This stat highlights Chelsea’s dramatic Premier League slump
This OptaJoe stat highlights just how poor Chelsea have been in the Premier League this season
Chelsea slumped to their ninth Premier League defeat of the season on Monday night following a 2-1 loss to surprise leaders Leicester City.
The Foxes eased to a close-fought victory at King Power Stadium after goals from in-form duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
Jose Mourinho’s side are a staggering 20 points behind Claudio Ranieri’s men after 16 Premier League games this season.
And staggeringly, the Opta stat below highlights just how poor Mourinho’s players have been this season in comparison to the Portuguese’s first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.
9 – Mourinho's Chelsea have lost to 9 different PL opponents in 15/16, the same number they lost to in the whole of his 1st spell. Special.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 16, 2015
Chelsea are just a point above the relegation zone following their fourth defeat in six Premier League games.
The west London side host Sam Allardyce’s strugglers Sunderland in what is increasingly looking like a relegation six-pointer at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Mourinho led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season which was the 52-year-old’s third English top-flight crown.