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PMB: Chelsea v Burnley - history

With the help of club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton, we look back on some past encounters with Monday's opponents...


We Have History

There have been four meetings between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, the most recent of which was a shock 2-3 defeat on the opening day of the 2017/18 season, the first game in defence of the title for Antonio Conte’s men, two of whom were sent off.

That was the Lancastrians’ first league win at Stamford Bridge in 11 matches over 46 years. The Blues had won seven and drawn three of the previous 10.

Two recent visits were 3-0 victories for the Blues over the newly-promoted Clarets. In August 2009 it was as easy as A, B, C with Nicolas Anelka, Michael Ballack and Ashley Cole netting in a devastating few minutes either side of the break.


Seven years later in the same month the Londoners were two goals to the good at half-time. Eden Hazard was the star man and opened the scoring inside ten minutes, then Willian just before the break and Victor Moses at the last completed the scoring. That was the Blues’ first clean sheet at the Bridge since January 2016.


BLUE NOTES

Chelsea thrashed Spurs 4-2 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on this day two years ago - Saturday 22 April 2017 - Willian doing much of the damage by notching up the Blues’ first two goals.


Prior to last season, the Clarets' previous league win here was on Monday 26 April 1971 when Steve Kindon scored the only goal in the old First Division.

Burnley have not won back-to-back away games against Chelsea since December 1961.
 


OUR LAST MEETING AT THE BRIDGE


Biggest league win at Stamford Bridge for each team

21/09/1957  -  Chelsea 6-1 Burnley
22/10/1960  -  Chelsea 2-6 Burnley

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