CHELSEA star Romelu Lukaku is dominating the head-to-head battle with Harry Kane forward of Sunday’s London derby with Tottenham.
The Belgian trumps Kane within the Golden Boot race, pictures on the right track, dribbles, touches and duels which doesn’t bode nicely for the North Londoners.
Romelu Lukau is streets forward of Harry Kane on this season’s stat battle
Chelsea journey north for the 4:30pm kick-off at Spurs’ stadium on Sunday.
And it’s set to be battle of the frontmen with Kane and Lukaku differing in each type and mindset.
Each have performed 3 times this season with Lukaku averaging a goal-per-game.
Lukaku’s 5 pictures on the right track beat Kane’s two with the Belgian additionally main the way in which on whole touches – 102 to 91.
And he has received 16 duels to Kane’s 10 and trumps him 5-4 on whole dribbles and key passes.
The pinnacle-to-head is ready so as to add one other intriguing strand to an at all times passionate London derby.
Each units of followers regard the opposite membership of their top-three most hated and that sentiment has been recognized to spill on to the pitch.
Probably the most well-known event being the 2016 Battle of the Bridge when Eden Hazard’s final minute scorcher killed Tottenham’s hopes of successful the league.
There have been 12 yellow playing cards dished out with a file 9 going to Spurs in the bitterly contested 2-2 draw and the match went down in Premier League history.
Kane and Lukaku are each 28 however have had completely different paths to the highest.
After becoming a member of the Blues as a fresh-faced 18-year-old in 2011, Lukaku has needed to go away to enhance earlier than returning with a bang.
His profession took him to West Brom, Everton, Manchester United and Inter Milan earlier than Chelsea forked out £97.5million to carry him again from the Italians this summer season.
Kane alternatively is a one-club man – whether or not he nonetheless desires to be or not.
He has scored 250 objectives in 420 profession league video games – together with mortgage spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester.
However Lukaku’s total goal-per-game file isn’t nearly as good with the Belgian neededing 523 matches to attain his 263 objectives.
Nonetheless, the Chelsea man trumps Kane on the worldwide stage with 67 objectives from 100 caps.
Whereas Kane has managed 41 in 64 for England.
Lukaku has spoken emotionally about ‘coming dwelling’ when he returned to Stamford Bridge whereas there’s a sense Kane is being held at Tottenham in opposition to his will.
Metropolis wouldn’t match Daniel Levy’s £150m valuation this summer season after Kane made it clear he wished to go away trophy-shy Spurs.
And Lukaku’s latest feedback are more likely to ring true with the Three Lions hitman after he mentioned: “It’s not about information. It’s about successful trophies.
“I’ve realised how completely different folks’s perspective is in direction of you whenever you win one thing. That’s one thing I’ve realized.
“In conversations I had with Didier Drogba or John Terry or Antonio Conte, the respect I’ve is completely different whenever you begin successful.
“That was one thing I actually wished.
“I wished to win so dangerous. I went to Inter after which we did. That’s the one factor that issues to me – successful.
“Scoring objectives, sure, that’s stunning. I do know I’m able the place I can rating numerous objectives.
“But winning trophies, that sets you apart.”
Chelsea are sitting fairly in second having received three and drawn certainly one of their 4 video games to date.
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Spurs got here racing out the blocks – successful their first three 1-0 to place them high going into final weekend’s fixtures.
However they got here crashing again all the way down to earth with a 3-0 London derby thrashing at Crystal Palace.
Nonetheless, they sit seventh and would leap-frog Thomas Tuchel’s aspect with a win.
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