Comparing Armando Broja’s 2021-22 stats with Chelsea’s other forwards

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Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja

Despite their success under Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea have a collection of forwards who’ve failed to fire on all cylinders this season – but one of their youngsters is enjoying a breakout year elsewhere in the Premier League.

Broja, a product of the Chelsea academy, has impressed during his loan spell at Southampton and has led plenty of supporters to demand his return to Stamford Bridge next season.

But would Tuchel entrust Broja with a place in his starting XI? Especially when Chelsea have a host of experienced internationals to choose from.

And Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl recently said: “He knows how important it is for him as a player to play continuously.

“Here he gets that chance and has shown he fits to us and our shape. There are a lot of examples where players after changing clubs do not perform like they have done with us.”

Whether Broja returns to Chelsea, stays at Southampton or moves elsewhere, it’s clear that the Albania international has a bright future in the game.

We’ve compared Broja’s 2021-22 Premier League stats at Southampton with the league numbers for Chelsea’s current forward options.

Goals
Armando Broja – 6
Romelu Lukaku – 4
Hakim Ziyech – 3
Kai Havertz – 2
Christian Pulisic – 2
Timo Werner – 2
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 1

Assists
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 2
Kai Havertz – 1
Hakim Ziyech – 1
Armando Broja – 0
Romelu Lukaku – 0
Christian Pulisic – 0
Timo Werner – 0

Minutes per goal
Armando Broja – 205
Timo Werner – 258
Romelu Lukaku – 264
Hakim Ziyech – 264
Christian Pulisic – 300.5
Kai Havertz – 488.5
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 810

Minutes per goal or assist
Hakim Ziyech – 198
Armando Broja – 205
Timo Werner – 258
Romelu Lukaku – 264
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 270
Christian Pulisic – 300.5
Kai Havertz – 325.6

Chances created per 90 mins
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 2.2
Hakim Ziyech – 1.5
Romelu Lukaku – 1.3
Christian Pulisic – 0.7
Kai Havertz – 0.5
Armando Broja – 0.2
Timo Werner – 0.2

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Armando Broja – 1.8 (50%)
Hakim Ziyech – 1.8 (40.9%)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 1.4 (53.8%)
Christian Pulisic – 1.3 (41.9%)
Kai Havertz – 1.2 (50%)
Timo Werner – 0.9 (37.5%)
Romelu Lukaku –  0.7 (53.8%)

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Hakim Ziyech – 39.9 (78.7%)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 32.2 (85.7%)
Kai Havertz – 30.7 (82.1%)
Christian Pulisic – 24.7 (77.3%)
Timo Werner – 20.2 (74.3%)
Armando Broja – 18.1 (58.0%)
Romelu Lukaku – 16.3 (73.6%)

Shots per 90 mins (inside the penalty area)
Hakim Ziyech – 3.5 (1.0)
Timo Werner – 3.0 (2.3)
Kai Havertz – 2.6 (1.8)
Armando Broja – 2.4 (1.8)
Romelu Lukaku – 2.2 (1.7)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 1.9 (1.8)
Christian Pulisic – 1.3 (1.2)


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