Chelsea will be away to West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday, and there are some interesting stats you should know about the game.
If Antonio Conte’s Chelsea score first, it’s almost game over for the opposition. His team has scored the opening goal more times than any other Premier League team this season (20) and have yet to lose when we do (17 wins, three draws).
Chelsea have 63 points from 26 games this term, three more than at the same stage in Jose Mourinho’s 2014/15 title-winning season.
Chelsea have lost three of our four away London derbies this season; Arsenal and Tottenham in the Premier League and West Ham in the League Cup. Our one win was at Crystal Palace. A win against the Hammers will be a welcome development.
If Cesar Azpilicueta starts against West Ham, it will be his 200th in all competitions since he joined Chelsea in 2012.
Diego Costa needs two goals to reach a half-century in the Premier League. His 48 goals to date have come in 78 games (0.62 goals per match).