Chelsea latest: Blues have deadliest ST in history, fingerprint scanners, more

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Forget Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy who returned a goal every 128.2 minutes, hell… forget Thierry Henry who scored, on average, once every 121.8 minutes for Arsenal and you can damn-well forget about Manchester City's attacking star Sergio Aguero who recently became the Premier League's deadliest striker by scoring once per 119.5 minutes.

Why?

Because according to the latest data available and taking into account a minimum of 20-goals to be scored, the player who returns a goal more frequently than any of the aforementioned strikers, is on the books at Chelsea but it is actually another club who are benefitting from his services.

Yes, Romelu Lukaku is now the most devastating striker in the history of the division in it's modern format as he scores every 118 minutes. Factoring in football from this season alone, Lukaku scores every 97.3 minutes, has provided an assist and has also created six chances while only being ruled offside five times.

It does pose the question we've all asked before though, but one more time… why isn't Lukaku doing what's he doing at Everton, for Chelsea?!

Elsewhere, the story surrounding Jackson Martinez's prospective transfer to Chelsea from FC Porto for £30m+ has been developed further by ESPN who claim 'secret' meetings have taken place. If that were the case, it would be the worst kept secret…

And finally, the club's Cobham training facilities have been described to be like something out of science-fiction, according to summer recruit Willian, who told ESPN that it simply does not compare to the training ground at his previous club as Chelsea are just levels above.

'Shakhtar had a great structure, but Chelsea’s training ground is something from a sci-fi movie,' he told ESPN. 'To get into the dressing room, for example, you need to go through a fingerprint scanner. There’s also a swimming pool in the physio department where cameras and sensors monitor every move a player makes.'

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