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Absa Premiership Round 3 – Kaizer Chiefs vs. Bloemfontein Celtic
 
Date: 19 August 2014
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: FNB Stadium
 
Despite being hit by severe injuries to key squad members earlier on in the new campaign, Kaizer Chiefs have managed to shake off that back set and claim four wins in all competitions since the new season commenced. Stuart Baxter’s side will look to maintain that momentum with tonight’s visit of a tricky Bloemfontein Celtic squad that held Orlando Pirates to an entertaining 2-2 draw a fortnight ago.
 
 
KAIZER CHIEFS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 18.7
 
Entries into final third: 71
 
Successful passes: 346.7
 
Possession: 51.75% (42.75% in opposition half)
 
Successful tackles: 14.75 (56.2% success rate) 
 
Recent results:
 
Platinum Stars 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs (Maluleka 50’, 90’)
 
Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs (Masango 12’, Letsholonyane 45’)
 
Free State Stars 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs (Lebese 55’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Tsepo Masilela, 3 tackles per game (75% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 73.3 passes per game (84.3% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Kingston Nkhatha, 2.75 shots per game (54.6% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Mandla Masango (3) (2 MTN8; 1 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
George Lebese (3) (2 MTN 8; 1 PSL)
 
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 14.67
 
Entries into final third: 57
 
Successful passes: 268
 
Possession: 42.3%
 
Successful tackles: 11.3 
 
Recent results:
 
Bloemfontein Celtic 2-2 Orlando Pirates (Mogorosi 16’, Ndengane 46’)
 
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-1 Mpumalanga Black Aces (Mogorosi 53’)
 
Bidvest Wits 0-0 Bloemfontein Celtic
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Keagan Ritchie, 4.5 tackles per game (55% success rate)
 
Midfielder (most passes): Wandisile Letlabika, 34 passes per game (65% success rate)
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Frank Mhango, 3 shots per game (22% on target)
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Joel Mogorosi (2) (1 MTN8; 1 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Keagan Ritchie (2) (2 PSL)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
Having netted nine goals in their past four matches, it’s no surprise the Glamour Boys have the upper hand on all fronts in terms of shots on goal: 18.7, entries into the final third: 71 as well as successful passes: 346.7 compared to Bloemfontein Celtic. The home side have reiterated the desire to ‘protect’ their fortress by ensuring that they claim as many wins as possible at home.

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