Between Morata, lukaku and Costa

Its no News Morata is wanted Chelsea after they lost Lukaku to Manchester United . We take a deep look into Morata’s, lukaku and diego coasta’s performance

When he was at Juventus he had Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala for company, he was never a sole striker.

while in Real Madrid Karim Benzema was arguably choosen above him at the Santiago Bernabeu last season on the grounds of reputation rather than form.

Morata will have to adjust to an increased workload if he eventually signs for Chelsea as a lone striker .

Over the past three seasons, Morata made 89 top-flight appearances, the same number as Costa. 41 of those were starts, set against 86 for his older Spain team-mate. Lukaku started 104 of 110 matches for Everton.

Lukaku has more than double the amount of on-field minutes (9,316) than Morata (4,103) over the same period, with Costa clocking 7,550 minutes.

Lets Talk about Goals

As such, Morata’s goalscoring return of 30 in three seasons across Serie A and LaLiga comes in below Lukaku’s and Costa’s in the Premier League – 53 and 52 respectively.

Morata also had far fewer shots (154), with Lukaku (333) comfortably outstripping Costa on this metric (255).

The younger Spain star shows a greater aptitude when it comes to creating goals for team-mates, however. Despite significantly less playing time, he matches Costa’s 16 assists over the period in question – a total only one shy of Lukaku’s.

Morata’s assists arrive every 256.4 minutes, compared to 471.8 for Costa and 548 – or a shade over one every six 90-minute appearances –  for Lukaku.

Who do you think has the best performance , lets have your opinion below


Despite, or perhaps because of, his more limited playing opportunities, Morata has developed an impressive ruthless streak in front of goal.

He found the net once every 136.7 minutes over the past three seasons, with Costa on 145.2 minutes and Lukaku 175.7.

Costa and Morata’s shot conversation rates are narrowly either side of 20 per cent, with the former coming out fractionally on top, while Lukaku is down on 15.9 per cent.

In LaLiga last season, Morata’s goalscoring tools were particularly sharp. His 15 goals from 55 shots gave him the highest conversion rate (27.3 per cent) of any player to score more than 10 goals.

He averaged a goal every 88.7 minutes. That made him more efficient than both Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez, with only a certain Lionel Messi boasting a better minutes-per-goal return of 76.5.
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