Chelsea in severe hazard of recording worst-ever Premier League end as winless run continues
Chelsea are sleepwalking their means in the direction of their worst-ever Premier League factors end within the Premier League period, with additional damning statistics highlighting simply how poorly the Blues have carried out this season.
After shedding 3-1 away to Arsenal on Tuesday night time, Chelsea’s winless run of video games continues. They’ve failed to choose up a win of their final seven league video games because of that match, the final three factors Chelsea picked up approaching March 11, after they beat Leicester Metropolis 3-1.
At the moment on 39 factors and twelfth within the desk, Chelsea nonetheless have 5 video games remaining to make sure this marketing campaign does not turn into the worst within the membership’s Premier League historical past. These 5 matches are in opposition to Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United, Newcastle United, that means that chance is not a foregone conclusion.
Chelsea’s worst Premier League season got here in 1993/94, after they completed 14th with 51 factors throughout a 42-game marketing campaign. In complete, they earned simply 1.2 factors per recreation.
Their present factors per recreation this season? 1.2.
With Frank Lampard in cost and a disjointed, disillusioned squad, it is troublesome to see how Chelsea will even handle to choose up a win between now and the top of the season, not to mention the six wanted to at the least proceed that very same, drab factors per recreation file.
What’s worse, the Blues have discovered the online simply 31 occasions this season throughout 33 video games, by far and away the fewest quantity of objectives they’ve scored prior to now 31 seasons. Their earlier lowest complete got here in 1995/96, after they managed simply 46 objectives – you would be hard-pressed to discover a Chelsea fan assured their misfiring ahead line will bag 15 occasions within the remaining matches.
Resulting from their lack of coherence in entrance of purpose, Chelsea’s purpose distinction might doubtlessly be the worst within the membership’s Premier League historical past, too. Luckily the defence hasn’t conceded too usually, comparatively talking – simply 38 occasions – that means they’re solely on -7.
The one different time Chelsea have ended a Premier League season with a unfavourable purpose distinction got here within the first three campaigns of the restructured league, posting tallies of -3, -4 and -5.
Compounding issues additional, Chelsea might effectively accumulate their fewest wins in 2022/23. With simply ten this season, Lampard’s aspect want two to match the membership’s present worst displaying within the Premier League period, whereas three extra losses – they’ve 14 in the intervening time – would characterize the joint-most for the membership as effectively.
Oh, and remember the actual fact the membership have spent over £600 million on new signings prior to now two switch home windows, figures they actually weren’t even near within the early ’90s, when the membership endured its most troublesome spell within the Premier League.