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PMB: Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday - the numbers


There's more cup action at the Bridge this Sunday. Club statistician Paul Dutton looks forward to the visit of Sheffield Wednesday with the key facts and figures for our FA Cup fourth round meeting with the Owls...


Chelsea In Numbers


Chelsea in the FA Cup
Winners: 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018
Runners-up: 1915, 1967, 1994, 2002, 2017
Semi-finalists: 1911, 1920, 1932, 1950, 1952, 1965, 1966, 1996, 2006, 2013
 


On Thursday, Chelsea qualified for our 15th final since the arrival of Roman Abramovich in 2003.

Chelsea are seeking to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the 23rd time in 28 attempts.

The Blues have won our last nine home FA Cup games, including the one on penalties against Norwich last season. League One side Bradford City were the last team to defeat us here in the competition, in the fourth round in 2015.

Chelsea have scored in all 46 FA Cup games that we have played at home since January 2000.


The last team to keep a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup was Manchester United in the quarter-final in 1999.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have won 14 and drawn four of our 19 home games this season. Our only defeat was against Leicester before Christmas.

Eden Hazard has scored in 46 home games without ending on the losing side, winning 39 and drawing seven.


Last six games


2018/19 scorers

Hazard 13 (three pens), Morata 9, Pedro 7, Loftus-Cheek 6, Giroud 5, Willian 5, Kante 4, Barkley 3, Alonso 1, David Luiz 1, Emerson 1, Fabregas 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Rudiger 1, own goals 3


Games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 3
A home defeat: 4



Chelsea’s next three games

Wednesday 30 January  - Bournemouth v Chelsea - Premier League 

Saturday 2 February - Chelsea v Huddersfield - Premier League

Sunday 10 February - Manchester City v Chelsea - Premier League

 

MILESTONES

If Cesar Azpilicueta is in the starting XI he will captain Chelsea for the 50th occasion.

Willian’s next goal will be his 50th for Chelsea in all competitions.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s next appearance will be his 50th in all competitions for the Blues. 

 

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY IN NUMBERS

Founded 1867 as The Wednesday

Owls in the FA Cup
Winners: 1896, 1907, 1935
Runners-up: 1890, 1966, 1993
Semi-finalists: 1882, 1894, 1895, 1904, 1905, 1930, 1954, 1960, 1983, 1986

Sheffield Wednesday last appeared in the Premier League in 1999/00 when they were relegated along with Wimbledon and Watford. Manchester United were champions and Chelsea finished fifth.

On the road this season Wednesday have won six of their 16 games in all competitions, losing eight and drawing two.

They have won two of their last four away games, at Middlesbrough and Luton.


 

Steve Bruce has been appointed manager and will start on 1 February.

 

Caretaker managers: Steve Agnew/Stephen Clemence
Days in temporary charge: 25
Played 4
Won 2
Drawn 1
Lost 1


 


2018/19 scorers all competitions 
Joao 8, Reach 7, Fletcher 5, Matias 4, Forestieri 3, Nuhiu 3, Bannan 2, Lees 2, Hector 1, own goal 1.

WEDNESDAY'S THIRD ROUND REPLAY LINE-UP

FA Cup third round replay Tuesday 15 January
Luton Town 0 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Team 3-5-2: Dawson; Lees (c), Thorniley, Hector; Palmer, Reach, Bannan, Boyd, Fox; Fletcher (Matias 90), Nuhiu.
Booked: Nuhiu, Palmer, Boyd
Scorer: Nuhiu 46
Attendance: 9,259


Games since

An away win: 0
An away draw: 2
An away defeat: 1
 


OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.

Chelsea loanee Michael Hector is not permitted to play due to FA rules.

From this season yellow cards will only count in the competition they are received. In the FA Cup, two yellow cards will result in a one-match suspension. The cut-off point is the quarter-finals, so no player can miss the final through cumulative yellows.

FA Cup bookings (1)
Barkley 1

 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Andre Marriner is the official for only his second Blues match of the season. His first was our 1-1 home draw against Liverpool in September.


A few tickets remain for tomorrow's game...

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