Leicester City have obviously provided the standout story of this Premier League season.
Having already confirmed Champions League football for next year, the players can be proud no matter what happens next – although you’d be silly to think they’re not going to go all the way now.
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have contributed 37 of Leicester’s 57 goals this season, so it’s not surprising to see them come out on top of betting company bwin’s research on the Premier League’s Most Valuable Goalscorer. Using a formula that takes into account match-winning goals, equalisers, and goals that establish a lead of two, the Leicester forwards come out on top.
The research also shows that Dele Alli is a serial scorer of important goals – by bwin’s specifications every goal the 20-year-old has scored this season has been meaningful, with half of his eight league goals being match-winners.
The same goes for Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic, who has had his best season in the Premier League so far but gone rather under the radar due to performances elsewhere in the division – and Watford’s Odion Ighalo, who had a blistering start to the season but has suffered a quiet 2016.
The final thing of real interest here has to do with bottom of the table Aston Villa. While Ayoze Perez and Jermain Defoe have both scored half of their team’s match-winning goals this season, one player for the Villains has netted 67% of their decisive goals. Who? Someone by the name of own goal.