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By the nature of the ranking system, certain players must be excluded from the process.
These include those signed on free transfers, players who came through the academy set-up (including those signed initially from other teams, but who joined to a club's youth programme) and players who have yet to represent their club in the Premier League.
Also, players who have played in the top flight for their club but have not scored a league goal would by default be ranked last on the list, so they are therefore not included (such as Romelu Lukaku).
After the exclusions, detailed below, more than 30 Premier League strikers remained to be ranked according to their transfer fee-to-goals-scored ratio.
Arsenal: Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner, Park Chu-Young
Aston Villa: Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andi Weimann, Nathan Delfouneso, Nicklas Helenius
Cardiff City: recently promoted, no players considered
Chelsea: Romelu Lukaku
Crystal Palace: recently promoted, no players considered
Everton: Victor Anichebe, Arouna Kone
Fulham: Hugo Rodallega
Hull City: recently promoted, no players considered
Liverpool: Iago Aspas
Manchester City: Stevan Jovetic, Alvaro Negredo
Manchester United: Danny Welbeck
Newcastle United: Shola Ameobi
Norwich City: Luciano Becchio, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Gary Hooper
Southampton: Billy Sharp, Tanadari Lee, Emmanuel Mayuka
Stoke City: none
Sunderland: Jozy Altidore, David Moberg Karlsson
Swansea City: Wilfried Bony, Leroy Lita
West Brom: Nicolas Anelka, Markus Rosenberg
West Ham: Andy Carroll