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PMB: Chelsea v Leicester - the numbers


It is back to the Premier League this Saturday following midweek cup action. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview with key facts and figures ahead of the game...


Chelsea In Numbers


The Blues are unbeaten in 12 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (seven wins, five draws), since a 1-3 defeat against Tottenham in April.

Our official betting partner William Hill are offering odds of 3/10 on Chelsea to win against Leicester, with Chelsea to win by three or more goals enhanced to 5/2. It was 21/10.

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Chelsea have scored 13 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season – more than any other Premier League side.

Chelsea to score between the 76th minute and full-time is 6/5 with William Hill.

Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 17 goals in the Premier League this season (eight goals, nine assists), more than any other player.

 


Jorginho has attempted 1,443 passes in the league, more than any other Chelsea player

David Luiz has made 75 clearances in the Premier League this season, the highest number by a Chelsea player.

Hazard is our most fouled player in the Premier League this term (51).
 


Last six games

William Hill have odds on these scenarios on Saturday:
Chelsea to win and both teams to score - 7/4
Chelsea to be drawing at half-time and winning at full-time - 3/1

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Premier League scorers

Hazard 8 (2 pens), Pedro 6, Morata 5, Barkley 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Kante 2, Willian 2, Alonso 1, David Luiz 1, Giroud 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Rudiger 1, own-goal 1


League games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 2
A home defeat: 12


Chelsea’s next three games

Wednesday 26 December - Watford v Chelsea - Premier League

Sunday 30 December - Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Premier League 

Wednesday 2 January - Chelsea v Southampton - Premier League

 

MILESTONES

Eden Hazard has scored 99 goals for Chelsea in all competitions. With one more he will join nine other Chelsea players to reach a century of goals for the club.

Hazard to score against Leicester and Chelsea to win is to enhanced to 5/4 with William Hill

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Willian needs two goals to reach 50 in all competitions for the club.

Willian to score first is 9/2


Marcos Alonso’s next start will be his 100th for the club in all competitions.

 

LEICESTER IN NUMBERS

Formed 1884

Major trophies
1 Premier League championship in 2016
3 League Cups in 1964, 1997 and 2000
1 FA Charity Shield in 1971

Leicester are looking to avoid three consecutive Premier League defeats for the first time since a run of five losses in February 2017.

The Foxes have won one of their past six league games, losing their last two.

On their travels, Leicester have won one of their last five, losing two and drawing two.

Leicester have won 11 points from a possible 27 on the road this term with three wins at Southampton, Newcastle and Cardiff, two draws at Brighton and Fulham and four defeats to Man United, Bournemouth, Arsenal and Crystal Palace.

Since 2014/15, when Leicester returned to the Premier League, Jamie Vardy has won 14 penalties, more than any other player.

Leicester have scored a joint-league-low one goal in the first 15 minutes of their Premier League games this season, level with Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Wilfred Ndidi has attempted more passes (905) and conceded more fouls (24) than any other Leicester player.

 

Manager Claude Puel
Days in charge: 423
Played 56
Won 20
Drawn 17
Lost 19


Claude Puel’s managerial record against Chelsea

Won 0
Drawn 1
Lost 3


 


 


Premier League scorers

Maddison 5 (1 pen), Vardy 5, Gray 2, Maguire 2, Albrighton 1, Ghezzal 1, Iheanacho 1, Ndidi 1, Pereira 1, own-goals 2.


LEICESTER CITY’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME

Saturday 15 December
Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Leicester City
Team 4-2-3-1: Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan (c), Maguire, Fuchs; Mendy, Ndidi; Albrighton (Okazaki 89), Maddison (Ghezzal h/t), Gray (Iheanacho 73); Vardy.
Booked: Pereira
Attendance: 24,738



League games since

An away win: 3
An away draw: 1
An away defeat: 0


With William Hill, Chelsea to win to nil on Saturday - evens
Chelsea to win 1-0 - 6/1
Chelsea to win 2-0 - 5/1
 

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.

From this season yellow cards count only in the competition in which they are received. In the Premier League five yellow cards received before the completion of 19 league fixtures will result in a one-match suspension. Chelsea’s 19th fixture is Watford away on Boxing Day.

2018/19 Premier League bookings
Alonso 3, Jorginho 3, Kante 3, Morata 3, Rudiger 3, Hazard 2, Arrizabalaga 1, Azpilicueta 1, Christensen 1, David Luiz 1, Fabregas 1, Giroud 1, Kovacic 1, Pedro 1, Willian 1
 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

This will be referee Lee Probert’s first appointment for a Chelsea match this season. His last Blues game was our 0-3 home defeat to Bournemouth in January.

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