Chelsea: Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Chelsea: Season So Far | Stats Analysis

With 11 games played so far, Chelsea have made an indifferent start to the season. It could be said but to everyone involved within the club, they will be disappointed with how things have panned out at the beginning of the 2013-2014 campaign. Chelsea are currently sitting in 4th place in the league table behind Arsenal, Liverpool and Southampton. However, being still ahead of the likes of Man Utd, Spurs and Man City even with poor performances - especially away …
Azpilicueta v Ivanovic: Who Should Start for Chelsea? | Stats Compared

Azpilicueta v Ivanovic: Who Should Start for Chelsea? | Stats Compared

Cesar “we’ll just call you Dave” Azpilicueta came to Chelsea in the summer transfer window of 2012 as a rather unknown entity. Having just released Bosingwa, and with Paulo Ferreira seemingly present for emergencies only, it seemed as if Ivanovic would be the number one Chelsea right-back at that time; however, Azpilicueta made more of an impact than expected. In fact he was one of the revelations of the season not just at Chelsea but in the Premier League and …
How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

In the wake of a rejected £35 million bid from Barcelona for Chelsea defender David Luiz, quite a debate has erupted over the former Benfica man’s actual worth to the team. Luiz, whilst a first-team stalwart and a fan favourite, has nevertheless been derided in the past by fans and pundits alike for his erratic defending, none more famously than Gary Neville. The former England right-back’s comments that Luiz defended like he was being controlled by a “10 year old …
Terry: Team comes first | Chelsea Centre Back Stats

Terry: Team comes first | Chelsea Centre Back Stats

John Terry last night spoke of his acceptance of being left out of the starting line up if it is what’s best for the team. His comments came after an emphatic 3-0 victory for Chelsea away at Fulham, featuring one of the goals of the season from David Luiz. Terry himself picked up the other two goals, one from a Juan Mata cross and the other from a corner with Torres nodding the ball into his path. Despite a very …
Chelsea's Best Defensive Midfielder | Stats Comparison

Chelsea's Best Defensive Midfielder | Stats Comparison

Chelsea 8 Aston Villa 0 | Match & Stats Report

Chelsea 8 Aston Villa 0 | Match & Stats Report

Seven different goal scorers contributed to Chelsea’s 8-0 win against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea finished practically every chance they were presented with, with the glaring exception of one missed penalty. It was a straight forward match. Torres scored within three minutes and Chelsea never looked like conceding. Chelsea dominated and Villa utterly folded. Chelsea lined up in a familiar formation. Lampard and Luiz anchored the midfield behind Hazard, Mata, and Moses. Luiz’s move from central defense to midfield …
Newcastle v Chelsea | Tactical Match Preview

Newcastle v Chelsea | Tactical Match Preview

Possible line ups and formations Defend from the front As you can see from the chalkboard below from Chelsea’s last away game at Bolton, Cech plays the majority of his passes onto his central defenders. 25 out of the 34 passes he took were played short - the reason why Petr Cech has the best pass completion rate for a goalkeeper in the Premier League (71.9%). Despite Tim Krul seeing the ball more often (Krul 425 v Cech 363), Krul’s …
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