Chelsea vs Everton: How key men Costa and Lukaku compare

Diego Costa v Romelu Lukaku: Head to Head: : 20161104

Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

This weekend sees Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge for Saturday’s late kick-off.

The game should prove to be a fascinating affair, with Antonio Conte’s side fourth in the table and Everton just four points behind them in sixth.

Both sides have their strikers in fine form, with Diego Costa the league’s top goalscorer on eight and Romelu Lukaku just behind him on seven.

They will both be keen to add to their tallies on Saturday, especially the Belgian, who is yet to score against his former team in the league.

While Costa may be slightly ahead on goals, does he enjoy total domination in the stats elsewhere? We decided to find out.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goalEverton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal

As it turns out he has not, with Lukaku coming out on top in five of the eight areas analysed.

So far this season he has registered more shots on target per game, 3.22 compared to 3.10, while he has also posted more shots on target per game, 1.89 compared to 1.70.

Costa, however, does have a slightly better shooting accuracy, 26% compared to 24% and has registered one more goal in total.

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring their second goalChelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring their second goal

Lukaku has played a bigger role for his team, registering more assists; three compared to two and more key passes per game, 2.11 compared to 1.20.

He has also enjoyed a better passing accuracy, although interestingly Costa has posted more accurate passes per game than the Spaniard.

A win for Lukaku, though, and Everton will be hoping their man can come out on top again when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal with Yannick BolasieEverton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal with Yannick Bolasie

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