Chiefs' log leading run broken down

Premiership

With Kaizer Chiefs currently on an extended break after one of their fixtures were postponed, KickOff.com looks into their 19-game run that has yielded 45 points this season.

Chiefs currently sit pretty at the summit of the Absa Premiership log standings, having won 14, drawn three and lost just two of their 19 matches thus far.

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They also hold a comfortable 10-point lead over second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand, while 15 points seperate them from fifth-placed Bidvest Wits, who have four games in hand.

But not only are Amakhosi top of the overall table, they currently lead the scoring charts with 38 strikes – only two goals fewer than Sundowns scored in their entire league-winning 2018/19 campaign.

A break down of this shows that no team has scored more goals per home match than Ernst Middendorp's side, with a tally of 19 goals in nine home matches and averaging 2,11 goals.

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The Glamour Boys are also the highest scoring away side in the league with an average of 1,9 goals per away match, while Sundowns and Orlando Pirates each average 1,44 goals away from home.

Of their 38 goals, Chiefs have scored 28 from inside the 18-yard box – 10 more than Pirates as the next most dangerous side inside the box, with 18 goals.

In terms of timing, they have scored eight goals in the opening 15 minutes, six in minutes 16-30, two in minutes 31-45 – equating 16 first-half goals, and five in minutes 46-60, seven in minutes 61-75 and 10 in minutes 76-90 – equating 22 second-half goals.

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This season, the log leaders have not lost any of the 17 matches in which they have taken a lead in – winning 14 and drawing three.

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