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PMB: Fulham v Chelsea - the numbers


The Blues make the very short trip to Craven Cottage this weekend, and here club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the west London derby...


Chelsea In Numbers

Chelsea have kept three successive clean sheets in all competitions and conceded just three shots on target in those games.

The Blues are looking to avoid four successive away league defeats for the first time since a run of five between October and December 2000.

Chelsea have lost two of our four away London derby matches this season. We last lost three away London derbies in a league campaign back in 2001/02.

Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante have started every Premier League game this season.

21 per cent of the goals Chelsea have conceded in the Premier League this season have come from free-kick situations (6/29) – the highest percentage in the division.

Half of Pedro’s eight Premier League goals this season have come in London derbies.


Last six games


Premier League scorers

Hazard 12 (4 pens), Pedro 8, 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 goals 2


League games since

An away win: 3
An away draw: 10
An away defeat: 0



Chelsea’s next three games

Thursday 7 March - Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev - Europa League

Sunday 10 March - Chelsea v Wolves - Premier League

Thursday 14 March - Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea - Europa League
 

MILESTONES

If selected, Olivier Giroud will make his 50th appearance for the club in all competitions.

David Luiz made his 150th Premier League appearance against Tottenham.

 


FULHAM IN NUMBERS

Formed 1879 as Fulham St Andrew's Church Sunday School FC

Major trophies
English second tier champions 2000/01
English second tier play-off winners 2017/18
English third tier champions 1931/32, 1948/49, 1998/99
Southern League champions 1905/06, 1906/07

Fulham have lost seven of their last eight Premier League games.

Fifteen of Fulham’s 17 points this season have come at Craven Cottage.

Fulham have conceded 63 Premier League goals this season, more than any other side in Europe’s top five leagues.

Fulham have conceded more than once in 22 Premier League games this season, including all eight since the turn of the year.

Fulham have picked up 15 points from 13 games at Craven Cottage this season. They have won four against Burnley, Southampton, Huddersfield and Brighton, drawn three with Watford, Leicester and Wolves and lost six to Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Bournemouth, West Ham, Tottenham and Man Utd.

They have taken one point from their last 39 available in Premier League London derbies, losing their last nine.

The Cottagers have lost their last 13 Premier League games against the ‘Big Six’ sides.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (10 goals) has scored 38 per cent of Fulham’s 26 Premier League goals so far this campaign – the highest percentage in the division.

Mitrovic is the only Fulham player to start every Premier League game this term.

 


 


 


Premier League scorers

Mitrovic 10, Schurrle 6, Kamara 3 (1 pen), Sessegnon 2, Babel 1, Chambers 1, Seri 1, Vietto 1, own goal 1.

FULHAM’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME

Wednesday 27 February
Southampton 2 Fulham 0
Team 4-3-1-2: Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, McDonald (Sessegnon 69), Anguissa; Cairney (c) (Vietto 69); Babel; Mitrovic.
Booked: McDonald
Attendance: 27,597

League games since

A home win: 1
A home draw: 4
A home defeat: 0

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.
 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Graham Scott is the official for his first Blues match in over a year. His last Chelsea appointment was against Norwich in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge in January 2018.

 

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