Chelsea remain in discussions with Lyon in a bid to recall Emerson Palmieri from his loan spell at the Ligue One side.
Manager Thomas Tuchel is said to prefer bringing back the Italian to Stamford Bridge, rather than pursuing other options as he looks to replace the injured Ben Chilwell.
One of the players who has reportedly been considered is Everton’s Lucas Digne. The left-back is now expected to join Aston Villa but would the Blues have been better off signing the 28-year-old, rather than recalling Emerson?
Press the next page as we look at some (league only) statistics to find out. We have used FBREF to look through both players’ whole careers, so please bear in mind that the numbers are incomplete (their stats for some metrics only start at the 2017/18 season).