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The Alternatives To Sancho

The Lampard revolution at Chelsea is happening at full strength. With the recent acquisition of Ziyech, it is clear that Lampard wants ...


The Lampard revolution at Chelsea is happening at full strength. With the recent acquisition of Ziyech, it is clear that Lampard wants more ruthless attackers in his front line who can dribble, pass and shoot to decimate oppositions single-handedly. With the transfer rumour mill bringing in rumours of multiple players linked with us left, right and centre, we aim to look at a few of these gems and find out who would be the perfect fit for us.

Our rich talent on the wide attacking positions is at a decline with the regulars Willian and Pedro likely to leave us at the end of the season. The huge void left by Eden Hazard can be felt very dearly to this day. His 21 goals and 17 assists in the last season are yet to be replaced. Although Willian is trying to hold the old guard down with 7 goals and 6 assists, Pedro has looked a little worn-out with just 2 goals and 3 assists so far this season. Young and new talents Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic have shown promise with 3 goals 5 assists and 6 goals 5 assists respectively this season while struggling with injury issues.

As we wait for our newest addition Hakim Ziyech to wear the Chelsea shirt and walk out on the pitch, let us have a look at a few players who are constantly making the headlines for being linked with Chelsea.

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho is a bright young English talent currently playing at Borussia Dortmund who has taken the world by a storm. At just the age of 20, he has already racked up 14 goals and 15 assists so far this season in Bundesliga at 0.70 goals per 90 minutes and 0.75 assists per 90 minutes. His expected goals (xG) stand at 7.2 and expected assists (xA) stand at 7.1. Sancho has 45 shots and 24 shots on target which makes 53.3% of his shots on target. Per 90 minutes, he has 2.24 shots and 1.20 shots on target. He is scoring at 0.31 goals per shot and 0.58 goals per shot on target this season. Talking about his passing statistics, out of a total attempted 1263 passes he has successfully completed 1049 of those with a pass completion rate of 83.1% and 51 of them being key passes. Sancho has attempted a massive 129 dribbles this season with 71 of them being successful at the rate of 55.0% success rate. With such impressive statistics, it will be very difficult to acquire the services of Sancho given his expensive price tag lying in the ballpark figure of somewhere between 120milion to 14million euros.

Jeremie Boga

Jeremie Boga, formerly a Chelsea player, is also making the headlines being lethal attacking machine playing at Sassuolo. At the young age of 23, he has amassed 8 goals and 2 assists this season in Serie A at 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and 0.10 assists per 90 minutes. His expected goals (xG) figure is 4.1 while his expected assists (xA) stands at 2.3. Boga’s shots on target are 16 out of a total of 45 shots attempted with a shot on target percentage of 35.6%. Per 90 minutes, he has 2.16 shots and 0.77 shots on target. He has 0.18 goals per shot and 0.50 goals per shot on target. Boga has attempted 699 passes this season and successfully completed 593 of them at a success rate of 84.8% with 23 key passes. The key component of Boga’s game is his ability to dribble along the flanks before cutting in to take a shot at the goal, very similar to Arjen Robben in his prime. He has attempted 167 dribbles so far this season, completing 113 successfully at 67.7% of dribbles completed successfully. Although Boga’s market price falls somewhere between 20million to 25million euros, Chelsea can get him back by activating a buyback clause in his contract worth 15million euros.

Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze is a wonderful left-footed attacking talent playing at Villareal constantly linked with Chelsea. Being just a 20-year-old, he has assisted 1 goal and scored 3 in the 2019-20 season in La Liga. Per 90 minutes, he racks up 0.19 goals and 0.06 assists. His expected goals (xG) and expected assists (xA) figures are 3.0 and 3.1 respectively. Chukwueze has 38 shots with 9 of them on target having a percentage of 23.7%  shots on target. Per 90 minutes, he has 2.44 shots and 0.58 shots on target. His goals per shot are 0.08 and goals per shot on target is 0.33. Out of 508 passes attempted, Chukwueze has completed 363 passes at the rate of 71.5% pass completion percentage and 30 of them being key passes. He has 67 attempted dribbles with 39 of them completed successfully and 58.2% successfully completed dribbles. Samuel Chukwueze will cost Chelsea around 30million euros.

Leon Bailey
Leon Bailey is a fantastic new talent currently employed by Bayer Leverkusen. At the age of 22, he has scored 5 goals and assisted 1 this season in the Bundesliga at 0.65 goals and 0.13 assists per 90 minutes. His expected goals (xG) is 3.4 and expected assists (xA) is 1.7. Bailey has 25 shots to his name this season out of which 11 have been on target with 44.0% of his shots being on target. Per 90 minutes, he has 3.27 shots and 1.44 shots on target. He scores 0.20 goals per shot and 0.45 goals per shot on target. Talking about his passing statistics, Bailey has attempted a total of 1259 passes out of which he has successfully completed 831 at 66.0% pass completion rate and 13 of them being key passes. Bailey has also attempted 133 dribbles out of which 89 have been successful at 66.9% success rate. The highly-rated Leon Bailey has valued around 37million euros to 40million euros in the transfer market but a bidding war could see it easily rising higher.

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha has been a regular headline maker not just with transfer gossip but also for his Man of the Match performances for Crystal Palace for some time now. The 27-year-old has scored 3 goals and assisted 3 this season in the Premier League with 0.11 goals and 0.11 assists per 90 minutes. His expected goals (xG) is 4.0 and expected assists (xA) is 2.4. Out of the 44 shots, Zaha has managed to get 11 on target making 25% of his shots hitting the target. He has 1.56 shots per 90 minutes and 0.39 shots on target per 90 minutes. Zaha scores 0.07 goals per shot and 0.27 goals per shot on target. Zaha has attempted 951 passes and successfully completed 744 of them at 78.2% pass completion percentage and 27 key passes. Zaha has attempted 249 dribbles and successfully completed 139 of them with a 62.1% successful dribble percentage. Crystal Palace have put a hefty price tag on Zaha valuing him at 90million euros.


Goals and Assists

Goals
Assists
xG
xA
G / 90 
A / 90 
Jadon Sancho
14
15
7.2
7.1
0.70
0.75
Jeremie Boga
8
2
4.1
2.3
0.38
0.10
Samuel Chukwueze
3
1
3.0
3.1
0.19
0.06
Leon bailey
5
1
3.4
1.7
0.65
0.13
Wilfried Zaha
3
3
4.0
2.4
0.11
0.11

Shooting and Accuracy

Tot Sh
SoT
SoT%
Sh / 90
SoT / 90 
G / Sh
G / SoT
Jadon Sancho
45
24
53.3
2.24
1.20
0.31
0.58
Jeremie Boga
45
16
35.6
2.16
0.77
0.18
0.50
Samuel Chukwueze
38
9
23.7
2.44
0.58
0.08
0.33
Leon Bailey
25
11
44.0
3.27
1.44
0.20
0.45
Wilfried Zaha
44
11
25.0
1.56
0.39
0.07
0.27
Passing and Dribbling

Tot Pass
Cmp Pass
Cmp%
Key
Tot Dr
Cmp Dr
Cmp% Dr
Jadon Sancho
1263
1049
83.1
51
129
71
55.0
Jeremie Boga
699
593
84.8
23
167
113
67.7
Samuel Chukwueze
508
363
71.5
30
67
39
58.2
Leon Bailey
1259
831
66.0
13
133
89
66.9
Wilfried Zaha
951
744
78.2
27
249
139
62.1

Written by - @Supratik_Das
Photo credit - Daily Express

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