Danny Welbeck is becoming an important player for Albion in front of goal and the stats back that up.

The 30-year-old scored his fourth goal for the Seagulls in their 2-1 to one of his former sides Manchester United.

Albion (380) have had the seventh most shots in the Premier League this season but have only scored 33 goals in return.

That had led to calls from fans for Albion to invest in a striker that can find the back of the net regularly.

But when you look at Welbeck’s stats, he has the best conversion rate in Graham Potter’s squad so far this season.

He has had 24 shots in his 17 appearances and scored four goals in return.

His conversion rate is impressive compared to his fellow strikers.

Top scorer Neal Maupay has had 60 shots in his 28 appearances and scored seven goals in return.

Aaron Connolly has had 21 shots in 15 appearances and scored two goals, while Andi Zeqiri has had six shots in his six appearances but has yet to get off the mark.

It’s not just the conversion rate that highlights how important Welbeck has been as his goals have also led to Albion picking up a fair few points.

His four goals have helped Albion to pick up seven points, including two wins and a draw with the only one that has not led to any rewards for Potter’s side was his strike at Old Trafford.

Potter did reveal after their defeat to United that the Seagulls are working on being more effective in the final third.

He said: “Scoring goals in the Premier League is not an easy thing to do because of the quality of the players you are up against, teams are more organised.

“But that is an area we want to try and improve but as I have said before our performances in terms of creating chances, having opportunities at goal has been quite good.

“It is just that little bit of perseverance we need to do to keep trying to improve, as like you say it is how you take that next step and get more points.”

One thing that will be pleasing for Welbeck, Albion, and the fans is that he has now started three games in a row, which is his best run of starts since November when he started six consecutive matches.

He will be hoping to continue that run against Everton on Monday at the Amex.

Welbeck enjoys playing against the Toffees having scored four goals and got four assists on the 13 occasions he has faced them.

He has only been more prolific against Aston Villa and Southampton.