Article published on 2016-11-02 by ChelseaStats in Uncategorised.
Unsurprisingly top-scorer Diego Costa has three out of four of those vital late goals.
In recent weeks it has been the early goals vs United and Southampton that have been key.
Following Eden Hazard’s early goal on Sunday pundits were quick to point to the Belgian’s return to form as Chelsea’s biggest change after 10 Premier League games under Antonio Conte but perhaps a better indicator is actually their refusal to lie down.
Under the Italian, Opta data shows Chelsea have scored 29 per cent of their goals in the last 15 minutes. Although that is not the highest percentage in the league those goals have brought the Blues an additional six points. That is the difference between fourth and sixth even at this stage of the season.
Chelsea are no slouches out of the blocks either. Hazard’s goal at St Mary’s was their fourth in the first 15 minutes of games so far.
Source: Daily Mail