The rumours linking Erling Haaland with Chelsea just won’t go away, with suggestions that Roman Abramovich is preparing to sanction a mammoth £150million bid for the most in-demand youngster in world football. 

Thomas Tuchel led the Blues to the Champions League last season, but there remains an argument he could do with a proven goalscorer. Their top scorer in the Premier League last term was Jorginho, who scored seven, all from the penalty spot.

Haaland, 20, continued his rapid ascent last season with another ridiculously prolific campaign at Borussia Dortmund.

We’ve compared Haaland’s 2020-21 Bundesliga stats to the corresponding Premier League output of Chelsea’s current forward options. It’s safe to say he’d offer something they’re currently lacking.

Goals
Erling Haaland – 27
Tammy Abraham – 6
Timo Werner – 6
Olivier Giroud – 4
Kai Havertz – 4
Christian Pulisic – 4
Hakim Ziyech – 2

Assists
Timo Werner – 8
Erling Haaland – 6
Hakim Ziyech – 3
Kai Havertz – 3
Christian Pulisic – 2
Tammy Abraham – 1
Olivier Giroud – 0

Minutes per goal
Erling Haaland – 89.2
Tammy Abraham – 172.7
Olivier Giroud – 186.8
Kai Havertz – 380.5
Christian Pulisic – 434.5
Timo Werner – 434.7
Hakim Ziyech – 590

Minutes per goal or assist
Erling Haaland – 73
Tammy Abraham – 148
Timo Werner – 186.3
Olivier Giroud – 186.8
Kai Havertz – 217.4
Hakim Ziyech – 236
Christian Pulisic – 289.7

Chances created per 90 mins
Hakim Ziyech – 2.6
Christian Pulisic – 1.3
Timo Werner – 1.2
Kai Havertz – 1.1
Erling Haaland – 1.0
Tammy Abraham – 0.8
Olivier Giroud – 0.7

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Christian Pulisic – 2.5 (44.6%)
Hakim Ziyech – 1.4 (51.9%)
Erling Haaland – 1.1 (61.1%)
Kai Havertz – 1.1 (50%)
Timo Werner – 1 (35.7%)
Tammy Abraham – 0.5 (31.3%)
Olivier Giroud – 0.2 (100%)

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Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Hakim Ziyech – 50.8 (79.1%)
Kai Havertz – 45.3 (84.9%)
Christian Pulisic – 34.3 (82.9%)
Timo Werner – 26.9 (78.8%)
Olivier Giroud – 26.4 (70.3%)
Tammy Abraham – 17.8 (72.7%)
Erling Haaland – 17 (72.7%)

Shots per 90 mins (inside penalty area)
Olivier Giroud – 3.5 (2.8)
Erling Haaland – 3.5 (2.7)
Tammy Abraham – 2.8 (2.7)
Timo Werner – 2.7 (2.3)
Hakim Ziyech – 2.7 (0.8)
Christian Pulisic – 2.2 (1.8)
Kai Havertz – 2 (1.7)


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