Leicester City find themselves at the summit of the EFL Championship after nine games played. The Foxes have had a near perfect record, recording eight victories and a sole loss to Hull City at home.
This is the second part of the monthly statistics analysis on Leicester’s league performances. The first part, an analytical view on Leicester’s August stats brought up some concerns with the quality of chances the Foxes were creating and whether their success was sustainable given their low xG and penetration of the penalty box.
The very next game after the August analysis was published, Leicester slumped to their first defeat of their season, failing to break down a resolute Hull City defense in a 0-1 home defeat. With Southampton and Norwich City to play away in the next two games, things may have looked concerning but Leicester dominated and won both games comfortably.
The Foxes then welcomed Bristol City at home, a special occasion with club icons Nigel Pearson, Andy King and Matty James all returning to the King Power albeit donning the Bristol badge. While Leicester did struggle to break them down, a perfect Jamie Vardy penalty secured the three points for the home team.
A determined Blackburn Rovers would be the next team to fall to the flying Foxes, losing 4-1 at home to a brilliant attacking display by Leicester. Everything looks good on paper for the men in blue, so will the statistics justify that?