A head-turning statistic surrounding the defensive efforts of Premier League giants Chelsea has come to the fore on Tuesday evening.
Thomas Tuchel’s toops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.
On the back of an altogether hit-and-miss opening to the Premier League campaign, the Blues made the trip to Croatia, hoping to kick their European endeavours for the season into gear in an altogether more positive fashion against Dinamo Zagreb.
When all was said and done, though, Chelsea, once more, left a lot to be desired.
Despite dominating when it comes to both possession and chances created, a failure to find the net ultimately cost the evening’s visitors dear, en route to a 1-0 defeat.
Dinamo standout Mislav Orsic proved match-winner, converting a lightning breakaway inside the opening quarter of an hour in the most ruthless manner imaginable:
Orsic’s strike continued a worrying trend at Chelsea, when it comes to the capital club’s efforts at the defensive end.
Tuchel’s troops have now conceded at least one goal in each of their last six fixtures across all competitions, giving rise to an altogether head-turning statistic.
As per statisticians Opta, after allowing just 24 goals in their first 50 outings under the watch of boss Tuchel, Chelsea have since shipped 53 across their last half century of fixtures, aptly highlighting the Pensioners’ ongoing struggles in rediscovering the form which made them champions of Europe less than 18 months ago.