EPL: The Premier League's 30 Greatest Strikers

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EPL: The Premier League's 30 Greatest Strikers
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This is my first attempt at a soccer comment since joining the Bleacher Report team. The first article I'm going to do is actually a bigger version of what I sent in when I first attempted to join Bleacher Report. Obviously as you can see by my profile picture and the picture at the side I am a Manchester United fan so you will probably assume that I am going to be totally biased to Manchester United.

But I will not be, and here's why.

The criteria for this article is that the player must have scored more than 60 Premier League goals. So a player like Hernan Crespo, who played two seasons in the EPL and had a similar strike rate to some guys on the list, only scored 20 Premier League goals and so will not be on the list.

That's another thing. This will be based on who has a better strike rate—not who has the most goals. If a Manchester United player is high up, it's not because I am a Manchester United fan, but because they deserve to.

I worked out the strike rate by taking the number of games they played and dividing it by the goals. The lower the number will determine how clinical they are.

A strikers' goal-scoring record will be correct up to the end of the 2010-2011 season. It's a bit unfair to include van Persie, who is attempting to score a bucket load this year. At the end of the season I'll review it and then RVP will more than likely move up. 

On with the list. 

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