CHELSEA HAVEN’T LOST A BOXING DAY FIXTURE SINCE 2003 PLUS OTHER STATS YOU SHOULD KNOW AS CHELSEA PLAY BOURNEMOUTH TODAY

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Here are all the stats you should know as Chelsea play Bournemouth at the Stamford Bridge today.

1. Chelsea have won five of their previous seven games in all competitions against Bournemouth, losing the other two.

2. However, the Cherries did beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season 1-0, thanks to a goal from Glenn Murray.

3. Chelsea haven’t lost a league game on Boxing Day since being beaten by Charlton 4-2 in 2003 (W6 D5 L0 since).

4. Bournemouth are unbeaten in each of their last six league games played on December 26th (W4 D2 L0) and they have only conceded one goal in these games.

5. If Chelsea win this match, they’ll set an outright club top-flight record of 12 successive league wins, beating a run of 11 wins set in September 2009.

6. John Terry was on target for Chelsea during their last Boxing Day defeat which came in a 4-2 Premier League loss by Charlton Athletic at The Valley

7. The overall top-flight record for consecutive wins is 14; set by Arsenal in between February and August 2002.

8. Chelsea are top of the Premier League on Christmas Day for the fifth time. They have won the league title on each of the four previous occasions they have topped the Premier League at Xmas (2014-15, 2009-10, 2005-06 and2004-05).

9. Diego Costa will be missing this game through suspension. The Spaniard has had a hand in 18 of Chelsea’s 35 Premier League goals this season (51 per cent – 13 goals, five assists).

10. Antonio Conte (14) has two more Premier League wins as a manager in 2016 than Eddie Howe (12), despite taking charge of more than half the number of matches (17 vs 36).

11. This is the highest league position that Bournemouth have ever been in the English league system at Christmas (10th).

 

Source: Opta Stats via Daily Mail

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