Leicester City’s struggle for goals in 2017 has been well-documented, with the club being the only team in Europe’s top five leagues yet to score a goal this year, a run of six games.
But their poor show in front of goal has gone on for much longer than the beginning of the year, as the stats show. While Jamie Vardy scored 24 league goals last season, and Riyad Mahrez added 17, this year, no striker has found anywhere near that sort of form.
Vardy, Mahrez and company have a chance to turn things around starting with Monday’s game against Liverpool, the Foxes’ first game since the shock decision to sack Claudio Ranieri.
Can Leicester City rediscover the attacking verve that helped bring a miraculous Premier League title to the King Power Stadium last season?
Robert Lewandowski scored his first Bundesliga goal in 2010. Since then, he’s gone on to become one of the most deadly strikers not just in the Bundesliga, but in the world.
The Polish striker first starred for Borussia Dortmund, winning two league titles as well as scoring prolifically, before finding a new level to his game at Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski once scored five goals in nine minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute to completely turn around a game in which Munich were trailing to Wolfsburg.
While he doesn’t always score five goals in a game, Lewandowski displays his striking prowess in one way or the other just about every chance he gets and has led the league’s goal-scoring charts twice during his time in Germany.
Here’s a look at 10 of his best in the Bundesliga.
The Chinese Super League has been making waves with big-name signings and the most recent transfer window was a sight to behold.
Carlos Tevez made the move to Shanghai Shenua and will reportedly earn a salary of over £600,000 (Dh 2.7m) a week, making him the highest-paid player in the world.
He wasn’t the only one to succumb to the pull of China’s astronomical wages. Oscar swapped Chelsea for China, while Axel Witsel reportedly turned down a move to Juventus in favour of China.
There have been rumours that the Chinese Super League is trying to make Wayne Rooney its next marquee signing, with the Manchester United forward falling down the pecking order at his club. It would represent a stunning coup for the rapidly rising league.
With all of this heavy spending, is China poised to take over world football?