Drogba, Werner, Torres: Chelsea strikers since 2000 ranked by goal-per-game ratio

Chelsea are reportedly looking to sign a new centre-forward this summer.

With the likes of Erling Braut Haaland and Romelu Lukaku flying through the rumour mill, everything points towards Thomas Tuchel wanting a little more firepower in the number nine position.

Besides, the strikers at Stamford Bridge have been a major topic of conversation this season with the current batch comprised of Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea’s current strikers

Werner has been a massive topic of conversation across the 2020/21 campaign, often producing fantastic displays, but failing to produce the prolific numbers that we saw from him at RB Leipzig.

Poor Abraham essentially seems to have been exiled since Frank Lampard’s sacking and try as he might, Giroud can never seem to nail down a consistent starting place in west London.

In other words, there’s plenty of fascinating and controversial narrative threads when it comes to the players at the business end of the Chelsea squad, but are they really all that troublesome?

Goal-per-game statistics

Well, here at GIVEMESPORT, we wanted to see how Chelsea’s current strikers fared when they were compared to the other number nines that have sported the famous blue jersey since 2000.

To achieve this, we’ve ranked all 26 strikers with at least 10 appearances for the club since the turn of the century by their goal-per-game ratio at the time of writing.

Now, yes, we’re fully aware that it’s by no means a perfect system, but with minutes played statistics unavailable for some of the older players, we’ll have to accept that ‘super subs’ will get short shrift.

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Chelsea strikers ranked by stats

However, disclaimers aside, make your predictions on where Werner, Abraham and Giroud might possibly appear and get cracking with the full rankings down below:

=25. Franco di Santo – 0

Games: 16

Goals: 0

=25. Romelu Lukaku – 0

Games: 15

Goals: 0

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24. Claudio Pizarro – 0.06

Games: 32

Goals: 2

23. Radamel Falcao – 0.08

Games: 12

Goals: 1

22. Mateja Kezman – 0.17

Games: 41

Goals: 7

21. Mikael Forssell – 0.24

Games: 53

Goals: 13

20. Daniel Sturridge – 0.25

Games: 96

Goals: 24

=18. Timo Werner – 0.255

Games: 47

Goals: 12

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=18. Loic Remy – 0.255

Games: 47

Goals: 12

17. Carlton Cole – 0.258

Games: 31

Goals: 8

16. Fernando Torres – 0.261

Games: 172

Goals: 45

=14. Gonzalo Higuain – 0.263

Games: 19

Goals: 5

=14. Adrian Mutu – 0.263

Games: 38

Goals: 10

13. Demba Ba – 0.274

Games: 51

Goals: 14

12. Eidur Gudjohnsen – 0.297

Games: 262

Goals: 78

11. Andriy Shevchenko – 0.298

Games: 77

Goals: 23

10. Nicolas Anelka – 0.32

Games: 184

Goals: 59

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9. Michy Batshuayi – 0.324

Games: 77

Goals: 25

8. Alvaro Morata – 0.333

Games: 72

Goals: 24

7. Olivier Giroud – 0.336

Games: 116

Goals: 39

=5. Hernan Crespo – 0.342

Games: 73

Goals: 25

=5. Samuel Eto’o – 0.342

Games: 35

Goals: 12

4. Tammy Abraham – 0.37

Games: 82

Goals: 30

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3. Didier Drogba – 0.43

Games: 381

Goals: 164

2. Diego Costa – 0.48

Games: 120

Goals: 58

1. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – 0.49

Games: 177

Goals: 87

 

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