23 April 2012

Chelsea irregular away from home

The Blues have been capable of the best and the worst away from home in this season’s Champions League, and have already suffered one defeat that would see them eliminated on Tuesday.

Chelsea aren’t having the best of seasons. Away from Stamford Bridge, they have been struggling to produce positive results. They have been beaten twice on the road in the Champions League, 2-1 at Leverkusen and 3-1 at Napoli, and have drawn twice, 1-1 at both Valencia and Genk. Their only away win was 1-0 at Benfica.

But of all those results, in which they have scored seven goals and let in five, only the 3-2 reverse in Italy would be insufficient to ensure qualification for the final.

They have been just as erratic in the Premier League, where they have collected six wins, seven draws and five defeats, scoring 23 goals and conceding 18. But of these eighteen results, just two of the scorelines would knock them out of Europe on Tuesday, the 2-0 losses at Man United and Everton. A repeat of their 1-0 defeats at QPR and WBA would send the second leg into extra time. (via FCBarcelona.com)