Analysis

Chelsea 2020/21 penalties, bookings, woodwork strikes and own-goals in numbers

Our review of last season’s statistics concludes with a mix of some of the less-reported facts and figures from the campaign…


Chelsea penalties

We start with 2020/21’s penalty stats, in which there is no surprise that Jorginho and Timo Werner feature prominently.

Penalties won 17
Werner 8, Abraham 2, Havertz 2, Mount 2, Giroud 1, handball 2 (Abraham shot 1, Pulisic shot 1)

Penalties scored 13
Jorginho 8, Werner 3, Giroud 1, Mount 1

Penalties missed 4
Jorginho 3 (Liverpool home, saved, Krasnodar away, hit post, Arsenal away, saved), Werner 1 (Luton home, saved)

Penalties conceded 4
Gilmour 1, James 1, Jorginho 1, Mendy 1

Penalty concessions 3
Mendy 3

Penalties saved 1
Mendy 1

Penalty shoot-out goals 4
Abraham 1, Azpilicueta 1, Emerson 1, Jorginho 1

Penalty shoot-out misses 1
Mount 1

Penalty shoot-out saves 0

Penalty shoot-out concessions 5
Mendy 5
 

Chelsea woodwork

When it came to hitting the post or the crossbar in 2020/21, Werner tops the list, and at Chelsea we went that agonisingly close more often that our collective opponents did.

Woodwork 22
Werner 5, Mount 3, Alonso 2, Havertz 2, Zouma 2, Chilwell 1, Giroud 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Jorginho 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, opponent 1 (Llorente, Leeds a)


Opponents’ strikes on woodwork
12
Benzema (Real Madrid a), Elneny (Arsenal a), Gazinski (Krasnodar a), S Longstaff (Newcastle a), Maddison (Leicester a), McGinn (Aston Villa h), Neto (Wolves h), Phillips (West Brom h), Roberts (Leeds a), Sterling (Man City h), Vestergaard (Southampton a), Welbeck (Brighton h)
 

Own goals

Opposition own-goals 3
Fernandez (Newcastle a), Godfrey (Everton h), Norwood (Sheffield United FA Cup h)

Chelsea own-goals 1
Rudiger (Sheffield Utd a)


Discipline

Opponents sent off 5
Balbuena (West Ham a, serious foul play), Dalbert (Rennes h, two yellow cards), Robinson (Fulham a, serious foul play), Savic (Atletico Madrid h, violent conduct), White (Brighton h, two yellow cards)

Sent off 3
Cesar Azpilicueta 1 (Aston Villa a, violent conduct – subsequently overturned on appeal), Christensen 1 (Liverpool h, denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity), Thiago Silva (West Brom h, two yellow cards)

Abused 105
Incidents suffered leading to an opponent being booked or sent off
Pulisic 17, Werner 14, Havertz 9, Mount 8, Chilwell 7, Jorginho 6, Kovacic 6, Azpilicueta 5, James 5, Kante 4, Giroud 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Rudiger 2, Zouma 2, Abraham 1, Alonso 1, Barkley 1, Christensen 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1, general 10 (time wasting 5, dissent 2, handball 2, simulation 1)

Most in one game: Atletico Madrid h, Porto h, Real Madrid a, Leicester h 5

Fewest: Liverpool h & a, Crystal Palace h, Krasnodar h, West Ham h, Barnsley FA Cup a, Newcastle h, Sheffield Utd FA Cup h 0

Booked 74
Kante 8, Azpilicueta 7, Jorginho 7, Kovacic 7, Mount 6, Ziyech 5, Chilwell 4, James 4, Pulisic 4, Christensen 3, Havertz 3, Thiago Silva 3, Werner 3, Zouma 3, Alonso 2, Mendy 2, Arrizabalaga 1, Giroud 1, Rudiger 1

Most in one game: Rennes h, Tottenham h, Sevilla a, West Ham a, Aston Villa a 4

Fewest: Brighton a, Liverpool h & a, Barnsley League Cup h & FA Cup a, Krasnodar a, Burnley a & h, Sheffield Utd h, a & FA Cup h, Leeds h & a, Newcastle a & h, Rennes a, West Ham h, Morecambe h, Luton h, Everton h, Porto a & h, Crystal Palace a, Man City a, Arsenal h 0
 

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