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Jul 22, 2022

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Chelsea set to sign Raheem Sterling – Is he the solution to their goalscoring problems?chelsea man city

Chelseaare set to complete their first major signing of the summer transfer window this week, when they confirm the capture ofManchester City forward Raheem Sterling. The England international is set to make the move to Stamford Bridge for a fixed fee of £47.5 million (€56 million), making him Chelsea’s ninth most expensive signing ever.

Player Comparison Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling
Erling Haaland Erling Haaland
Chelsea FC Manchester City €70.00m Market Value €150.00m
27 Age 21
Left Winger Position Centre-Forward
Jun 30, 2027 Contract until Jun 30, 2027
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Naturally, Sterling has been heavily linked with a move away from Man City for a number of seasons now and this summer’s arrival ofBorussia Dortmund strikerErling Haaland to the Etiihad was undoubtedly the final push the 27-year-old talent needed to look elsewhere for game time. Now, Sterling will be tasked with proving his former club wrong by leading the line forThomas Tuchel’s side this season.

The most expensive Premier League signings in the summer of 2022 Tyrell Malacia | Feyenoord -> Man United | Fee: €15M &copyimago images

Market value: €17M
Last updated: 17 July 2022

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Aaron Hickey | Bologna -> Brentford | Fee: €16.5M &copyimago images

Market value: €18M

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Hee-chan Hwang | RB Leipzig -> Wolves (previously on loan) | Fee: €16.7M &copyimago images

Market value: €16M

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Tyler Adams | RB Leipzig -> Leeds | Fee: €17M &copyTM/imago images

Market value: €17M (possible add-ons: €6m)

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Matt Targett | Aston Villa -> Newcastle (previously on loan) | Fee: €17.5M &copyimago images

Market value: €17M

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Keane Lewis-Potter | Hull CIty -> Brentford | Fee: €19M &copyimago images

Market value: €12M

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Neco Williams | Liverpool -> Nottingham Forest | Fee: €20M &copyimago images

Market value: €8M

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Philippe Coutinho | FC Barcelona -> Aston Villa (previously on loan) | Fee: €20m &copyimago images

Market value: €20m

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João Palhinha | Sporting CP -> Fulham | Fee: €20m &copyimago images

Market value: €25m

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Taiwo Awoniyi | Union Berlin -> Nottingham Forest | Fee: €20.5m &copyimago images

Market value: €20m

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Cheick Doucouré | Lens -> Crystal Palace | Fee: €21.3m &copyimago images

Market value: €15m (possible add-ons)

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Nathan Collins | Burnley -> Wolves | Fee: €24.3m &copyimago images

Market value: €10m

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Luis Sinisterra | Feyenoord -> Leeds United | Fee: €25m &copyimago images

Market value: €25m

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Yves Bissouma | Brighton -> Tottenham | Fee: €29.2m &copyimago images

Market value: €35m (possible add-ons: €6m)

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Diego Carlos | Sevilla -> Aston Villa | Fee: €31m &copyimago images

Market value: €40m

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Brenden Aaronson | RB Salzburg -> Leeds | Fee: €32.8m &copyimago images

Market value: €25m

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Nayef Aguerd | Stade Rennais -> West Ham | Fee: €35m &copyTM/imago images

Market value: €12m (possible add-ons)

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Fábio Vieira | Porto -> Arsenal | Fee: €35m &copyimago images

Market value: €25m

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Sven Botman | Lille -> Newcastle | Fee: €37m &copyimago images

Market value: €30m

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Kalidou Koulibaly | Napoli -> Chelsea | Fee: €38m &copyimago images

Market value: €35m

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Kalvin Phillips | Leeds United -> Manchester City | Fee: €48.8m &copyimago images

Market value: €50m

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Gabriel Jesus | Manchester City -> Arsenal | Fee: €52.3m &copyimago images

Market value: €50m

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Raheem Sterling | Man City -> Chelsea | Market value: Fee: €56.2m &copyimago images

Market value: €70m

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Lisandro Martínez | Ajax -> Man United | Fee: 57.37m &copyimago images

Market value: €32m (possible add-ons: €10m)

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Richarlison | Everton -> Tottenham | Fee: €58m &copyImago/TM

Market value: €48m

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Erling Haaland | BVB -> Man City | Fee: €60m &copyimago images

Market value: €150m

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Darwin Núñez | Benfica -> Liverpool | Fee: €75m &copyimago images

Market value: €55m (possible add-ons: €25m)

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However, while Sterling may be well regarded as a tremendous Premier League forward, the jury is still out over the player’s ability to play as a traditional No.9. And whether he could provide the goals that Timo Werner,Kai Havertz and most recentlyRomelu Lukaku struggled to offer in previous seasons. So how good is the England international in front of goal?

Up front or on the wings – Sterling’s best position for Man City

Although Sterling began his career atLiverpool as a traditional winger, he undoubtedly developed into a more malleable player under Guardiola’s guidance at Man City and has often been tasked with playing a number of positions. One such role has been as a traditional No.9, with the role of simply scoring goals in the box. However, while Sterling may not exactly refer to himself as a poacher or classic striker, his stats do suggest that he’s actually quite good at it. Since making the move to Man City, Sterling has played as a No.9 in 2036 minutes of football and in that time he’s scored 14 goals and bagged a further six assists. Which works out at a very impressive 0.62 goals per 90 minutes and 0.88 goals and assists per 90.

Sterling’s stats Goals in each position

While that may not be as impressive as his record as a right winger (1.01 goals and assists per 90), it’s still more than good enough for Chelsea if Sterling can maintain that kind of strike rate at the front of their attacking line. And if so, the England international may be the perfect attacking addition to the Stamford Bridge squad this summer.

The most expensive transfers between the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ Danny Welbeck | 2014/15 | Man United -> Arsenal | Fee: €20m &copyGetty Images

Last updated: 14 July 2022

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Juan Sebastián Verón | 2003/04 | Man United -> Chelsea | Fee: €21.8m &copyimago images

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Robbie Keane | 2008/09 | Tottenham -> Liverpool | Fee: €24m &copyTM/imago images

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Michael Carrick | 2006/07 | Tottenham -> Man United | Fee: €27.2m &copyimago images

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Samir Nasri | 2011/12 | Arsenal -> Man City | €27.5m &copyimago images

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Emmanuel Adebayor | 2009/10 | Arsenal -> Man City | €29.5m &copyTM/imago images

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Robin van Persie | 2012/13 | Arsenal -> Man United | €30.7m &copyTM/imago images

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Shaun Wright-Phillips | 2005/06 | Man City -> Chelsea | €31.5m &copyTM/imago images

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan | 2017/18 | Man United -> Arsenal | €34m* &copyimago images

*swap deal with Alexis Sánchez

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Alexis Sánchez | 2017/18 | Arsenal -> Man United | €34m* &copyimago images

*swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | 2017/18 | Arsenal -> Liverpool | €38m &copyimago images

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Dimitar Berbatov | 2008/09 | Tottenham -> Man United | €38m &copyimago images

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Nemanja Matić | 2017/18 | Chelsea -> Man United | €44.7m &copyimago images

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Juan Mata | 2013/14 | Chelsea -> Man United | €44.7m &copyimago images

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Gabriel Jesus | 2022/23 | Man City -> Arsenal | €52.2m &copyimago images

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Kyle Walker | 2017/18 | Tottenham -> Man City | €52.7m &copyimago images

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Raheem Sterling | 2022/23 | Man City -> Chelsea | €56.2m &copyimago images

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Fernando Torres | 2010/11 | Liverpool -> Chelsea | €58.5m &copyimago images

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Raheem Sterling | 2015/16 | Liverpool -> Man City | €63.7m &copyTM/imago images

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Chelsea set to sign Raheem Sterling – Is he the solution to their goalscoring problems?