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Pulisic looking for landmark - Leicester vs Chelsea - the stats

The second of back-to-back Premier League away trips comes around quickly. We are ready with our collection of crucial facts and figures to have at your fingertips for the game...


Leicester vs Chelsea head to head

Chelsea are aiming to make it nine wins from 12 visits to Leicester in all competitions.

Leicester City are unbeaten in their past five Premier League games against Chelsea (one win, four draws), their best run since a similar run without defeat between April 1999 and February 2001.

Our last away league win at Leicester was in September 2017 when goals either side of half-time from Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante secured a 2-1 victory.


Biggest league win for each team

Leicester 0-4 Chelsea 2003/04
Chelsea 4-0 Leicester 1924/25, 1957/58, 1994/95
Leicester 4-0 Chelsea 1924/25

 

Last season’s corresponding match

LEICESTER CITY 2 CHELSEA 2
Premier League, King Power Stadium, 01.02.20, 12.30pm

Leicester City (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel (c); Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Choudhury; Perez, Tielemans (Praet 80), Maddison, Barnes; Vardy (Iheanacho 80)
Unused subs Ward, Fuchs, Justin, Albrighton, Gray
Booked Maddison 61, Evans 90+2
Scorers Barnes 54, Chilwell 64
Manager Brendon Rodgers

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Caballero; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta (c); Kante, Jorginho (Kovacic 74); Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Pedro (Willian 73); Abraham (Barkley 82)
Unused subs Arrizabalaga, Tomori, Alonso, Batshuayi
Booked Jorginho 56, Kovacic 75
Scorer Rudiger 46, 71
Head coach Frank Lampard

Referee Lee Mason
Attendance 32,186


Chelsea stats

This is our 19th Premier League match, marking the halfway stage of the season.

Chelsea are seventh on 29 points, eight points off leaders Man Utd. Only eight points separate the top nine Premier League teams.

Chelsea's win at Fulham ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats on the road. This was the our fourth away clean sheet of the season, three more than we managed in 2019/20.


Chelsea are the Premier League’s equal third-highest scorers (together with Leicester and Tottenham) with 33 goals, four fewer than Liverpool and one fewer than Man Utd.

Mason Mount created seven chances against Fulham - the joint-most by a Chelsea player in a league game this season. The previous highest was also Mount, against Leeds.


Premier League scorers

Abraham 6, Werner 4, Zouma 4, Giroud 3, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Chilwell 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Mount 2, Thiago Silva 2, Havertz 1, James 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1

Oliver Giroud and Timo Werner are our joint top scorers of the season in all competitions with nine each followed Tammy Abraham on eight.


Milestones

If selected, Christian Pulisic will make his 50th appearance for the club in all competitions.


Leicester stats


This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Justin 18, Schmeichel 18, Tielemans 18
Most goals: Vardy 11, Barnes 6, Maddison 5
Most assists: Vardy 5, Castagne 2, Maddison 2, Tielemans 2, Under 2
Most clean sheets: Schmeichel 6

 
The Foxes are third with 35 points from 18 games, two points behind leaders Man Utd.

Leicester are unbeaten in five league matches (three wins, two draws), their best run of the season. Their last defeat was at home to Everton on 16 December.

Leicester have won their first two top-flight league matches of the calender year for the first time since 1984 under manager Gordon Milne. James Maddison scored in both games.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have won all nine Premier League games when they scored the first goal.

Only two of Jamie Vardy's 11 league goals this season have come at home.

Vardy is equal third-highest Premier League scorer with 11, two goals behind leader Mohamed Salah.


Just under a quarter (24.2 per cent) of Leicester’s league goals have come from penalties.


Premier League scorers

Vardy 11 (6 pens), Barnes 6, Maddison 5, Tielemans 4 (2 pens), Castagne 1, Justin 1, Perez 1, Praet 1, own goals


Despite beating Southampton on Saturday, the Foxes have the ninth best home Premier League record this season, winning 13 points from their nine games at the King Power. They have lost four of their home matches, as many defeats there as in the whole of 2019/20.


Brendan Rodgers managerial record against Chelsea

Won 0
Drawn 8
Lost 7


Leicester’s last Premier League game

The Foxes were unchanged from their win at Newcastle.

Saturday 16 January
Leicester 2 Southampton 0
4-2-3-1: Schmeichel (c); Castagne, Fofana (Soyuncu 53), Evans, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison (Perez 77), Barnes; Vardy (Iheanacho 90+1)
Booked: Fofana, Albrighton
Scorers: Maddison 37, Barnes 90+5
 


Who moved to Leicester in the summer?

Timothy Castagne - Atalanta
Wesley Fofana - Saint-Etienne
Cengiz Under - Roma, loan

There have been no incomings so far in the January window.
 

Discipline

There are no suspensions.

This is the last game for suspensions for five yellows. Ten bookings before 32 Premier League games have been completed will result in a two-match suspension.

Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Kante 5, Azpilicueta 3, James 3, Thiago Silva 3, Mount 2, Ziyech 2, Alonso 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Giroud 1, Havertz 1, Kovacic 1, Pulisic 1, Zouma 1
Leicester: Evans 5, Fuchs 4, Mendy 4, Tielemans 4, Fofana 3, Justin 3, Maddison 3, Albrighton 2, Ndidi 2, Amartey 1, Castagne 1, Choudhury 1, Perez 1, Soyuncu 1, Thomas 1, Vardy 1 


Referee and VAR

Referee: Craig Pawson
VAR: Andre Marriner

Craig Pawson is refereeing his third Chelsea game this season. The other two were also away at Brighton and Newcastle.

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