Bored at work so decided to take a look at the strikers we've currently got on our books and found it pretty interesting how the profile of each player differs. The data above is based on every top flight league game played (so includes Success and Deulofeus time abroad, and only has Deeney and Grays PL stats included) First off - what does it all mean? G90 = Simply the number of goals scored per 90 minutes played (or total minutes played divided by 90, then divide that number by the number of goals scored) xG90 = The same as above, but instead of actual goals scored, using expected goals (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40699431) SH90 = Shots taken per 90, same calculation as G90 A90 = Assists per 90 minutes, same calculation as G90 xA90 = Expected assists per 90 minutes, same as xG90 but for assists KP90 = Key passes (a pass that then leads to a shot) played per 90 minutes xGChain90 = Players can be involved in the creation of shots/goals and not get much credit as they don't get either the key pass or the assist. xgChain changes that by working out how many sequences of possessions the player is involved in and all the shots created by that then works out their xG to work out how much each player is involved in the creation of shots. xGBuildup90 = Basically the same, but with shots and assists removed to focus purely on the build-up play rather than the end result. Bit complicated, but hopefully I've explained that well enough....Let's see what the data says and look at each player individually Deeney: Doesn't take that many shots, with the lowest numbers out of anyone except Deulofeu (which isn't surprising since Deulofeu has largely played on the wing at every club he's been at), looks decent enough at creating chances although I'm surprised his xGchain and xGbuildup numbers are so low, if I'd blind guessed at those numbers I woulda put them higher - but all in all Deeney can pretty much be classed as an all rounder. Deulofeu: Unsurprisingly as he's spent most of his time on the wing, his creative numbers are much higher than his goal-scoring numbers. We've all seen his finishing this season and know he's not destined to carry on playing up front, and the numbers match that. Gray: Very similar profile to Deeney, jack of all trades - master of none, although his profile is slightly leaning towards more of a goalscoring striker rather than Deeney who's numbers are very slightly more geared towards creating. Success: Not great goalscoring stats, with fewer goals than he should have scored, especially considering the amount of shots he takes. Creates a decent amount it seems as well, but nothing to write home about. Cucho: A very similar profile to Success, with pretty poor goalscoring stats but decentish numbers for creating chances. Still very young though and has had to deal with a massive step-up in league quality from last season (would love to see these same stats for last season) in a terrible team. Lukebakio: The goalscoring numbers are through the roof, with basically nothing offered in terms of creation. Completely different profile to anyone else we have at the club. So what does this mean for next season? Firstly, we have enough strikers that I'd shift Deulofeu back to the wing where he'd likely be better utilised. Success and Cucho have very similar profiles - so both aren't needed, although I'd definitely keep one of them in the first team, either loan Cucho out to a better team and let him develop and keep Success or keep Cucho, let him acclimatise to the PL and then sell Success. Gray and Deeney also have similar profiles so both not needed. I'd *probably* side with Deeney, although Deeney does turn 31 in the summer whilst Gray is 3 years younger. Lukebakio I'd keep simply as he looks to offer something that our current strikers can't - goals Interested as to what others would do...other than sell them all and buy Messi's little toe.