Stats: Would Chelsea’s Lukaku be an upgrade on Adebayor for Tottenham?

Reports in the British press this week are suggesting that Tim Sherwood’s men have the Everton loanee in their sights this summer.

Tottenham spent over £100 million in the transfer market last summer and are widely expected to reshuffle their pack once more at the end of this season.

The North London club are never short of transfer rumours, with the latest report suggesting that Chelsea’s Belgian wonderkid Romelu Lukaku is in their sights.

Jose Mourinho has admitted in the past that the Everton loan star’s future may not be at Stamford Bridge, making the powerful forward potentially up for grabs in the summer.

Spurs spent big to bring Roberto Soldado to White Hart Lane in the off-season but have had to rely on Emmanuel Adebayor to get the bulk of their goals.

With this in mind, would Lukaku’s addition be an upgrade on the Togolese attacker?

NameTeamPosGoal Assist / appsGoals / appsBig Chance Missed / appsTotal Att Assist / appsOntarget Att Assist / appsAppsMins
Romelu Lukaku Everton FW 0.24 0.48 0.20 0.92 0.68 25 1,887
Emmanuel Adebayor Spurs FW 0.20 0.53 0.53 1.47 1.13 15 1,268

The table above shows that the players have the potential to outdo each other in some aspects of the game.

Lukaku has offered up more assists per game played than Adebayor has, however the current Tottenham man has a superior goals per game ratio this term.

Despite this, Lukaku appears to be more clinical than the African attacker, with Adebayor missing 0.53 clear-cut chances per game this season compared to the Everton star’s 0.20.

However, the Spurs stars seems to make up for this by having better team-play, as he has set up more chances for team-mates and forged more opportunities that have resulted in a shot on target.

Whether Chelsea would be willing to sell Lukaku to a London rival remains to be seen, while the player was quoted relatively recently as saying he wanted to play in the Champions League next season – which Spurs may not have.

With Spurs switching between 4-4-2 and 4-4-1-1, and Jermain Defoe leaving, a new striker could well be on the club’s wishlist this summer.

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