Premier League remains the most competitive League in the World. The intensity has gone up in the last two seasons since the arrival of top-notch Coaches. They include Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Jose Mourinho at Manchester United and Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The fans are the biggest beneficiary without a shadow of a doubt. Today, we take a look at players with most goals as substitutes also known as super subs.
Take a look at the top six;
6. Daniel Sturridge- 15 goals
Former Liverpool fringe striker Daniel Sturridge is not that bad after all. The England forward who is currently on loan at West Brom is a massive force off the bench. He has struggled with injuries in recent years. This might be the reason why his coaches decided to use him as a substitute to minimize damage. He has taken the role with both hands with 15 goals in 78 matches so far. We must also take into consideration his spells at Chelsea and Manchester City.
5. Javier Hernandez- 16 goals
Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is a well known super sub. Sir Alex Ferguson used him in that role regularly. When he arrived from Mexico, he was a regular starter. However, the Scott realized the attacker was more effective coming off the bench. He might have been right because in 54 matches he netted 14 goals. This also includes spells under David Moyes and briefly under Louis Van Gaal. At West Ham, he has continued with the same trend and Chelsea fans know it works.
4. Nwankwo Kanu- 17 goals
Big shoes for anyone to fill,playing for Arsenal under Arsene was one of the best period of my career, 2 premiership, 2 FA cups, The invincibles, playing with some of the best assembled players,influencing millions of fans in Africa to support this great club. pic.twitter.com/tILZo70jBE
— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) April 20, 2018
Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu was also a super sub of some sort. He netted a total of 17 goals in 118 matches off the bench. He had six successful seasons at Emirates winning 2 Premier League titles and 2 FA Cups. He was in the invincible team of 2004. He is among the few African players who have also lifted Uefa Champions League, he did it with Ajax under Dutchman Louis Van Gaal. The super sub goals also include spells with West Brom and Portsmouth.