Chelsea can’t win half their matches under AVB

Castrol EDGE Performance data shows why Andre Villas-Boas is under such intense pressure ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup tie against Birmingham and a visit to Naples in the Champions League.  At present, he has the worst win ratio (50%) of all Roman Abramovich’s six appointments, meaning the Blues are no longer in contention for Premier League success.

It is interesting to note that a win ratio of 66.67% was not enough to save Avram Grant from Abramovich’s impatience, suggesting that Vilas-Boas’ time in charge may be limited.  Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is reportedly still in touch with his former Chelsea players and a win ratio of 67.03% illustrates why many are calling for the self-proclaimed ‘special one’ to return to Stamford Bridge.

Abramovich’s managerial appointments

Manager

G

W

D

L

W%

Andre Villas-Boas

36

18

10

8

50.00

Carlo Ancelotti

109

67

20

22

61.47

Guus Hiddink

22

16

5

1

72.73

Felipe Scolari

36

20

11

5

55.56

Avram Grant

54

36

13

5

66.67

José Mourinho

185

124

40

21

67.03

STURRIDGE CONSIDERS FUTURE

Daniel Sturridge is reportedly considering his future at Chelsea, having become unhappy by Andre Villas-Boas’ decision to play him in a wide role this season. However, Castrol EDGE Performance data shows that the Blues should battle to keep the England international, who has been more prolific than the rest of Chelsea’s misfiring strike force this season.

Despite playing on the wing, Sturridge averages a goal every 162 minutes in the league, which is far superior to Fernando Torres’ (599 minutes) and Didier Drogba’s (318 minutes).  Moreover, Chelsea’s problems this season are demonstrated by the fact that their recognsed strikers have scored a mere 16 league goals between them – six less than the Premier League’s top scorer Robin van Persie.

Chelsea strikers in the League

Chelsea strikers Minutes Played Goals Mins per goal Shots (excl. blocked) Shooting Accuracy Shot Conversion Rate Assists
Sturridge, Daniel 1456 9 162 49 46.94 18.37 2
Drogba, Didier 955 3 318 34 32.35 8.82 1
Torres, Fernando 1197 2 599 32 37.50 6.25 3
Anelka, Nicolas 411 1 411 13 61.54 7.69 1
Kalou, Salomon 171 1 171 5 80.00 20.00 0
Lukaku, Romelu 82 0 4 75.00 0.00 0
Premier League 2011/12
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