse will ever truly cement himself a Premier League hero his former years would suggest.
Not only that, the former Villa striker has shot wide on 25 occasions this season.
Off Target: 35
2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sure, not every fan of English football was that naive Zlatan’s ginormous ego would be pricked by the demands of the fastest and most unpredictable division in Europe, few, however, would foresee just how reliant Jose Mourinho’s side have become on the 9-time Swedish Player of the Year.
Saying that he does like to blast them wide of the nets.
Let’s not be too harsh on the striker, he’s also hit the target on 45 occasions, a league record.
Off Target: 36
Total Shots: 109
1 Paul Pogba
Returning to the club with a profile to match his giant sized pedegree, it’s no wonder the critics have gathered around Pogba on his failure to be Manchester United’s greatest EVER player in his homecoming season.
It his, however, interesting to note that the multi Serie A title winner has notched up an eye-watering 40 off target shots, all from the centre of midfield.
More than most, we are grateful the Frenchman’s talents haven’t been scuppered in a defensive midfield role, still, perhaps he’s trying too hard to prove his detractors wrong. Perhaps the inclusion of a certain France buddy will help him share the burden.
Off Target: 40
Total Shots: 84