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Leicester’s first half woes revealed by damning Premier League stat

Leicester’s first half woes revealed by damning Premier League stat

Leicester booed off at half-time

Leicester City are currently playing host to Chelsea in the Premier League, but are probably wishing that they weren’t.

Struggling so far this season, the Foxes currently sit in 11th, while Chelsea by contrast are flying high at the top of the table.

And so far, the game is following that trend, with Chelsea opening the scoring through an Antonio Rudiger header from a Ben Chilwell corner.

Then, to rub salt in the wounds, N’Golo Kante doubled the visitor’s advantage midway through the first half.

Kante, who won the league with Leicester, was given the freedom of the King Power stadium as he bore down on goal, before firing past a stranded Schmeichel.

It could have been more too, with only some wasteful Chelsea finishing preventing the scoreline increasing, and the hosts were unsurprisingly booed off at half-time.

Leicester’s first half woes underlined by damning stat

Under Brendan Rodgers this season, Leicester have been slow out of the blocks, which has had awful consequences as they have been forced to try and chase games.

And now, one stat, in particular, has demonstrated just how porous they are in that regard.

As per Match of the Day, the Foxes have now conceded 11 goals in 12 games in the opening 45 minutes, the most out of any Premier League side.

Should they be able to address this issue, they may see their form pick up significantly.

Read more:

How Romelu Lukaku reacted to N’Golo Kante’s stunner against Leicester City

Fans single out Chelsea player for praise following ‘clever’ play during Leicester clash


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4