Despite scoring less goals than the top Premier League strikers, Burnley’s rising star Danny Ings has been on the radar of top Premier League clubs. And we know why.
Ings has played 25 matches this season, having scored 9 goals. Last season, the Championship Player of the Year netted 21 goals in 40 appearances.
This graph suggests he has continued his fine form. After a moderate start and skipping four matches due to an injury, he scored a brace at Stoke City for a total score of 58 points. He has found the net five times in his last nine appearances.
Despite the fact that he is only the 13th best scorer in the English top flight, a detailed comparison with the top three scorers by Opta-powered fantasy football game Oulala.com reveal much more about him as a player.
Chelsea star Diego Costa is the only member of a trio who has made less shots than Ings this season, while City’s Kun Agüero leads the way in terms of assists.
The 22-year-old has played an important role defensively and with 23 tackles won, he massively outranks the other three players. He has also shown more effort regards to intercepting the ball.
It is also worth mentioning he has been fouled almost as many times as Agüero and Costa combined.
Obviously it won’t be very hard for Ings to move to a bigger club but he is now facing a much tougher job: to ensure that Burnley crawl out of the relegation zone.