Attention turns to domestic cup action at the Bridge this Monday. Club statistician Paul Dutton looks forward to the visit of fellow Premier League side Manchester United with the key facts and figures for our FA Cup fifth round meeting...
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 are in the FA Cup fifth round for the 19th time in 21 years – two more than any other team has ever achieved over a 21-year period.
We are now seeking to reach the quarter-final for the 13th time in 18 seasons and 37th overall.
The Blues have won our last 10 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 at home in the competition in 2015 in the fourth round.
Highlights of our most recent home win in the competition can be watched below...
Chelsea have scored in all 47 FA Cup games 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 16 and drawn four of our 21 home games this season. Our only defeat was against Leicester before Christmas.
Eden Hazard has scored in 47 home games without ending on the losing side, winning 40 and drawing seven.
Last six games
FA Cup goals
Morata 2, Willian 2 (1 pen), Hudson-Odoi 1
A home win: 0
A home draw: 5
A home defeat: 6
Chelsea’s next three games
Thursday 21 February - Chelsea v Malmo - Europa League
Sunday 24 February - Chelsea v Manchester City - Carabao Cup final
Wednesday 27 February - Chelsea v Tottenham - Premier League
Cesar Azpilicueta’s next start will be his 300th for the club in all competitions.
If selected Willian will make his 200th start for Chelsea in all competitions.
MAN UNITED IN NUMBERS
Founded 1878 (as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway FC)
United in the FA Cup
Winners: 1909, 1948, 1963, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2016
Runners-up: 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2007, 2018
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won six successive away games in all competitions scoring 15 goals and conceding just two.
Man Utd’s last defeat before PSG this week was at Liverpool on 16 December in Jose Mourinho’s last match in charge.
The Red Devils have managed away victories this season at Juventus (Champions League), Tottenham (Premier League) and Arsenal (FA Cup) and suffered defeats at Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League.
United have lost twice in the FA Cup since 2015 (19 games). Chelsea won both of those games.
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Days in charge: 61
FA Cup goals
Lingard 1, Lukaku 1, Martial 1, Sanchez 1, Mata 1
MAN U'S FA CUP FOURTH ROUND LINE-UP
Friday 25 January 2019
Arsenal 1 – 3 Manchester United
Team 4-3-1-2: Romero; Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard (Jones 88); Lukaku (Rashford 72), Sanchez (Martial 72)
Booked: Young, Lingard, Rashford
Scorers: Sanchez 31, Lingard 33, Martial 82
An away win: 0
An away draw: 8
An away defeat: 6
There are no suspensions.
From this season yellow cards only count in the competition in which 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
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Kevin Friend is the referee. This will be his third Blues game of the season having been the official for our games against Everton in November and at Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in September.