Big Chances Missed: Haaland Tops Premier League List With Nunez After Poor Showing vs Chelsea

Big Chances Missed: Haaland Tops Premier League List With Nunez After Poor Showing vs Chelsea

Joel Reyes
February 18, 2024 at 3:09 AM
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  • Manchester City were held by Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Saturday
  • Erling Haaland missed several big chances as City dropped points for the first time this year
  • Haaland is now ranked first alongside Darwin Nunez in the league in that particular department

Erling Haaland had a performance to forget on Saturday against Chelsea.

The Norwegian forward was guilty of missing several big chances in Manchester City's 1-1 draw with the Blues.

Sports Brief looks at the Premier League leaders in the big chances missed department following Haaland's poor showing against Chelsea.

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Erling Haaland reacts after Manchester City's draw with Chelsea. Images: Chris Brunskill.
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Who leads EPL in big chances missed?

1. Erling Haaland (Manchester City, 21)

Manchester City dropped points in the Premier League for the first time this year on Saturday, and Erling Haaland shouldered much of the blame for that happening.

The Norwegian forward struggled in the match against Chelsea, failing to find the back of the net despite having nine shot attempts.

The majority of his shots were in the box, with only two going on target. Haaland had several clear-cut opportunities to put Manchester City on the board, but he missed three big chances.

Haaland's 1.82 xG against Chelsea was the highest by a Premier League player this season without scoring.

1. Darwin Nunez (Liverpool, 21)

Haaland is tied with Darwin Nunez, who also has missed 21 big chances in the Premier League this season.

He did score the opening goal in Liverpool's 4-1 win over Brentford on Saturday, stretching his tally to nine for the 2023-24 campaign.

3. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa, 16)

Watkins is ranked third on the list, missing 16 big chances in the 2023-24 Premier League season.

He made the most of his opportunities, however, in Saturday's game against Fulham, scoring twice in Aston Villa's 2-1 victory.

4. Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea, 14)

The Blues are currently ranked 10th in the Premier League table and one of the reasons why that is the case is Jackson's struggles in front of goal.

He is fourth in the English top flight in big chances missed with 14. He missed a guilt-edge chance in the opening half against Manchester City on Saturday, per the Mirror.

He had another opportunity late in the second half to give the Blues the victory, but Enzo Fernandez denied him the chance to win the match.

They both had the intention of shooting the football, leading to a missed chance and an argument between the two players.

5. Alexander Isak (Newcastle United, 12)

Isak is ranked fifth on the list, missing 12 big chances this season.

He failed to find the back of the net in Newcastle's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.

Haaland's frustration boils over after Chelsea draw

Sports Brief recently reported on Haaland venting his anger at the TV cameras following the draw against Chelsea.

He became the second Man City player to take nine shots in a game without scoring a goal.

Haaland equaled City legend Sergio Aguero's record with his showing against the Blues.

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