The Premier League players who hit the woodwork most in 2018/19

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These players rattled the fame of the goal more times than anyone else across the campaign – and most are more surprising than others

With the Premier League season done and dusted, it’s time to see who’s been the most unlucky player of 2018/19.

The stats have come in, and we have a list of 13 names who have been terribly unlucky and hit the woodwork the most times across the season.

There’s a mixture of players within the list from a variety of clubs. We don’t just have the most lethal attackers on there, and some may come as a surprise.

For starters, the PFA Player of the Season made the list.

Virgil Van Dijk hit the woodwork four times in 2018/19 – the same amount as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – meaning that the Liverpool defender could have doubled his tally of four league goals if he’d been a bit more lucky.

Aubameyang hits the post at Burnley on the final day

Aubameyang, too, could consider himself unfortunate to have hit the woodwork four times, as if any one of those had gone in then he might have won the Golden Boot outright. Having said that, fellow joint-winner Sadio Mane was as close as it comes on five occasions.

But the most unlucky?

Here’s how the list looks.

Four times

Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)

This effort from Van Dijk hit the post against Arsenal in November

Nathan Redmond (Southampton)

Redmond struck the woodwork four times

Roberto Pereyra (Watford)

The Watford man was denied four times

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)

The Serbian is deadly from set-pieces, and sometimes not quite

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Aubameyang did still share the Golden Boot though

Five times

Chris Wood (Burnley)

Wood was denied five times

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

He is under there somewhere, we promise

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Mane could have won the Golden Boot outright with a bit more luck

Willian (Chelsea)

Willian was often left frustrated

Six times

Salomon Rondon (Newcastle United)

The Venezuelan could have had six more strikes

Michail Antonio (West Ham United)

No Michail, six

Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)

Alonso is always an attacking threat

Eight times

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

We’re sure he’ll make do with his title winners’ medal though

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