Comparing Aubameyang’s 21-22 stats to Chelsea’s current forwards

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF played at Camp Nou Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

Chelsea have been extremely busy in the summer transfer window and are reportedly considering a move for Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to bolster their forward line – but how do Aubameyang’s numbers compare to the options already at Chelsea’s disposal?

The 33-year-old striker only moved to Barcelona in January, signing a deal that runs until the summer of 2025, but the arrival of Robert Lewandowski in Spain has cast doubts over his Camp Nou future.

And, after loaning out Romelu Lukaku to Inter, Chelsea are thought to be keen on signing Aubameyang to add depth to their attacking options.

“The name of Aubameyang has been broached when there’s been informal discussions between Chelsea and Barcelona,” Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth said on The Transfer Show.

“It should be said though that Aubameyang has got a fantastic relationship with Thomas Tuchel.

“If you go back to when Tuchel was Borussia Dortmund manager, Aubameyang played under him for two seasons [2015-17]. In that time, he played 95 games for Dortmund and scored 79 goals.

“It might not be as fanciful as people are making out. These are just initial informal discussions and the name just happened to come up because Chelsea and Barcelona are talking about other deals.

“Barcelona are probably looking at a load of players who maybe they need to get off the wage bill. Would Aubameyang be one of those I wonder?”

Planet Football have crunched the numbers to assess whether Aubameyang would represent an upgrade on Chelsea’s forward line.

We’ve included the Gabon international’s 2021-22 league stats with both Arsenal and Barcelona and compared them to the corresponding Premier League numbers of Chelsea’s current forwards.

Goals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 15
Raheem Sterling – 13
Kai Havertz – 8
Christian Pulisic – 6
Timo Werner – 4
Hakim Ziyech – 4
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 1

Assists
Raheem Sterling – 5
Hakim Ziyech – 3
Kai Havertz – 3
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 2
Christian Pulisic – 2
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 2
Timo Werner – 1

Minutes per goal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 142.1
Raheem Sterling – 163.6
Kai Havertz – 227.0
Christian Pulisic – 214.3
Timo Werner – 321.5
Hakim Ziyech – 329.3
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 966.0

Minutes per goal or assist
Raheem Sterling – 118.1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 125.4
Christian Pulisic – 160.8
Kai Havertz – 165.1
Hakim Ziyech – 188.1
Timo Werner – 257.2
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 322.0

Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Chelsea v Middlesbrough. Stamford Bridge 2007.

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Chances created per 90 minutes
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 2.3
Hakim Ziyech – 2.1
Raheem Sterling – 1.8
Christian Pulisic – 1
Kai Havertz – 1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0.7
Timo Werner – 0.6

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Raheem Sterling – 2.2 (46.7%)
Hakim Ziyech – 1.9 (43.2%)
Christian Pulisic – 1.7 (42.5%)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 1.5 (62.5%)
Kai Havertz – 0.9 (42.9%)
Timo Werner – 0.7 (30.4%)
Pierre-Emerick Auabmeyang – 0.3 (46.2%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Hakim Ziyech – 43.2 (81.2%)
Raheem Sterling – 34.7 (85.3%)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 33.0 (85.3%)
Kai Havertz – 32.4 (81.3%)
Christian Pulisic – 30.6 (80.3%)
Timo Werner – 26 (78%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 18.1 (73.1%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside the penalty area)
Hakim Ziyech – 3.6 (1.1)
Timo Werner – 3.1 (2.8)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3.0 (2.5)
Kai Havertz – 2.8 (2.4)
Raheem Sterling – 2.4 (1.4)
Christian Pulisic – 2 (1.5)
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 1.7 (1.6)


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