Thus we have 4 strikers who at the start of the season, we all expected to be fighting for the top scorer’s prize but other than Tevez, the others have fallen a few goals short.
Each has suffered an injury or two along the way and in Rooney’s case his season has been affected rather severely.
Drogba has contributed 6 out of Chelsea’s 28 goals that are 21.4% of their goals.
Rooney has contributed 1 out of 35 but given the circumstances, we shall not compare his numbers and make it a 3 way competition.
Tevez has a massive 9 out 19 goals for City making it a staggering 47.3% of their goals.
Torres has 5 of 16 Liverpool goals giving him a 31.2% share of the goals.
Other strikers who have a claim to the title of best or most effective striker in the League are Johan Elmander of Bolton with 8 goals and Newcastle’s Andrew Carroll also with 8 goals.
Dimitar Berbatov has been Manchester United’s main striker in Rooney’s absence and his haul of 5 goals against Blackburn should propel him to the top of the charts. But if one has to choose between season long consistencies versus a one match blitz, I am sure we all would agree the former has much more value.
Arsenal is represented by Marouane Chamakh with 6 goals in 13 games and the number of occasions that he has come off before the end shows that the Young Frenchman has the potential to be a top scorer next season if it is one step too far this season.
Thus considering all the factors and numbers involved, I would have to go with Carlos Tevez as being the best striker in the Premier League and also the most effective. His consistency and form thus far together with his importance for the team and supporting cast, or the lack of, should make his performances seem even stronger.
I look forward to your opinion as the topic of best striker always brings out colorful opinion from fans of all clubs. This is an evaluation given the performances so far and we might have a totally different outcome by the end of the season.