Jonathan David: Exciting Stats Show Exactly Why Chelsea Want Lille Striker

Jonathan David: Exciting Stats Show Exactly Why Chelsea Want Lille Striker

Rene Otinga
updated at June 24, 2024 at 5:58 AM
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  • Jonathan David has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea reportedly holding talks with his representatives
  • The Lille forward is said to be on the Blues’ transfer wish list as Enzo Maresca’s side seeks to bolster the squad ahead of the 2024/2025 season
  • Stats from Jonathan David’s recent seasons strongly suggest Chelsea will be guaranteed goals if the Canadian secures the Premier League move

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Jonathan David could be the missing link between Chelsea and the club’s glory days, if his stats are anything to go by.

The Blues are looking for a natural goal scorer and were initially interested in RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko, who recently committed to the German giants.

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Chelsea were, on Saturday, June 22, reported to have engaged in talks with Jonathan David's representatives over a transfer. Photo by Rene Nijhuis.
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David is not a stranger to links with Chelsea and was rumoured to be moving to Stamford Bridge as recently as in January 2024.

The Lille striker has 12 months remaining on his contract at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, and the French club are poised to cash in on him before the expiry of his deal.

According to The Athletic, talks have occurred between David’s representatives and Chelsea, although no concrete agreement has been reached.

Jonathan David’s brilliant stats

A quick look at the Canada international’s stats shows exactly why Chelsea are keen on his signature to provide some competition and support for Nicolas Jackson.

A selfless yet ambitious young striker, David, 24, netted 26 goals in 47 games across all competitions in 2023/2024.

This is better than what Chelsea’s current striker Jackson accrued. The Ivory Coast international netted 17 goals in 44 games in a Blues shirt.

What makes David more credible as a striker is the fact that he has been consistent with his numbers over the years, from his days as a youngster for Belgian outfit K.A.A Gent.

Club and season




Lille (2023/2024)




Lille (2022/2023)




Lille (2021/2022)




Lille (2020/2021)




Gent (2019/2020)




Gent (2018/2019)




Furthermore, his 84 goals in only 183 matches for Lille ranks him third in the club’s all-time scoring list and first in the 21st century, according to Transfermarkt.

Where Nico Williams wants to play

Sports Brief also reported on Nico William’s stance on his future amid interest from Premier League clubs.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta keen on bolstering his squad to continue challenging for the Premier League.

Williams, who plies his trade in La Liga with Athletic Bilbao, has been a revelation at the European championships, helping Spain qualify for the last 16 with two wins from La Roja’s opening two group games.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and