ALBION will want more goals from their widemen and midfielders in the new season.

Now statistics compiled for last term have shown why there is such scope for improvement in front of goal.

Two of last season’s summer signings rank in the top five for Premier League attempts on goal among those who did not actually score.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh has come under plenty of fire for his lack of goals and he is one of them.

But stats produced by show Yves Bissouma is top of this particular table.

The Mali international went for goal on 22 occasions in the league last season without success.

One of the more memorable was his failure to convert a one-on-one late in the 1-0 win at Newcastle.

He could have been a hero in the 0-0 draw at home to Watford when, with the last kick of the game, he crashed a shot wide from outside the box.

But there were also times when he was guilty of going for ambitious shots with better options on offer.

Equally, he never repeated the free-kick which he arrowed into the top corner at Birmingham City in pre-season.

Bissouma, currently relaxing in Marbella after a long-standing shoulder issue ruled him out of the Africa Cup of Nations, has shown plenty of promise.

He scored his first goal in English football with an effort from outside the box at Bournemouth in the FA Cup. But shot selection and execution will be areas he looks at next season.

Especially after these figures, published by bookmakers Paddy Power Games, were highlighted.

Incredibly, Huddersfield striker Laurent Depoitre failed to net in 23 matches, including ten starts, last season, despite going for goal 21 times.

Then come a pair a defenders in Ben Mee of Burnley (20 attempts and no goals) and Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell (19).

And next on the list is Jahanbakhsh, who drew a blank from his 16 attempts, the same as Cheikhou Kouyate at Crystal Palace.

Jahanbakhsh freely highlighted his frustrating lack of goals when he spoke to The Argus after games towards the end of the season.

He never went closer than when cutting inside during the tense 1-0 win at home to Huddersfield and firing a shot against the bar as goalkeeper Jonas Lossl stood and watched.

Keep doing that and one day one will fly in.

But the type of chance he will have to start taking was illustrated in the second half of that match.

With the score still 0-0, he was sent away just to the left of goal and failed to angle his shot across the keeper, who dived to save comfortably.

Bissouma played 1,768 minutes – or the equivalent of almost 20 full games – while Jahanbakhsh had 1,019 minutes in his debut Premier League season after signing from abroad.

The same end-of-season stats claim Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be the unluckiest player in the Prem.

That conclusion is arrived at by adding up shots against the woodwork and “big chances” missed.

It is a slightly puzzling formula. Aubameyang missed more of the so-called “big chances” than any other Premier player.

Those misses will have no doubt included the shot he put wide in the second half when Albion drew 1-1 at Arsenal in the penultimate game of the season.

Aubameyang missed 24.47%, or almost a quarter, of his 23 “big chances” last term, the worst such record in the division.

Arguably, that was not down to bad luck.

If hitting the woodwork is the best sign of misfortune, then Marcos Alonso of Chelsea leads the way.

His angled shot against the post at the Amex in December, in a game in which he should later have been sent off, was one of six such moments in which fortune frowned on him.

In total, 13.33% of Alonso’s goal attempts struck post or bar, the highest percentage in the league among those who took a substantial number of shots.

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