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Chelsea vs Leicester - the stats

Ahead of the second of a double-header of fixtures against the Foxes, we look at the key facts and figures leading into our penultimate Premier League game of the season...


Chelsea vs Leicester head to head

Leicester City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Chelsea (two wins, four draws), the longest run without a league victory against the Foxes in our history.

The Foxes haven’t lost at the Bridge in three games (two draws, one win).

Antonio Conte was in charge the last time Chelsea won at home against Leicester in October 2016. Goals came from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses in the Blues’ 3-0 victory.

Leicester are looking for a first league double against Chelsea since 2000/01.

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

Leicester’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 3-1 in 1960/61 and 1961/62

Last season’s corresponding fixture

CHELSEA 1 LEICESTER CITY 1
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 18.08.19, 4.30pm

Chelsea (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho (Kovacic 71), Mount; Pedro, Giroud (Abraham 61), Pulisic (Willian 71)
Unused subs Caballero, Tomori, Alonso, Barkley
Booked Jorginho 37
Scorer Mount 7
Head coach Frank Lampard

Leicester City (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel (c); Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Ndidi; Perez (Albrighton 80), Tielemans, Choudhury (Praet 72), Maddison; Vardy
Unused subs Ward, Justin, Morgan, Barnes, Iheanacho
Manager Brendon Rodgers
Scorer Ndidi 67

Referee Oliver Langford
Attendance 40,629
 


Chelsea stats

Chelsea are unbeaten in our last 11 home Premier League games on a Tuesday (eight wins, three draws), since a 4-2 defeat to Southampton in January 2002.

The Blues need to win both our remaining league games to be certain of Champions League football next season.

Chelsea are looking to avoid three successive defeats for the first time since 2006.

Looking at our recent record in our final home Premier League game of the season, our last defeat came in 2002 when Aston Villa won 3-1 when Claudio Ranieri was manager. Since then we have won 12 and drawn six.

Only Manchester City (29) have conceded fewer Premier League goals this season than Chelsea (33).

Ben Chilwell’s equaliser at Wembley on Saturday was our third goal this season that has been overturned by VAR. Christian Pulisic at home to Arsenal and Timo Werner at Liverpool, both for offside, were the others.

Youri Tielemans’ winner in the FA Cup final was the fourth goal we have conceded this season from outside the box. The others were Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester away), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal away) and Leandro Trossard (Brighton away).

No team has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Chelsea (18, level with Man City).

Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in seven of our nine Premier League home games under Thomas Tuchel with the exception being the 5-2 defeat to West Brom in April with 10 men and Arsenal last week.

Against Arsenal, Billy Gilmour started for the third successive Premier League game. He is the first Scottish teenager to start three consecutive top-flight matches since Grant Hanley for Blackburn Rovers, in a run ending on New Year's Day 2011.


Premier League scorers

Abraham 6, Jorginho 6 (6 pens), Mount 6 (1 pen), Werner 6, Zouma 5, Giroud 4, Havertz 4, Pulisic 4, Alonso 2, Chilwell 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Ziyech 2, Azpilicueta 1, James 1, own-goals 2
 

Milestones

If selected, Kurt Zouma will make his 150th appearance for Chelsea in all competitions.

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

Reece James made his 50th appearance of the season for club and country against Leicester at the weekend. Both Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic are one game away from the same landmark.


Leicester stats

This season’s Premier League stats (36 games)

Most appearances: Schmeichel 36, Tielemans 36, Vardy 32
Most goals: Vardy 13, Iheanacho 11, Barnes 9
Most assists: Vardy 9, Albrighton 5, Maddison 5
Most clean sheets: Schmeichel 6
Red cards: None
Yellow cards: Evans 7, Fofana 6, Tielemans 6

Victory for Leicester would ensure a top-four finish for the Foxes for just the second time in the Premier League, after their 2015/16 title win.

Leicester have a much better away record this season than at home, winning 38 points from their 18 games compared to 28 points from the same number of games at the King Power.

They have lost once in their last 13 away Premier League matches (seven wins and five draws).

Brendan Rodgers’ side have lost two away league games this season, at Liverpool in November and West Ham last month. Their wins on the road have included Man City, Leeds, Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd.

Since losing at home to Everton in December, Leicester are unbeaten in six midweek (Tues, Weds, Thurs) Premier League games (four wins, two draws).

Leicester have scored in 16 of their 18 Premier League away games this season, only failing to score at Liverpool and Wolves.

The Foxes haven’t won their final away league game in any of the last six seasons, losing each of the last four.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have won all 11 Premier League games they have been leading away from home this season.

Only Man Utd (31) have won more points from losing positions in the Premier League this term than Leicester (20).

Leicester are looking for back-to-back away league wins for the first time in 2021.


Premier League scorers

Vardy 13 (6 pens), Iheanacho 11, Barnes 9, Maddison 8, Tielemans 6 (2 pens), Castagne 2, Evans 2, Justin 2, Perez 2, Albrighton 1, Amartey 1, Ndidi 1, Praet 1, Soyuncu 1, Thomas 1, own goals 4


Brendan Rodgers managerial record against Chelsea

Won 2
Drawn 8
Lost 7


Leicester’s last Premier League game

Tuesday 11 May
Man Utd 1 Leicester 2
Team (4-4-2): Schmeichel (c); Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu, Thomas; Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Perez (Maddison 65); Iheanacho, Vardy (Choudhury 80)
Scorers: Thomas 10, Soyuncu 66


Discipline

There are no suspensions.

No Chelsea players can now receive a suspension for accumulating yellow cards.


Referee and VAR

Referee: Mike Dean
VAR: Andre Marriner

Mike Dean is the official for his second Blues game of season. He first was at Wembley last month, the FA Cup semi-final against Man City.

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