Comparing Romelu Lukaku’s 2020-21 stats to Chelsea’s current forwards

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Chelsea may have secured Champions League qualification but goalscoring has been a problem all season – Jorginho ended up as their top Premier League goalscorer with just seven goals, all of which were penalties.

It’s no surprise that they’re linked with a move for former striker Romelu Lukaku. Despite winning Serie A, Inter Milan are rumoured to be in financial difficulty and need to raise money in the transfer market this summer.

We’ve compared Lukaku’s 2020-21 Serie A stats to the corresponding Premier League output of Chelsea’s current forward options.

Goals
Romelu Lukaku – 24
Olivier Giroud – 6
Timo Werner – 6
Kai Havertz – 4
Mason Mount – 4
Tammy Abraham – 3
Christian Pulisic – 3
Hakim Ziyech – 2

Assists
Romelu Lukaku – 11
Timo Werner – 8
Hakim Ziyech – 3
Christian Pulisic – 1
Kai Havertz – 2
Tammy Abraham – 1
Mason Mount – 1
Olivier Giroud – 0

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Minutes per goal
Olivier Giroud – 98.5
Romelu Lukaku – 120.3
Kai Havertz – 296.3
Tammy Abraham – 299.3
Mason Mount – 365.5
Timo Werner – 416
Hakim Ziyech – 492
Christian Pulisic – 506.6

Minutes per goal or assist
Romelu Lukaku – 82.5
Olivier Giroud – 98.5
Timo Werner – 178.3
Hakim Ziyech – 196.8
Kai Havertz – 197.5
Tammy Abraham – 224.5
Mason Mount – 292.4
Christian Pulisic – 380

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Christian Pulisic – 2.3
Romelu Lukaku – 1.7
Mason Mount – 1.4
Hakim Ziyech – 1.4
Kai Havertz – 1.1
Timo Werner – 1
Tammy Abraham – 0.5
Olivier Giroud – 0

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Hakim Ziyech – 49.1 (79.6%)
Mason Mount – 47.2 (85%)
Kai Havertz – 42.6 (84.7%)
Christian Pulisic – 33.8 (84%)
Timo Werner – 27.2 (79%)
Olivier Giroud – 24.5 (71.9%)
Romelu Lukaku – 22.9 (72.5%)
Tammy Abraham – 17.2 (72.1%)

Shots per 90 mins (inside penalty area)
Olivier Giroud – 3.2 (1.7)
Mason Mount – 3.1 (1.5)
Romelu Lukaku – 3 (2.2)
Tammy Abraham – 2.8 (2.3)
Timo Werner – 2.7 (2)
Hakim Ziyech – 2.5 (0.6)
Christian Pulisic – 2.1 (1.4)
Kai Havertz – 2 (1.6)


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