PMB: Chelsea v Leicester City – the numbers

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We continue our build-up to the weekend game with a selection of facts and figures from club statistician Paul Dutton….

 

Antonio Conte’s side have conceded just six goals in the past 13 Premier League matches, keeping eight clean sheets during that run.

The Blues have won seven consecutive home Premier League games, with five clean sheets.

Chelsea have scored 13 headed goals in the Premier League campaign (17 in all competitions), more than any other club. Last season the team managed 10 in all competitions.

Four of Pedro’s five goals this season have come from outside the box.

Twenty-two of the Blues’ league goals have been scored by Spanish players, more than any other side in Europe’s big five leagues – including Spain’s Primera Liga.

 

Past six games

23 December – Everton (a) – D 0-0  
 

26 December – Brighton (h) – W 2-0  

 

30 December – Stoke (h) – W 5-0  
 

3 January – Arsenal (a) – D 2-2  

 

6 Jan – Norwich (a) – D 0-0
 

10 Jan – Arsenal (h) – D 0-0


Premier League scorers

Morata 10, Alonso 6, Hazard 6 (2 pens), Pedro 4, Willian 3 (1 pen), Bakayoko 2, Batshuayi 2, Rudiger 2, Azpilicueta 1, David Luiz 1, Drinkwater 1, Fabregas 1, Kante 1, Zappacosta 1
 

 

Chelsea’s next three games 

Chelsea v Norwich

FA Cup

Wednesday 17 January

7.45pm

Brighton v Chelsea 

Premier League

Saturday 20 January

12.30pm

Arsenal v Chelsea 

Carabao Cup

Wednesday 24 January

8pm


League games since

A home win: 0

A home draw: 8

A home defeat: 7

 

Gary Cahill made his 250th start for the club against Norwich last week.

Michy Batshuayi’s next appearance will be his 50th for the club in all competitions.

 

Formed 1884

 

Major trophies

1 Premier League championship in 2016

3 League Cups in 1964, 1997 and 2000

1 FA Charity Shield in 1971

 

Claude Puel’s side have won 13 points on the road this season from a possible 33 with three victories at Swansea, Newcastle and Southampton, four draws at Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Stoke and West Ham, and four defeats to Arsenal, Manchester United, Watford and Liverpool.

Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 14 goals (seven goals, seven assists) after 22 Premier League games this season; nine more than he had managed after as many games in 2016/17 (three goals, two assists).

Twenty-two (or 43 per cent) of Jamie Vardy’s 51 Premier League goals have come against the ‘big six’ clubs.

Marc Albrighton now has five assists in his past nine league games for Leicester after going 12 games without setting up a team-mate.

Islam Slimani has had a hand in 10 goals (six goals, four assists) in his 15 league starts for Leicester.

Manager Claude Puel 

Days in charge: 80

Played 15

Won 6

Drawn 5

Lost 4

 

Claude Puel’s managerial record against Chelsea

Won 0

Drawn 0

Lost 2


LEICESTER’S PAST 10 SEASONS


Leicester’s past six games


Premier League scorers

Vardy 9 (2 pens), Mahrez 7, Okazaki 6, Gray 3, Albrighton 2, Maguire 2, own goals 2, Slimani 1, Iborra 1, King 1.
 


League games since

An away win: 2

An away draw: 4

An away defeat: 0
 

 

CHELSEA’S JANUARY MOVES                    

IN

Ross Barkley   Everton       

LOANS

Jake Clarke-Salter   Sunderland

Ike Ugbo   MK Dons

 

LEICESTER’S JANUARY MOVES

IN

Adrien Silva   Sporting Lisbon

 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Mike Jones is refereeing his first Blues game for over a year. His last match at Stamford Bridge was Bournemouth’s Boxing Day 2016 visit, a 3-0 victory for the eventual champions.

 

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions. 

 

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