Our weekly homage to Harper’s magazine. Special thanks to Opta, Infostrada, Simon Gleave, and James Horncastle, from whom I swiped some of these figures.
Total number of Manchester derbies, Rome derbies respectively: 166, 172.
Total AS Roma derby wins, draws, and SS Lazio derby wins respectively: 63, 61, 48.
Total Manchester United derby wins, draws, and Manchester City derby wins respectively: 69, 51, 46.
Total Rome derby goals scored for Roma, Lazio respectively: 210, 169.
Total Manchester derby goals scored for Man Utd and Man City respectively: 239, 233.
Rank of Everton, Borussia Dortmund in lowest number of cards issued in European football this season so far: 1.
Number of yellow cards shown to both sides since the start of the season: 2.
Chelsea’s wins, draws and losses in their last six matches in all competitions: 2, 1, 3.
Chelsea’s rank in the Premier League in Total Shots Ratio: 2.
Number of Champions League matches Chelsea has played so far this season: 1.
Number of home games Chelsea had gone undefeated in the Champions League before their 1-2 loss to Basel: 29.
Total number of losses for Chelsea in European Cup/Champions League history: 26.
Chelsea’s record against Swiss clubs in European competition: 3, 0, 2.
Rank of Inter Milan in most Europa League/UEFA Cup matches, goals, wins, draws, and all-time appearances for a single player: 1.
Number of minutes Fernando Llorente played in the 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 seasons respectively: 3171, 2248, 865.
Estimated transfer value for the Fernando Llorente in the 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 seasons respectively in £ millions: 15, 17.5, 22.
Current Premier League goals-per-game average: 1.95.
Chances based on historical record of 78 goals scored in 40 games played, the current Premier League statistic: 0.66%