Stat Attack: Chelsea striker better than Henry and Van Persie
If stats are parameters of judging how well a player has been progressing, then take a look at the stats of Chelsea’s youngster Romelu Lukaku.
The 20-year-old, who impressed everyone last season after scoring 17 goals in the league for West Bromwich Albion, was sent on loan again to Everton this season. Following the arrival of Samuel Eto’o in the summer, Chelsea felt another loan move would do a world of good to the Belgian youngster.
Under the tutelage of Roberto Martinez, he has been nothing short of brilliant so far, scoring eight goals in the league already, just behind Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Belgian newspaper Sport Wereld has praised the youngster for his excellent goal per minute ratio. In that department, where a player has scored over 20 goals in the Premier League, Lukaku stands first in the table, followed by Aguero and Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez.
Check out the full list below:
1. Romelu Lukaku (Everton): 25 goals> 1 goal per 117 minutes 2. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City): 45 goals> 1 goal per 121 minutes 3. Javier Hernandez (Manchester United) 34 goals> 1 goal per 121 minutes 4. Thierry Henry (Arsenal): 175 goals> 1 goal per 122 minutes 5. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) 95 goals> 1 goal per 128 minutes 6. Robin Van Persie (Manchester United): 129 goals> 1 goal per 134 minutes 7. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City): 33 goals> 1 goal per 137 minutes 8. Hernan Crespo (Chelsea): 20 goals> 1 goal per 141 minutes 9. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool): 45 goals> 1 goal per 145 minutes 10. Alan Shearer (Newcastle): 260 goals> 1 goal per 147 minutes
Lukaku scores a goal every 117 minutes, while Aguero takes 121 minutes and legends of the game Thierry Henry took 122 minutes while Dutch superstar Robin van Persie scored goal after every 134 minutes.