The Statszone 2015-04-18 : Man Utd

Article published on 2015-04-20 by ChelseaStats of |

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Chelsea beat Man Utd 1-0 and did a job on one of the form teams over the last few weeks, nullified their threat and took their chance. All part of the game plan executed to perfection. We lookat @statszone for some insightful numbers.

Chelsea were a bit lopsided against QPR and it seemed to happen again, this time Azpilicueta was isolated against Mata. Oscar tucked inside a little, but Zouma playing right side of midfield to mark Fellaini meant the team struggled a bit early on before finding their feet, the goal and then it was pretty comfortable throughout.Statszone-influence-united-home-2014

Man Utd had 70% possession, but only produced two shots on target. Chelsea matched that with a inferior amount of the ball. Both of United’s shots on goal were from outside the area. Chelsea have only conceded four outside the penalty area all season, in the league.


United did go close though, Falcao should have scored but hit the outside of the post and Rooney’s early effort had De Gea and the united fans celebrating.

According to Opta’s definition of a big chance, where there is reasonable expectancy to score, United failed to create any, Oscar created the only big chance in the game for Hazard to latch on and convert. Hazard now has 18 goals in all competitions, beating his tally of 17 last season.

We’ll focus on a couple of the interesting battles with Zouma effectively taking Fellaini out of the game, the Belgian created two chances inside the box from the right side but only completed 14 passes in the game most short and in the left channel. Although he won 4 of his 7 aerial duels, and Zouma only 1 of 5 defensively. Our Frenchman challenged for every ball and did enough to make United’s out-ball a dead end. Ivanovic was also strong on that side too blocking 4 crosses, another game high.


Azpilicueta kept Mata relatively quiet, won 6 of his 7 tackles and made 6 interceptions both game highs. Mata did manage to produce 4 chances in the game and was arguably United’s best player going forward, but nullified enough to only complete two passes into the box.


It’s worth noting that the top 3 passers in the game were Herrera (88/93), McNair (83/91) and Smalling (80/85). That’s 251 passes completed, of which only three went beyond the 18 yard line, only one in the penalty area.

Letting defenders who cannot create anything is fine when the onus is on them to win the game – if they wanted to fight for the title. Chelsea, as Mourinho said, would be happy to concede 99% of the ball and take the victory.

That’s the beauty of Chelsea, there are many ways to win a football match. We have them all.

Magic number is 6, if 3 of those come against Arsenal, otherwise 9 to be sure, 8 on goal difference.

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Gameweek 33 2014-15: the Progress Report

Article published on 2015-04-19 by ChelseaStats of |

Progress League

The Progress Report, based on an idea by @SimonGleave, is effectively a seasonal points differential that compares the results of each team to comparable fixtures from last season, including swapping out relegated teams for their promoted counterparts.

The premise is to show if a team is improving against the same opponents and it may show a better reflection of league standing as it ignores the impact of fixture scheduling. For example a team could be top of the league after being scheduled to play the promoted sides and sides who finished in the bottom half last season but actually have fewer points compared to the previous season.

Newly promoted teams are excluded.

Name PTS
Swansea 13
West Ham 13
Man Utd 10
Chelsea 5
West Brom 5
Southampton 1
C Palace 0
Stoke 0
Sunderland -1
Arsenal -2
Spurs -2
Hull -3
Aston Villa -3
Newcastle -6
Man City -7
Liverpool -17
Everton -21

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Gameweek 33 2014-15: Premier League Stats Roundup

Article published on 2015-04-19 by ChelseaStats of |

Stats Roundup

Chelsea won 1-0 at home vs MAN_UTD in the Premier League.

Current Form Overall

  • Chelsea are now W5 (83.33%), D1 (16.67%) and L0 (0.00%) from the last 6 games in the Premier League.
  • Chelsea are now W7 (70.00%), D3 (30.00%) and L0 (0.00%) from the last 10 games in the Premier League.
  • Chelsea are now W27 (71.05%), D8 (21.05%) and L3 (7.89%) from the last 38 games in the Premier League.

Last 10 Results in all competitions

Team Date Competition Loc Result F A Att Ref
Manchester United 2015-04-18 PREM H W 1 0 41422 DEAN,MIKE
Queens Park Rangers 2015-04-12 PREM A W 1 0 17939 MARRINER,ANDRE
Stoke City 2015-04-04 PREM H W 2 1 41098 MOSS,JONATHAN
Hull City 2015-03-22 PREM A W 3 2 24598 OLIVER,MICHAEL
Southampton 2015-03-15 PREM H D 1 1 41624 DEAN,MIKE
Paris St Germain 2015-03-11 UCL H D 2 2 37692 KUIPERS,BJORN
West Ham United 2015-03-04 PREM A W 1 0 34927 MARRINER,ANDRE
Tottenham Hotspur 2015-03-01 LC N W 2 0 89294 TAYLOR,ANTHONY
Burnley 2015-02-21 PREM H D 1 1 41629 ATKINSON,MARTIN
Paris St Germain 2015-02-17 UCL A D 1 1 45713 CAKIR,CUNEYT

Records vs Big 7 and Threatened 13 teams

This season’s record against the groups

Attainable milestones

Various milestones of 25,50,100 etc when available

  • Chelsea EPL H Conceded once 149
  • Chelsea EPL H Won 2-0 49
  • Chelsea EPL H Losses without scoring 24

10 Recent Stats

  • Eden Hazard has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season, his best seasonal return at the club.
    [dated: 2015-04-18 Source @ChelseaStats]
  • Oscar assisted his 9th goal of the season, only Hazard (10) and Fabregas (21) have contributed more.
    [dated: 2015-04-18 Source @ChelseaStats]
  • Eden Hazard has had a hand in 15 goals (8 goals, 7 assists) in his last 17 Premier League appearances
    [dated: 2015-04-18 Source @OptaJoe]
  • Chelsea are now unbeaten in 8 successive games against Man United, for the first time in our history.
    [dated: 2015-04-18 Source @ChelseaStats]
  • Patrick Bamford has scored in five successive home games for Middlesbrough
    [dated: 2015-04-16 Source @OptaJoe]
  • Dominic Solanke finished the UEFA Youth League as leading goalscorer with 12 goals in 9 appearances, scoring in every round.
    [dated: 2015-04-13 Source @ChelseaYouth]
  • Chelsea completed 70% of our passes against QPR, our lowest success rate in the Premier League this season
    [dated: 2015-04-12 Source @OptaJoe]
  • Chelsea scored with their only shot on target against QPR
    [dated: 2015-04-12 Source @ChelseaStats]
  • Chelsea failed to score in the first half for the first time in 16 Premier League games
    [dated: 2015-04-12 Source @OptaJoe]
  • The Blues have kept 101 clean sheets in 189 Premier League games under Jose Mourinho
    [dated: 2015-04-12 Source @ChelseaStats]

Last 10 Premier League Results

Date Home Home Goals Away Goals Away
2015-04-18 Chelsea 1 0 Man Utd
2015-04-18 Stoke 2 1 Southampton
2015-04-18 C Palace 0 2 West Brom
2015-04-18 Everton 1 0 Burnley
2015-04-18 Leicester 2 0 Swansea
2015-04-13 Liverpool 2 0 Newcastle
2015-04-12 Man Utd 4 2 Man City
2015-04-12 Qpr 0 1 Chelsea
2015-04-11 Burnley 0 1 Arsenal
2015-04-11 West Ham 1 1 Stoke

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