Analysis

Chelsea goals in 2020/21

Our review of the season just completed continues with a breakdown of the goals scored by the Blues over the course of the campaign, and those conceded, too…


In total, Chelsea netted 99 times in 2020/21. From those, these were our top five goalscorers in all competitions:


Of the 99 goals, just under half - 49 in total - were scored with a right foot, 15 were left-footers, 4 headers and one chest. 

A total of 5 goals were scored from outside the penalty area, including Reece James's thunderbolt above.    
 


The most common quarter-of-an-hour period for Chelsea to score during the 90 minutes was between 76 to 90 minutes when 18 goals were scored. The least common was in the first 15 minutes of a game when 10 goals were scored.

At the other end of the pitch, the Blues let in 43 goals in all competitions over the course of the season. We were most vulnerable in the middle of the first half, with 9 conceded between 16 and 30 minutes.

The stats

Goals: 99
Abraham 12, Werner 12 (3 pens), Giroud 11 (1 pen), Havertz 9, Mount 9 (1 pen), Jorginho 8 (8 pens), Pulisic 6, Ziyech 6, Hudson-Odoi 5, Zouma 5, Chilwell 4, Alonso 2, Thiago Silva 2, Azpilicueta 1, Barkley 1, Emerson 1, James 1, Rudiger 1, own goals 3


Goal types:
 99
Right foot 49
Left foot 32
Header 14
Chest 1
Own goals 3

Inside area 94
Outside area 5

Open play 52
Penalties 13
Resulting from a corner 11
Resulting from a free-kick 7
Resulting from a throw in 6
Resulting from a goal-kick 3
Resulting from an opposition throw-in 3
Resulting from an opposition goal-kick 2
Resulting from an opposition corner 1
Resulting from an opposition free-kick 1
Direct free-kick 0

First half goal timing: 42 goals
0-15 mins 10
16-30 mins 17
31-45 mins 15
First half stoppage time 0

Second half goal timing: 57
46-60 mins 15
61-75 mins 17
76-90 mins 18
Second half stoppage time 7

Goals ruled out by VAR
Werner Liverpool (a) - offside
Pulisic Arsenal (h) - offside
Chilwell Leicester (FAC) - offside
Werner Leicester (h) - handball

Goals ruled in by VAR
Abraham Arsenal (a) - originally disallowed for offside
Giroud Atletico Madrid (a) - originally disallowed for offside

Penalty ruled out by VAR
Pulisic Leicester (a) - adjudged to be outside the area

Penalty ruled in by VAR
Abraham Rennes (CL h) - handball by Dalbert
Werner Sheffield Utd (a) - foul on Werner
Werner Leicester (h) - foul on Werner, originally given outside the area

Goals conceded: 43
Right foot 23
Left foot 15
Header 4
Own goals 1

Inside area 39
Outside area 4

Open play 23
Resulting from a corner 7
Resulting from a free-kick 3
Penalties 3
Resulting from a Chelsea free-kick 2
Resulting from a goal-kick 2
Direct free-kick 1
Resulting from a Chelsea corner 1
Resulting from a Chelsea goal-kick 1

First half goal timing: 23
0-15 mins 4
16-30 mins 9
31-45 mins 8
First half stoppage time 2

Second half goal timing: 20
46-60 mins 8
61-75 mins 5
76-90 mins 3
Second half stoppage time 4

Opposition penalty ruled out by VAR
Calvert-Lewin Everton (a) - foul but ruled out for offside in the build up
Neto Wolves (a) - simulation, no contact
Basham Sheffield Utd (a) - offside

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