After four cup competition matches, the Premier League returns tomorrow. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the game at Stamford Bridge with key facts and figures...
Chelsea In Numbers
Maurizio Sarri’s side have won 17, drawn four and lost two of our 23 home games this season.
The Blues have lost one of our last 16 home games in the Premier League (nine wins, six draws).
We have lost three of our past four games in the Premier League, having not scored in those defeats.
Chelsea have given away 232 fouls in the Premier League this term, fewer than any other side.
Eden Hazard has been fouled 74 times in the league this season, more than any other Chelsea player.
In all competitions, 24 players have been booked for fouls against Hazard, 17 more than any other player.
Incidents suffered leading to an opponent being booked or sent-off
Hazard 24, Kovacic 7, Pedro 5, Willian 5, Barkley 4, Hudson-Odoi 4, Emerson 3, Giroud 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Morata 3, Rudiger 3, Alonso 2, Azpilicueta 2, Fabregas 2, Jorginho 2, Kante 2, Moses 2, Christensen 1, David Luiz 1, general 6 (dissent 3, time-wasting 3). Total 84
Last six games
Premier League scorers
Hazard 12 (4 pens), Pedro 7, Morata 5, Barkley 3, Kante 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Willian 3, David Luiz 2, Higuain 2, Alonso 1, Giroud 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Rudiger 1, own-goal 1
A home win: 0
A home draw: 2
A home defeat: 3
Chelsea’s next three games
Sunday 3 March - Fulham v Chelsea - Premier League
Thursday 7 March - Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev - Europa League
Sunday 10 March - Chelsea v Wolves - Premier League
David Luiz is set to make his 150th Premier League appearance.
He scored in a league game against Huddersfield earlier this month, as can be viewed below...
TOTTENHAM IN NUMBERS
2 League championships, last in 1961
8 FA Cups, last in 1991
4 League Cups, last in 2008
7 FA Charity/Community Shields (3 shared), last in 1991
1 European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963
2 UEFA Cups, last in 1984
Despite losing at Burnley on Saturday, Tottenham still have the best away record in the Premier League with 33 points from a possible 42. Their two other defeats came at Watford and Arsenal. They have won the other 11 at Newcastle, Manchester United, Brighton, Huddersfield, West Ham, Wolves, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Everton, Cardiff and Fulham. They still have to travel to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Spurs have scored 31 away league goals, more than any other Premier League team this term.
Tottenham have not drawn any of their past 31 Premier League games.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have scored in every Premier League match on their travels this season.
Harry Kane has scored 64 goals in his last 81 Premier League away appearances since August 2014, 18 more away goals than any other player.
Only Arsenal (16 in eight games) have won more points in Premier League London derbies this season than Tottenham (15 in six games).
Spurs have scored 14 headed goals in the league this season, more than any other Premier League club.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino
Days in charge: 1,737
Mauricio Pochettino’s record v Chelsea
Premier League scorers
Kane 15 (3 pens), Son 11, Moura 6, Alli 5, Eriksen 5, Lamela 4, Dier 2, Foyth 1, Llorente 1, Sanchez 1, Trippier 1, Vertonghen 1, Winks 1, own-goal 1
TOTTENHAM’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME
Saturday 23 February
Burnley 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Team 3-4-1-2: Lloris (c); Foyth (Lamela 76), Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Aurier, Sissoko, Winks (Llorente 62), Rose; Eriksen; Kane, Son (Moura 88)
Scorer: Kane 65
Booked: Llorente, Foyth, Lamela
League games since
An away win: 1
An away draw: 15
An away defeat: 0
There are no suspensions.
From this season yellow cards count only for the competition in which they are received. The deadline for suspension for accumulating five bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 10 cautions before the 32nd game to escape a two-match ban.
Premier League bookings
Alonso 5, Jorginho 5, Rudiger 4, Kante 3, Morata 3, David Luiz 2, Hazard 2, Arrizabalaga 1, Azpilicueta 1, Barkley 1, Christensen 1, Fabregas 1, Giroud 1, Kovacic 1, Pedro 1, Willian 1
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Andre Marriner is the official for his third Blues match of the season. His others were our 1-1 home draw against Liverpool in September and our FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday.