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PMB: Chelsea v Huddersfield - the numbers


The chance to return to winning ways comes quickly. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of Saturday's match against Huddersfield...


Chelsea In Numbers

Chelsea are looking to avoid three consecutive Premier League defeats for the first time since November 2015.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have won 15 and drawn four of our 20 home games this season. Our only defeat was against Leicester before Christmas.

Four players – Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante - have started every Premier League game this season.

The Blues have lost just one of our last 15 home games in the Premier League (eight wins, six draws).

Chelsea have failed to score in three of our last four Premier League games.

We have lost three of our past six games in the Premier League including the last two.


Eden Hazard has provided more assists (10) and created more chances (64) than any other player in the English top-flight this season.
 


Last six games


Premier League scorers
Hazard 10 (3 pens), Pedro 7, Morata 5, Barkley 3, Kante 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Willian 3, Alonso 1, David Luiz 1, Giroud 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Rudiger 1, own goal 1

League games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 1
A home defeat: 2



Chelsea’s next three games

Sunday 10 February - Manchester City v Chelsea - Premier League

Thursday 14 February - Malmo v Chelsea - Europa League

Monday 18 February - Chelsea v Manchester United - FA Cup
 

MILESTONES

If selected, Antonio Rudiger will make his 50th start in the Premier League.

Andreas Christensen’s next start will be his 50th for the club in all competitions.


HUDDERSFIELD IN NUMBERS

Formed 1908

Major trophies
3 league championships, last in 1926
1 FA Cup in 1922
1 Charity Shield in 1922

Huddersfield were the first team to win the English league title three times in a row in 1924, 1925 and 1926.

Huddersfield’s away record is slightly better than at John Smith’s Stadium this season. They have won six points from a possible 33. Their only victory came at Wolves in November. They’ve achieved three draws at Everton, Burnley and Cardiff, and suffered seven defeats to Manchester City, Leicester, Watford, Bournemouth, Arsenal, Manchester United and Fulham.

Seven teams including Arsenal (22) have conceded more away goals in the Premier League than Huddersfield (21).

The Terriers Premier League goal tally of 13 is seven less than any other top-flight team. They have now failed to score in each of their past four games.

Huddersfield have lost 10 of their past 11 Premier League matches, drawing the other.

Huddersfield have won none of the 35 Premier League games in which they have conceded the first goal.

Since the start of last season, Huddersfield have failed to score in 33 Premier League matches - 10 more than any other side.

A league-high 31 per cent of Huddersfield’s goals in the Premier League this season have come from outside the box (4/13).

Christopher Schindler is the only Town player to have started every Premier League game this term.


Manager Jan Siewert
Days in charge: 12
Played: 1
Won: 0
Drawn: 0
Lost: 1

Jan Siewert has never managed a team against Chelsea. 


 


Premier League scorers

Zanka 3, Billing 2, Mooy 2, Kongolo 1, Mounie 1, Pritchard 1, Schindler 1, Stankovic 1, own goal 1.


NEWCASTLE’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME

Tuesday 29 January
Huddersfield 0 Everton 1
Team 4-3-3: Lossl; Hadergjonaj, Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo; Bacuna, Hogg (c) (Mooy 55), Puncheon; Kachunga (Lowe 81), Mounie, Diakhaby (Depoitre 87).
Booked: Puncheon
Attendance: 23,699

 

League games since

An away win: 5
An away draw: 0
An away defeat: 2




OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.
 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Paul Tierney is the official for his first Blues game since August at Newcastle. He was also the referee for our pre-season friendly at Stamford Bridge again Lyon.

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