Who's best from the penalty spot? We compare all 20 Premier League clubs
By Patrick Surlis
Last Updated: 27/09/17 8:26am
How good is your team from the penalty spot? We take a look at the best and worst conversion percentages among Premier League clubs...
Arsenal became just the third team to score 100 Premier League penalties when Alexandre Lacazette beat Ben Foster from 12 yards during the Gunners' 2-0 win over West Brom on Monday.
Only Liverpool (112) and Chelsea (107) have scored more - and both have done so more efficiently than Arsenal.
Of those three clubs, Arsenal have the worst conversion percentage (74.6%) compared to Liverpool (77.2%) and Chelsea (85.6%).
How do those statistics stack up against rival Premier League clubs?
Premier League penalty table (current PL clubs)
|Team||Penalties taken||Penalties scored||Conversion %|
West Brom felt aggrieved to be denied a penalty against Arsenal on Monday when Shkodran Mustafi appeared to foul Jay Rodriguez in the box. It's become something of a familiar feeling for Baggies fans.
Referee Bobby Madley's decision extended their wait for a spot-kick to 39 games and counting, the longest active run in the top flight, albeit some way short of Wimbledon's record 91-game streak without a penalty between 1997 and 2000.
Had Madley pointed to the spot, West Brom would have been given an excellent chance to take the lead at the Emirates.
However, their penalty-taking efficiency is the worst in the top flight - the Baggies have comfortably the lowest conversion percentage among current Premier League teams, scoring just 62.5% of their spot-kicks.
Leicester City (69.23%) have also struggled from the spot, most recently failing on Saturday when Simon Mignolet denied Jamie Vardy in a narrow 3-2 defeat.
The Foxes have succeeded with just 36 of their 52 efforts, with Riyad Mahrez missing four of his 11 attempts for the club.
Swansea have proven most clinical from 12 yards, converting 19 of their 20 penalties (95%). Their sole miss was courtesy of Scott Sinclair, who saw his strike kept out by Joe Hart in Swansea's 1-0 win over Man City in March 2012.
Watford (93.3%) and Southampton (89.71%) also boast impressive penalty conversion ratios, with the Saints boosted by spot-kick kings Matt Le Tissier, James Beattie and Rickie Lambert.
Most successful penalty takers (min 10 attempts)
|Pens taken||Pens scored||Conversion %|
|Matt Le Tissier||26||25||96%|
The three forwards combined to miss just two top-flight penalties from a combined 50 attempts. Le Tissier's famously came when Nottingham Forest 'keeper Mark Crossley denied him in 1993, while Beattie's lone top-flight miss came for Everton against Charlton stopper Thomas Myhre in 2006.
Only Man City midfielder Yaya Toure, who has scored all 11 of his penalties, can beat Le Tissier's record ratio of 25 scored from 26 attempts (96%).
Other top marksmen from the spot include Danny Murphy (94 per cent) and Julian Dicks (93.8%).
As for goalkeepers, former Arsenal stopper David Seaman boasts the best record, saving seven of the 22 penalties he faced (32%).
Among active 'keepers, Liverpool's Mignolet (31%) and Watford's Heurelho Gomes (27%) lead the way.
Belgium international Mignolet improved his already impressive reputation with another stop on Saturday, keeping out Vardy's effort.
Gomes last saved a spot-kick in December 2016 when he stopped Christian Benteke's effort during a 1-1 draw on Boxing Day.
Most successful goalkeepers (min 10 penalties faced)
|Pens faced||Pens saved||Save conversion %|
|Edwin van der Sar||31||8||26%|
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