Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, here are key stats you should know.
1. Chelsea are unbeaten in the league against Swansea at Stamford Bridge for 92 years.
2. Chelsea’s run of 10 games up to the end of the year looks a favourable one: seven of them (including two cup matches) are at home, and five of the eight Premier League fixtures are against teams currently 14th or lower in the table.
3. Chelsea have won 12 of the past 16 games at Stamford Bridge in all competitions, losing just two to Burnley and Manchester City.
4. Chelsea are three goals short of a half-century for the season. Tonight is our 22nd game.
5. Willian’s next Premier League start will be his 100th for the Blues. He made his 200th Chelsea appearance in Baku.
6. Gary Cahill wore the captain’s armband for the 50th time at Anfield on Saturday.
7. Pedro made his 100th appearance for Chelsea at Liverpool.
8. Tammy Abraham, who cannot play tonight, has been involved in five of Swansea’s seven Premier League goals this season (four goals, one assist).
9. Swansea have won more points away (5) than at home (3) this season with their one victory on the road against Crystal Palace. They have two draws at Southampton and Tottenham and three defeats to West Ham, Arsenal and Burnley.
10. Swansea have failed to score in seven of their past 11 away games in the Premier League.
11. The Swans have had 24 attempts on target in 13 Premier League matches this term; 10 fewer than any other side.
12. Swansea’s six matches away from home in the top ﬂight this term have produced eight goals, three scored by Swansea, which is the lowest tally in the division.
13. Neil Swarbrick will be the referee for the game against Swansea City. This will be the second time he will officiate a Chelsea game this season, having refereed our 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over Everton at the Bridge.
14. Swansea have conceded two or more goals in five of their six Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge (16 in total, 2.7 per game).
15. Swansea City have the same number of points (nine) that they had in the Premier League after 13 games of last season. However, they have only scored seven goals this term – nine fewer than in 2016-17.
16. Alvaro Morata (eight) has scored more goals on his own in the Premier League this season than Swansea City as a team (seven).
Source: Chelsea FC & Opta