Is Chelsea Target Viktor Gyokeres Better Than Nicolas Jackson? We Take A Look At The Numbers

Chelsea have been linked with Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres as a potential alternative to Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Brentford’s Ivan Toney over the past week or so.

The former Coventry City player has excelled since making the switch to Portugal in the summer, having hit the back of the net 17 times in all competitions.

However, Sporting head coach Ruben Amorim has recently spoken out to say that Gyokeres will only leave the Portuguese side in January if a team pays his €100m (£86m) release clause.

That is an eyewatering amount for a player who is unproven at the highest level so we have decided to look at the stats to see whether he would be much of an upgrade on Chelsea’s no.9 Nicolas Jackson. Press the next page as we compare the two forwards.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.