Teemu Pukki has taken the Premier League by storm, winning player of the month for September. Currently he has scored a 6 in 6 matches. This is rare for a promoted striker.
Previously I've looked at GTG ratio's and how they adjust for top scorers for promoted clubs. In the Championship these top scorers typically get 1 goal in every 2 games. On promotion to the Premier League they naturally find it more challenging, on average scoring one goal every five games.
Pukki bucks the trend. Whiie his championship goal scoring was relatively good (0.67) and was only surpassed by the likes of Pierre van Hooijdonk, Glenn Murray and Kevin Phillips, Pukki would still do well to come close to his Championship form.
Andy Carroll was the only promoted striker to maintain his GTG ratio on promotion. This ratio was only 0.45 however. The most impressive is Kevin Phillips who held a championship GTG ratio of 0.76 which only fell by 0.04 upon promotion.
The Finn has a long way to go to match up to Phillips but is definitely on track.