The start of a new cup campaign is near. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of our home FA Cup tie against Forest with key facts and figures related to the game...
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
Chelsea last lost a third-round tie in 1998 when Manchester United beat us 5-3 at Stamford Bridge. Since then our third-round games have been:
The last team from a lower division to beat the Blues in the FA Cup was Bradford City in the fourth round in 2015 at Stamford Bridge. The Bantams were sixth in League One at the time and ended our run of 12 successive home victories by winning 4-2.
Chelsea have scored in all 45 FA Cup games we have played at home since January 2000. One of the most famous of those goals can be watched below...
The last team to keep a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup was Manchester United in the quarter-final in 1999.
Last six games
Chelsea’s next three games
Tuesday 8 January - Tottenham v Chelsea - Carabao Cup
Saturday 12 January - Chelsea v Newcastle - Premier League
Saturday 19 January - Arsenal v Chelsea - Premier League
Against Southampton on Wednesday, Cesc Fabregas made his 500th appearance for English club sides in all competitions as well as his 350th career Premier League appearance.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST IN NUMBERS
Forest in the FA Cup
Winners: 1898, 1959
Semi-finalists: 1879, 1880, 1885, 1892, 1900, 1902, 1967, 1988, 1989
Forest beat Arsenal 4-2 at this stage of the FA Cup last season.
Nottingham Forest’s win against 10-man Leeds on New Year’s Day ended a five-match winless run
On the road, Aitor Karanka’s side's last victory was at Hull on 24 November (2-0). On their travels since then they have drawn 5-5 at Aston Villa, 0-0 at Derby, 3-3 at Norwich and last weekend, they lost by the only goal at Millwall.
Manager Aitor Karanka
Days in charge: 362
Karanka celebrates one year in charge on Tuesday.
2018/19 scorers all competitions
Grabban 15 (2 pens), Cash 7, Lolley 7, Murphy 5, Carvalho 3, Colback 2, Osborn 2, Robinson 2, Soudani 2, Appiah 1, Dias 1, Guedioura 1.
FOREST'S LINE-UP ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
Nottingham Forest 4 – 2 Leeds United
Team 4-2-3-1: Pantilimon; Darikwa, Hefele (Guedioura 5), Fox (c), Robinson; Colback, Yacob; Cash, Carvalho, Lolley (Osborn 65); Murphy (Appiah 90+4).
Booked: Robinson, Darikwa
Scorers: Colback 5, 69, Murphy 72, Osborn 76
An away win: 4
An away draw: 1
An away defeat: 0
There are no suspensions.
From this season, yellow cards 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.
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Referee Andrew Madley is the official for his first Chelsea game. He took charge of his first game in the Premier League last March and has since refereed two top-flight games in December.