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Everton: Richarlison and Cristiano Ronaldo comparison has some supporters divided on social media

Everton: Richarlison and Cristiano Ronaldo comparison has some supporters divided on social media

Responding to a statistical analysis by Sky Sports comparing striker Richarlison and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League by the age of 22, some supporters have been divided over the broadcaster’s reasoning in putting the pair side by side. 

The Brazilian, who has impressed for Everton this campaign and has arguably been their player of the season so far with up nine goals and three assists in the Premier League over 24 starts (WhoScored), is now drawing comparisons with footballing great Ronaldo. Speaking to the Daily Express, manager Carlo Ancelotti insisted he ‘loved‘ working with Ronaldo, even if his current forward is not ‘yet‘ at that level.

In response to that quote, a graph from Sky Sports via Twitter has paired Richarlison’s stats with those of the Juventus forward up until 22 years of age – with the numbers indicating that there isn’t actually that much to separate them. By comparison, Richarlison has just eight fewer goals in total than the Portuguese in 32 fewer appearances, despite trailing in assists by 14. However, even though this graph is eye-opening, it’s highly doubtful that the 22-year-old will accumulate 831 career goals by the time he’s Ronaldo’s age (Transfermarkt).

Will Everton be able to keep a hold of Richarlison?

Yes

Yes

No

No

In response, some Everton fans have had their say over the ‘weird‘ comparison on social media – find all of their best comments down below.

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