Chelsea love splashing the cash on new strikers.
Timo Werner’s impending ￡50m move to the club is set to be the latest addition to the Blues’ list of expensive strikers since the turn of the century.
However, their lavish spending on new forwards hasn’t always been successful. In fact there have been a number of high-profile flops down the years at Stamford Bridge.
So with that in mind, we’ve decided to scour the archives to calculate every Chelsea striker’s goal-to-game ratio since the year 2000 and ranked them in order
We’ve only included those who made 10 or more appearances in the famous blue shirt.
=24. Franco di Santo – 0
The guy was just never good enough for Chelsea. Not much else to say really.
=24. Romelu Lukaku – 0
The Belgian was never really given a chance at Chelsea as a raw youngster, so his goal-to-game ratio can be forgiven.
23. Claudio Pizarro – 0.06
What a disaster. Chelsea apparently signed Pizarro in his ‘prime’, but the Peruvian certainly didn’t live up to that billing.
22. Radamel Falcao – 0.08
After failing at United, Falcao decided to continue his English adventure with the Blues. His loan spell in west London was worse than his temporary stay with the Red Devils!
21. Mateja Kezman – 0.17
Big things were expected of the Serbian striker, but he just couldn’t handle the pressure of the Premier League after arriving from PSV Eindhoven.
20. Mikael Forssell – 0.24
On his day, the Finnish striker was a tidy player. Sadly, he just couldn’t make the grade at Chelsea.
19. Daniel Sturridge – 0.25
Goals weren’t easy to come by for Sturridge at Chelsea, but he certainly exploded into life when he moved to Liverpool.
18. Loic Remy – 0.255
No one really understood why Chelsea signed Remy back in 2014 and his goal record kind of supports the scepticism that surrounded the transfer.
17. Carlton Cole – 0.258
Cole sadly never made the cut at Chelsea, but eight goals in 31 games as a youngster is a pretty healthy return to be honest.
16. Fernando Torres – 0.261
When you spend ￡50m on a striker, you certainly want more than a goal every four games. He did at least score the goal to send Chelsea to the 2012 Champions League final.
=14. Gonzalo Higuain –
After years of being linked with Arsenal, Higuain finally arrived in the Premier League in a Chelsea shirt, but his short stay in London was very, very disappointing.
=14. Adrian Mutu –
Signed for big money in 2003, Mutu’s Chelsea career came to an end in 2004 after he was banned for testing positive for cocaine abuse.
13. Demba Ba – 0.274
Not the greatest goal-to-game ratio, but one of those goals famously cost Liverpool the Premier League title in 2014, making Ba a Chelsea legend for all eternity.
12. Olivier Giroud – 0.276
We all know there’s far more to Giroud’s game than just scoring, so it’s no surprise to see the Frenchman not make the top 10 here.
11. Eidur Gudjohnsen – 0.297
This one is far more of a shock. The Icelandic striker was brilliant during his Chelsea days, so it’s surprising to see that his scoring record just isn’t enough to make the upper echelons of this list.
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