(Image): Chelsea are the Premier League’s second most intense pressing team

Press Intensity is what the modern game is all about.

Teams want to win the ball high up in dangerous positions, and they’re willing to take more and more risks to do so.

The stats from the Premier League so far show that only Leeds press with more intensity than Chelsea, and only Arsenal, City, Brighton and Liverpool play with a higher defensive line

It will be interesting to check back on this data at the end of the season, when Graham Potter has had time to shape this team to play in the way he wants.

You can see the full graph embedded here: