Troy Deeney, Harry Kane and Dele Alli are the best value-for-money players in the Premier League judging by the amount of goals scored and the amount of weekly salary earned, according to a new survey.
Tottenham striker Kane, the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season with 22 goals to his name so far, is paid an average of £52,500 for each goal he has scored this season – a figure topped only by Spurs team-mate Alli (£49,500 for each goal scored) and Watford skipper Deeney (£40,333).
By contrast, Wayne Rooney – regarded as the Premier League’s highest-paid player – has cost Manchester United over £1,225,000 for each Premier League goal he has scored, while Yaya Toure and Mesut Ozil, and Raheem Sterling fare little better.
But the table, produced by Express Trainers, makes even more painful reading for under-performing Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who has so far cost the Blues £7,260,000 so far this season – but has no Premier League goals to show for his efforts.
With week 34 of the Premier League on the horizon, Express Trainers’ insights reveal which players have been value for money this season, which players have failed to reach expectations and which clubs have suffered some expensive injuries.
All players wages have been calculated from week 1 – week 33 of the Premier League using the latest documented weekly wage except for Jamie Vardy.
With a recent new contract, Vardy’s wages have been calculated using a running average of his wage at week 1 of the Premier League and updated to account for the new contract signed in February.
This puts his current weekly wage at £80,000, but average weekly wage at £48,000 this season. His cost / goal and cost / minute played has been calculated using the average £48,000 figure over 33 weeks.