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The damning stat that reveals Chelsea as the worst side in England

The Blues have struggled, and the stats make for horrid reading

It is no secret that Chelsea have been struggling so far this season, with the Blues falling to a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham on Sunday, leaving Graham Potter’s future further in doubt.

Since his arrival in September, when he took over from Thomas Tuchel, the Blues have dropped like a stone in the Premier League. In the 14 games since the World Cup, Potter’s side have won just twice (against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace), and have lost six times, with a further six draws.

Said form has left them in 10th place, only in the top half of the Premier League on goal difference and just 10 points from the relegation zone. By contrast, fourth place (which had been the minimum aim at the beginning of the season) is occupied by London rivals Tottenham, who sit a mammoth 14 points ahead courtesy of their 2-0 win at the weekend.

The stats get more damning too. In their last 15 games across all competitions, Chelsea have managed to find the net just six times, with just a solitary goal in the month of February coming courtesy of Joao Felix.

This record marks them out as the worst side in England’s top four divisions (92 sides) by goals scored, a record that no one in west London will be particularly proud of.

With relegation-threatened Leeds United making the trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, there is still hope among the Chelsea hierarchy that Potter will be able to turn the wretched run of form around before their second leg against Borussia Dortmund, where they trail 1-0.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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