Image: Chelsea target’s bizarre stats are more like a defender 10 days ago

Chelsea have been linked with Everton striker Richarlison in recent days, but how does he match up with his peers in the top 5 leagues of Europe?

Totally bizarrely, it turns out. His stats looks more like a defender’s than a striker’s. He in the bottom third of European strikers for non penalty expected goals and assists – but the top 95% for blocks, tackles and clearances.

He certainly wouldn’t have a problem with pressing in Thomas Tuchel’s team like Romelu Lukaku did. But would he score many more goals?

You can see the comparison in the image embedded here: