We take a look at the Sky Blues’ summer signings and assess who is the best at the moment.
Coventry City have had a mixed start to the campaign – and this was predictable for a number of reasons.
First, they had to get over their play-off final defeat and that was always going to be a difficult task as it was a heartbreaking defeat after beating Luton Town on penalties.
Two players who played key roles in their equalizer at Wembley, Viktor Gyokeres and Gustavo Hamer, have both left the club following the duo’s big-money move from the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Gyokeres is a prolific goalscorer for Mark Robins’ side and Hamer plays a crucial role in the midfield, with the match against Leicester City earlier this season reinforcing his importance to the side. Sky Blues. Not only have key players left but a number of players have also arrived and they all need time to settle in, so the start to the season will never be completely smooth despite their results. well under the Robins in recent seasons.
Attempting to sell Gyokeres and Hamer for significant sums, owner Doug King was prepared to reinvest most of that money into the first team, with Ellis Simms and Haji Wright arriving for big money in the summer.
We compare the duo and judge who is better at the moment.
How do the statistics of Haji Wright and Ellis Simms compare?
Since both players are strikers, it makes sense to start with the number of goals they have scored this season. Scoring two goals and providing two assists in 12 matches this season, Wright has not had the most spectacular start at CBS Arena.
To be fair, he was unlucky not to score on his debut after sending the ball over the bar against Leicester.
However, he has scored 29 goals in two seasons in the Turkish Super Lig for Antalyaspor in 2021/22 and 2022/23 – and has scored twice in seven appearances for the United States.
At the age of 25, the American has achieved a lot.
As for Simms, he has scored 2 goals in 12 matches, both against Queens Park Rangers. Without those goals at Loftus Road, he would be under a bit of pressure at the moment. But he scored seven goals in 17 appearances for Sunderland last season and that will give Sky Blues fans hope that he can become a real asset at this level.
Wright and Simms received very similar average Who Scored ratings this season, with the former scoring 6.44 and the latter 6.41.
In terms of passing accuracy, Simms (70.1%) was better than Wright (67.9%), but Wright made more assists. And a lot of their stats are very similar. At this point, it must be said that Wright is probably the better player.
However, Simms may have a higher ceiling as he is only 22 years old and the American is 25 years old.
Outstanding for the Black Cats last season, the 22-year-old showed he can be a goalscorer at this level, but it remains to be seen whether he will get the necessary minutes to prove his worth when whether Wright plays or not. and Matt Godden is doing very well this season.
Considering both are key signings this summer, they will be disappointed if they don’t overtake Godden as CBS Arena’s top scorer in the 2023/24 campaign.