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PMB: Chelsea v Arsenal - the numbers

Our build-up to this Saturday's big derby match continues with a selection of facts and figures from club statistician Paul Dutton…


Chelsea in Numbers

The Blues are 25 points better off compared with games against the equivalent opposition last season.             

Antonio Conte has won 60 of his past 72 league games with Juventus and Chelsea, a success rate of 83.3 per cent.

The Italian has used fewer players (20) than any other team in the Premier League in 2016/17 (20).

Since our defeat at the Emirates in September, we have won 15 Premier League games, drawn one, and lost one.

No team has let in fewer Premier League goals than Chelsea (16).

Chelsea have not conceded a Premier League goal this season after Antonio Conte has made a substitution.


Past six games

Premier League scorers

Diego Costa 15, Hazard 9 (2 pens), Pedro 5, Willian 5, Alonso 3, Cahill 3, Moses 3, Batshuayi 1, David Luiz 1, Fabregas 1, Kante 1, own goal 1.

Chelsea’s next three games 

League games since

A home win: 0

A home draw: 11

A home defeat: 8



If selected, Cesc Fabregas will make his 100th start for the club in all competitions and Pedro will make his 50th Premier League appearance.

Chelsea need two goals to reach a half century in the league this season. Only Liverpool (52) and Arsenal (51) have reached that landmark.



Major trophies

13 League championships, last in 2004

12 FA Cups, last in 2015

2 League Cups, last in 1993

14 FA Charity/Community Shields (1 shared), last in 2015

1 European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994

1 Fairs Cup in 1970


The Gunners are seeking a first Premier League title for 13 years.

Arsenal’s loss to Watford on Tuesday was their first since back-to-back defeats to Everton and Manchester City in mid-December.

Leicester, back in August, are the only team to stop Arsenal scoring away in the Premier League this season. The Gunners average 2.4 goals a game away from the Emirates this term.

Arsene Wenger’s side have won 21 from a possible 33 points away from home this season. They have won six at Watford, Hull, Burnley, Sunderland, West Ham and Swansea, three draws at Leicester, Man United and Bournemouth and have lost twice at Everton and Man City.

Arsenal have won 10 points by scoring winners or equalisers from the 86th minute onwards in the Premier League this term.

The Gunners have scored a Premier League-high six goals in the 90th minute or later this season and have the most goals in the 80th minute or later (12).

Since Wenger took over at Arsenal in October 1996, the Gunners have been given more red cards in the Premier League than any other team (75).

Arsenal have kept four clean sheets in their past 20 games in all competitions.

Manager Arsene Wenger

Days in charge: 7,432

Played: 1,154

Won: 663

Drawn: 268

Lost: 223 



Past six games

Premier League scorers

Sanchez 15 (1 pen), Walcott 8, Giroud 7, Ozil 5, Iwobi 3, own goals 3, Cazorla 2 (2 pens), Koscielny 2, Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, Chambers 1, Mustafi 1, Perez 1, Xhaka 1.

League games since

An away win: 0

An away draw: 1

An away defeat: 2


Last Premier League match 



Nathan Ake      Bournemouth, loan recall


Branislav Ivanovic     Zenit St Petersburg

John Mikel Obi  Tianjin TEDA

Oscar    Shanghai SIPG

Patrick Bamford     Middlesbrough

Dion Conroy      Swindon

Nathan Baxter   Solihull Moors, loan

Izzy Brown      Huddersfield, loan

Charlie Colkett  Swindon, loan

Fankaty Dabo    Swindon, loan

Jay Dasilva         Charlton, loan

Islam Feruz        Swindon, loan

Miro Muheim      Zurich, loan

Jhoao Rodriguez     Cortulua, loan

Fikayo Tomori   Brighton, loan

Marco van Ginkel     PSV, loan




Cohen Bramall  Hednesford Town


Chuba Akpom   Brighton, loan

Ismael Bennacer   Tours, loan

Krystian Bielik    Birmingham, loan

Marc Bola           Notts County, loan

Dan Crowley      Go Ahead Eagles, loan

Aaron Eyoma     FC Volendam, loan

Kaylen Hinds     Stevenage, loan

Matt Macey       Luton, loan

Stephy Mavididi      Charlton, loan

Jon Toral    Glasgow Rangers, loan

Gedion Zelalem   VVV Venlo, loan


Martin Atkinson is the referee for his second Blues game in 2017. He officiated at Tottenham on 4 January. His other two Chelsea games this season were our home games against Liverpool and Manchester United.



Granit Xhaka is suspended and Arsene Wenger is serving a touchline ban.

Egypt’s Mohamed Elneny is still in Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations and due to play the final on Saturday.


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