The Delta Distance Challenge is back – take part to win match tickets, signed Chelsea shirts and even flights to New York City courtesy of Delta Air Lines
Round two of the Delta Distance Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 16 whenManchester City visit Stamford Bridge.
The competition tests Chelsea fans’ knowledge of their team by asking them to predict which player’s passing distance, as calculated by Opta, will be closest to the height or length of a famous New York landmark.
For the Man City match, the target is 880 metres – the equivalent of eight home runs at Yankee Stadium, which houses Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees.
The winner of round two will receive a pair of tickets to a Chelsea home game, with all successful entrants automatically entered into the Grand Prize draw at the end of the season to win a pair of Delta One tickets to New York. Five runners up will receive a signed Chelsea shirt.
In the first challenge, John Terry had the closest passing distance (407m) to the height of the chosen landmark, the Empire State Building (433m).
During Chelsea’s last game, away at Swansea City, Oscar (820m) went closest to the 880m target for round two. He was followed by John Mikel Obi (805m) and Branislav Ivanovic (772m).
The leading passer, meanwhile, was Cesc Fabregas, who amassed a mammoth 1404m in successful passing distance.