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PMB: Chelsea v Arsenal - the numbers

Our first home game of the season is a big London derby. Club statistician Paul Dutton has the all key figures ahead of our return to the Bridge...


CHELSEA IN NUMBERS

Chelsea play Arsenal on Saturday for the 196th occasion in all competitions, more than we have played against any other club.

The Blues won five of our past six home league games against the Gunners and drawn the other (0-0 last season).

The Gunners' last victory at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League was in October 2011 when they won 5-3.

Arsenal have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal won one of their past 13 Premier League clashes with Chelsea, although in all competitions they are unbeaten against us in six matches.

Chelsea have lost one of our last eight Premier League games (against Newcastle on the final day of last season), winning five and drawing two of those.

That visit to St James’ Park is the only league game in the past 10 when we failed to score.

We have won one of our last four games at Stamford Bridge, against Liverpool in May.

At Huddersfield, Jorginho became the 22nd Chelsea player to score on their Premier League debut for the club.

 

CLEAN SHEET ON DEBUT

- Only starting debuts listed. Clean sheets on debut as a sub are not included.

- Outfield players Bob Mackie (1905) and David Webb (1971) both started in goal on one occasion and kept a clean sheet but it was not on their debut for the club.

Ronald Brebner                  27 Oct 1906     Grimsby (h)                  W 2-0 Div 2
Jack Whitley                       23 Sep 1907      Newcastle (h)              W 2-0 Div 1
Colin Hampton                  25 Apr 1914       Everton (h)                  W 2-0 Div 1
Frank Higgs                        28 Sep 1929      Tottenham (h)             W 3-0 Div 2
Vic Woodley                       29 Aug 1931      Middlesbrough (a)      W 2-0 Div 1
Bill G Robertson                21 Apr 1951        Liverpool (h)               W 1-0 Div 1
Peter Bonetti                      2 Apr 1960        Man City (h)                W 3-0 Div 1
Alex Stepney                      3 Sep 1966       Southampton (a)         W 3-0 Div 1
Petar Borota                       3 Mar 1979       Liverpool (h)                D 0-0 Div 1
Eddie Niedzwiecki             27 Aug 1983     Derby (h)                      W 5-0 Div 2
Dave Beasant                     14 Jan 1989      Crystal Palace (h)         W 1-0 Div 2
Neil Sullivan                        3 Dec 2003     Reading (a)                   W 1-0 LC
Petr Cech                            15 Aug 2004    Man United (h)             W 1-0 PL
Henrique Hilario                18 Oct 2006    Barcelona (h)                W 1-0 CL
Mark Schwarzer                24 Sep 2013     Swindon (a)                  W 2-0 LC
Kepa Arrizabalaga             11 Aug 2018     Huddersfield (a)            W 3-0 PL

Chelsea used 32 players in our five warm-up matches (including the Community Shield).

League games since
A home win: 1
A home draw: 0
A home defeat: 3
 

MILESTONES

At Huddersfield last week, David Luiz made his 200th Chelsea appearance in all competition and Alvaro Morata made his 50th appearance for the Blues in all competitions.

The following milestones could be reached against Arsenal:

Cesc Fabregas – 150th Chelsea start in all competitions.
Danny Drinkwater – 100th career Premier League appearance (Leicester/Chelsea).


ARSENAL STATS

Formed 1886

Major trophies
13 League championships, last in 2004
13 FA Cups, last in 2017
2 League Cups, last in 1993
15 FA Charity/Community Shields (1 shared), last in 2017
1 European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994
1 Fairs Cup in 1970

Last season
Premier League - Sixth
FA Cup  - Third round
League Cup - Runners-up
Europa League - Semi-finals
Community Shield - Winners
Top scorer all competitions - Alexandre Lacazette 17


The Gunners are seeking a first Premier League title for 15 years.

Arsenal have two victories in their last nine opening weekend Premier League games, drawing three and losing three.

The Gunners are hoping to avoid losing their first two Premier League games of the season for the first time since 1992/93.

Arsenal have gone 17 Premier League games without a draw dating back to 3 January, when Chelsea were the visitors to the Emirates.

On the road, the north Londoners have lost seven of their past eight in the Premier League.

Stephan Lichtsteiner is the oldest outfield player to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal, at 34 years 208 days.

Last season’s Premier League stats
Most starts: Granit Xhaka 37, Hector Bellerin 34, Petr Cech 34
Most goals: Alexandre Lacazette 14, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 10, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez 7

Manager: Unai Emery
Days in charge: 87
Played 1
Won 0
Drawn 0
Lost 1

Unai Emery’s record v Chelsea
Won: 0
Drawn: 1
Lost: 1
 

Arsenal's 10-year Premier League history

2018/19 results including pre-season

14 Jul Boreham Wood (a) W 8-0
26 Jul Atletico Madrid (Singapore) D 1-1, lost on pens
28 Jul Paris Saint-Germain (Singapore) W 5-1
1 Aug Chelsea (Dublin) D 1-1, won on pens
4 Aug Lazio (Stockholm) W 2-0
12 Aug Manchester City (h) L 0-2

Pre-season scorers
Aubameyang 4 (1 pen), Lacazette 4, Nelson 2, Nketiah 2, Holding 1, Mkhitaryan 1, Ozil 1, Reine-Adelaide 1, Smith-Rowe 1

League games since
An away win: 0
An away draw: 8
An away defeat: 1
 

SUMMER MOVES 

CHELSEA

OUTS

Thibaut Courtois            Real Madrid
Mitchell Beeney             Sligo Rovers
Jeremie Boga                  Sassuolo
Isaac Christie-Davies     Liverpool
Cole Dasilva                    Released, now Brentford B
Matej Delac                    AC Horsens
Jonathan Panzo             Monaco
Jordon Houghton          MK Dons
Harvey St Clair               Venezia
Wallace                           Released
Tushaun Walters            Released


LOANS OUT - all for the complete season

PREMIER LEAGUE
Kenedy                            Newcastle United
Kurt Zouma                    Everton

CHAMPIONSHIP
Lewis Baker                    Leeds United
Jamal Blackman             Leeds United
Jay Dasilva                      Bristol City
Todd Kane                      Hull City
Trevoh Chalobah           Ipswich Town
Reece James                  Wigan Athletic
Mason Mount                Derby County
Kasey Palmer                 Blackburn Rovers
Fikayo Tomori                Derby County

LEAGUE ONE
Charlie Colkett                Shrewsbury Town
Dujon Sterling                 Coventry City

LEAGUE TWO
Nathan Baxter                 Yeovil Town
Jacob Maddox                 Cheltenham Town

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Ruben Sammut               Falkirk

BUNDESLIGA
Baba Rahman                  Schalke

LA LIGA
Michy Batshuayi              Valencia

SERIE A (ITALY)
Ola Aina                            Torino
Tiemoue Bakayoko         AC Milan
Mario Pasalic                   Atalanta

LIGUE 1 (FRANCE)
Matt Miazga                     Nantes

EREDIVISIE
Jake Clarke-Salter            Vitesse Arnhem
Eduardo                            Vitesse Arnhem

SUPER LIGA (SERBIA)
Danilo Pantic                    Partizan Belgrade

SERIE A (BRAZIL)
Nathan                              Atletico Mineiro

SEGUNDA DIVISION (SPAIN SECOND TIER)
Jhoao Rodriguez              Tenerife

LIGUE 2 (FRANCE SECOND TIER)
Victorien Angban             Metz

EERSTE DIVISIE (DUTCH SECOND TIER)
Kyle Scott                          Telstar

SEGUNDA DIVISION B GROUP 3 (SPAIN THIRD TIER)
Josimar Quintero             Lleida Esportiu


MAJOR ARSENAL MOVES

INS

Stephan Lichtsteiner                 Juventus
Bernd Leno                                Bayer Leverkusen
Sokratis Papastathopoulos      Borussia Dortmund
Lucas Torreira                            Sampdoria
Matteo Guendouzi                    Lorient

OUTS

Santi Cazorla      Villarreal
Per Mertesacker Retired
Lucas Perez        West Ham
Jack Wilshere     West Ham

LOAN OUT

Calum Chambers Fulham

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