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Leicester's contrasting campaigns in numbers

Published 23/11/2016

Leicester are sweeping aside all before them in Europe but struggling domestically
Leicester are sweeping aside all before them in Europe but struggling domestically

Leicester have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League by securing top spot in Group G with a game to spare.

Yet in stark contrast the champions' Premier League form has slumped, and they lie just two points above the relegation zone.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the numbers involved in the Foxes' domestic and European campaigns.

1 - Points per game Leicester have picked up in the Premier League. They currently sit on 12 points after 12 matches, compared to the 13 points they have earned from just five games in Europe, at 2.6 points per game.

25 - The Foxes' win percentage in their domestic league is a measly 25 per cent, and a whopping 80 per cent on the continent with four victories and a draw.

1.67 - Goals conceded per game in the Premier League. Jose Izquierdo's consolation for Club Brugge on Tuesday night was the only goal they have leaked in Europe. That is a rate of 0.2 goals per game.

0 - Goals from open play scored by Riyad Mahrez in the Premier League this term. He has scored two in Europe, as well as two penalties.

14 - Matches since Jamie Vardy last found the net, in a 4-1 defeat at Liverpool in September. This time last year he had hit 13 goals, and six in his last five Premier League appearances.

40/1 - Leicester's current odds to win the Champions League. Or, for the more pessimistic, you can get 16/1 on Claudio Ranieri's men to be relegated from the Premier League this season.

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