Chelsea vs Manchester City: 7 stats that will surprise you

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Chelsea play host to Manchester City on January 3, in our first game of the the New Year.

This game promises to be a top one, as the Blues must find a way to return to winning ways.

Check out these 7 interesting stats below:

Chelsea have the upper hand at Stamford Bridge against Manchester City and have won the last two Premier League home games against Manchester City, last winning more consecutively against them at Stamford Bridge between 2006-2009 (4).

Interestingly, Man City always tend to score in this fixture, with the Citizens having only failed to score in one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (0-2 in December 2018). Surprisingly, Chelsea have found goals difficult as well, with City having kept five clean sheets in this run.

Games between Chelsea and Manchester City don’t usually end in draws, as none of the last 10 Premier League meetings between Chelsea (4 wins) and Man City (6 wins) have finished level, with the home side winning each of the last five in the competition.

However, Chelsea must improve on their opening day January form. The Blues have failed to win their first Premier League game in each of the last four calendar years (D3 L1), since winning 3-0 at Crystal Palace in 2016.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have lost more Premier League games against Chelsea (26) than they have against any other side in the competition.

To beat City, Chelsea must be in the best of form, as Manchester City are unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions, winning seven and drawing three. However, 26 points is still their lowest tally after 14 matches for 10 years.

In the head to head for this fixture, the biggest win and defeat for both sides is 6-0. Chelsea beat Manchester City 6-0 in 2007/08. Man City thrashed Chelsea 6-0 in 2018/19.

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