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PMB: Leicester v Chelsea - the numbers


Following the securing of a place in a European final, attention quickly turns to putting the full stop on the Premier League campaign. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of Sunday's game with key facts and figures...


Chelsea In Numbers

This is the club’s first season without a suspension for either an accumulation of bookings or a red card in any competition since the advent of the Premier League in 1992/93.

Since four English clubs were permitted to qualify for the Champions League in 2001/02, only Arsenal (15) have finished in the top four more often than the Blues (14).

Chelsea have kept 15 clean sheets in the Premier League this term; only Liverpool (20) and Man City (20) have recorded more.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have managed one clean sheet in our last 13 away league games, conceding in each of our last eight. The club went nine Premier League games on the road in succession without a shutout in 2000/01.

Chelsea have lost just one of our last seven games in the Premier League, winning four and drawing two. The defeat was at Anfield in April.

The Londoners have conceded the fewest Premier League goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season: 4.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player this season: 16 goals, 15 assists.

Cesar Azpilicueta is Chelsea’s only league ever-present this season. Since December 2015 he has missed just one of the 136 league games.

No Premier League side has conceded more goals resulting from free-kicks this season than Chelsea’s eight.
 


Last six games


Premier League scorers

Hazard 16 (4 pens), Pedro 8, Loftus-Cheek 6, Higuain 5, Morata 5, Kante 4, Barkley 3, David Luiz 3, Willian 3, Alonso 2, Giroud 2, Jorginho 2 (1 pen), Azpilicueta 1, Rudiger 1, own-goals 2

 

League games since

An away win: 2
An away draw: 0
An away defeat: 1




MILESTONES

If selected, Mateo Kovacic will make his 50th Blues appearance in all competitions.

David Luiz made his 150th Premier League start for the Blues against Watford last week.

Eden Hazard made his 350th appearance for Chelsea in all competitions on Thursday against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Ross Barkley and Davide Zappacosta made their 50th appearance for Chelsea in all competitions on Thursday.


LEICESTER IN NUMBERS

Formed 1884 as Leicester Fosse


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


Leicester have won four of their past five Premier League home games, more than they had in their previous 12 at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes’ home record is eight wins, two draws and eight defeats. Of the top six sides, they have beaten Manchester City and Arsenal, and lost to Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United.

Since his Premier League debut in 2014/15, Jamie Vardy has scored more goals against ‘big six’ opponents than any other player in the competition (31).

Leicester have scored three goals from direct free-kicks this season – a joint-high in the Premier League alongside Southampton and Arsenal.

 


Manager Brendan Rodgers
Days in charge: 74
Played 9
Won 5
Drawn 1
Lost 3


Rodgers's managerial record against Chelsea
Won 0
Drawn 5
Lost 6
 


 


Premier League scorers

Vardy 18 (4 pens), Maddison 7 (1 pen), Gray 4, Maguire 3, Tielemans 3, Morgan 3, Albrighton 2, Ndidi 2, Pereira 2, Barnes 1, Evans 1, Ghezzal 1, Iheanacho 1, own-goals 3.

 

LEICESTER’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME

Monday 6 May
Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City
Team 4-5-1: Schmeichel (c); Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Albrighton (Gray 85), Tielemans (Barnes 75), Ndidi, Choudhury, Maddison (Iheanacho 80); Vardy.
Booked: Maguire, Iheanacho
Attendance: 54,506

 

League games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 12
A home defeat: 1


 

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.

Premier League bookings
Jorginho 7, Rudiger 7, Alonso 6, Azpilicueta 4, David Luiz 3, Kante 3, Kovacic 3, Morata 3, Arrizabalaga 2, Hazard 2, Pedro 2, Willian 2, Barkley 1, Christensen 1, Fabregas 1, Giroud 1.

 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Referee:Anthony Taylor is the official for a Chelsea game for the fourth and final time this season. He was the referee for the defeats at Everton in March and Arsenal in January, and our quarter-final Carabao Cup tie success against Bournemouth in December.

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