BURNLEY VS CHELSEA: 20 KEY MATCH STATS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Ahead of our clash with Burnley later today, here are 20 key match stats you should know

1. Burnley have only kept one clean sheet in their last 11 games against Chelsea in all competitions, doing so in a 3-0 win in the second tier in April 1983.

2. Burnley have never won a Premier League encounter against Chelsea, losing four of five five previous attempts (D1).

3. The Blues have won our last three top-flights visits to Turf Moor, last losing there in a top-flight encounter in August 1973 when we were beaten 1-0 by a Frank Casper goal

4. Burnley have lost all four of their Premier League matches played on a Sunday this season, while Chelsea have won five and drawn one – the Blues haven’t lost a league game on a Sunday since August 2015 against Man City.

5. Only Chelsea (33) and Tottenham (32) have more home Premier League points than Burnley (28) this season.

6. Chelsea have the best away record in the Premier League with 26 points.

7. Diego Costa’s first Premier League goal came against Burnley in August 2014.

8. Chelsea have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season (13), four more than we managed in the entirety of the 2015/16 season.

9. The Blues are 30 points better off after 24 Premier League games this season (59) than we were last season (29). We already have nine points more than we did at the end of last season (50).

10. Cesc Fabregas has created a goalscoring chance for a teammate on average every 22 minutes in the Premier League this season (24 in 526 minutes of game time).

11. The Blues have dropped just five points since 24 September.

12. Chelsea have won 16 of our last 18 Premier League games, losing just one to Tottenham.

13. During the Arsenal game, Eden Hazard became the first player in Europe’s top-five leagues to manage 100 successful take-ons this season.

14. Eden Hazard (67) and Diego Costa (56) are two of the three most-fouled players in the Premier League this season.

15. Gary Cahill will make his 150th Premier League appearance for Chelsea if he plays today

16. Eden Hazard will make his 150th start and 200th in all competitions for Chelsea if he starts today.

17. Nemanja Matic will make his 100th Premier League start for Chelsea if he starts today.

18. Cesc Fabregas will make his 100th start for Chelsea in all competitions if he starts today.

19. Pedro will make his 50th start for Chelsea in all competitions if he starts today.

20. When Chelsea fielded a back three for the first time, we were the only side to do so. Last weekend, three other Premier League sides deployed three or five in defence.

 

Source: Opta & Chelsea official website

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