Burnley are the next visitors to the Bridge. Club statistician Paul Dutton starts our preview of a fourth consecutive weekday home fixture for the Blues...
Chelsea In Numbers
Eden Hazard has scored in 50 home games without ending on the losing side, winning 42 and drawing eight.
At Liverpool last week, aged 18 years 158 days, Callum Hudson-Odoi became the youngest Chelsea player to start three consecutive Premier League games.
Chelsea have won 10 of our past 12 home matches in all competitions, with our only defeat in that time coming against Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round in February.
The Blues have only lost one of our 20 Premier League matches played on a Monday at Stamford Bridge (15 wins, four draws) – a 2-3 defeat to Manchester United on Boxing Day in 1994 under manager Glenn Hoddle.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have lost just one Premier League home game so far this season (Leicester in December), and have kept eight clean sheets in our past 11 at Stamford Bridge, conceding three goals in total during this period.
No side has conceded fewer home league goals than the Blues (10, equal with Liverpool).
Maurizio Sarri’s side have won 66 points in the Premier League this season, three more than we had after 34 games of last season.
Thirty-three per cent of Chelsea’s goals in the Premier League this season have been scored in the final 15 minutes (19 out of 57).
Eden Hazard has been fouled 97 times (21 resulting in a yellow card) in the league this season, more than any other Chelsea player.
Last six games
Premier League scorers
Hazard 16 (4 pens), Pedro 8, Loftus-Cheek 5, Morata 5, Barkley 3, Higuain 3, Kante 3, Willian 3, David Luiz 2, Giroud 2, Jorginho 2 (1 pen), Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Rudiger 1, own-goals 2
League games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 2
A home defeat: 7
Chelsea’s next three games
Monday 22 April - Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League
Sunday 28 April - Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League
Thursday 2 May - Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea - Europa League
On Thursday, Chelsea became the second Premier League club (after Manchester City) to reach a century of goals in all competitions this season.
Davide Zappacosta’s next appearance will be his 50th for Chelsea in all competitions.
Ross Barkley will also make his 50th Chelsea appearance in all competitions should he play against Burnley.
BURNLEY IN NUMBERS
2 League championships in 1921 and 1960
1 FA Cup in 1914
2 FA Charity Shields in 1960 (shared) and 1973
Burnley have won three consecutive Premier League games for the second time this season, last winning more in a row in the competition in April 2018 (a run of five).
Burnley have only failed to score in one of their last 11 games in the Premier League, with that coming in a 0-2 defeat against Newcastle in February.
The Clarets have won 16 points on the road from their 17 games. They have won four at Cardiff, Huddersfield, Brighton and Bournemouth, drawn four at Southampton, Leicester, Watford and Man Utd and lost nine to Arsenal, Fulham, Wolves, Man City, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Tottenham, Arsenal, Newcastle and Liverpool.
Sean Dyche’s side have had fewer shots on goal this season than any other Premier League side (248).
Burnley have scored 42 goals in the Premier League this season, their most after 34 games of a top-flight campaign since 1974/75 (57).
Burnley have netted 12 headed goals this season, already their most in a Premier League campaign.
Sean Dyche is the second longest serving Premier League manager.
1 Eddie Howe 12 Oct 2012
2 Sean Dyche 30 Oct 2012
3 Mauricio Pochettino 27 May 2014
4 Chris Hughton 31 Dec 2014
5 Jurgen Klopp 08 Oct 2015
Manager: Sean Dyche
Days in charge: 2,365
Sean Dyche’s record v Chelsea
Premier League scorers
Barnes 10 (2 pens), Wood 10, Gudmundsson 3, McNeil 3, Tarkowski 3, Vokes 3, Hendrick 2, Westwood 2, Cork 1, Gibson 1, Lennon 1, Vydra 1, own-goals 2
BURNLEY’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME
Saturday 13 April
Burnley 2 – 0 Cardiff
Team 4-4-2: Heaton (c); Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Barnes, Wood.
Booked: Tarkowski, Barnes
Scorers: Wood 31, 90+2
League games since
An away win: 0
An away draw: 4
An away defeat: 1
There are no suspensions.
From this season yellow cards count only for the competition in which they are received. The deadline for suspension for accumulating 10 bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 15 cautions before the before the end of the season to escape a three-match ban.
Premier League bookings
Jorginho 7, Rudiger 7, Alonso 6, Azpilicueta 4, David Luiz 3, Kante 3, Morata 3, Arrizabalaga 2, Hazard 2, Barkley 1, Christensen 1, Fabregas 1, Giroud 1, Kovacic 1, Pedro 1, Willian 1
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The referee is Kevin Friend. This will be his fourth Blues game of the season having been the official for our games against Man Utd in the FA Cup, Everton in November and at Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in September.