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Chelsea vs Burnley - the stats

Our preview for this weekend's meeting with Burnley at Stamford Bridge begins with all the key facts and stats you need to know...

Chelsea vs Burnley head-to-head record

In the reverse fixture at Turf Moor on 26 October, the Blues won 4-2 thanks to a perfect hat-trick from Christian Pulisic and a goal from Willian. Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil scored for the Clarets in the last five minutes.

We are looking to complete the league double over Burnley for the first time since 2009/10.

Chelsea have lost just one of our 11 Premier League games against Burnley (seven wins, three draws), a 2-3 defeat at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of 2017/18.

Biggest league win for each team:

Chelsea 6-1 Burnley 1957/58
Burnley 6-1 Chelsea 1913/14
Burnley’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge: 6-2 in 1960/61

Last Meeting at Stamford Bridge

Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 22.04.19, 8pm

Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson; Kante (Kovacic h/t), Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi (Pedro 41), Higuain (Giroud 76), Hazard.
Unused subs Caballero, Zappacosta, Cahill, Barkley. Injured Alonso, Rüdiger, Ampadu
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Pedro 90+2, Kovacic 90+4
Scorers Kante 12, Higuain 14

Burnley (4-4-2) Heaton (c); Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Barnes.
Unused subs Hart, Gibson, Ward, Long, Gudmundsson, Brady, Vydra.
Manager Sean Dyche
Booked Heaton 32
Scorers Hendrick 8, Barnes 24

Referee Kevin Friend
Attendance 40,642

Chelsea stats

Having lost our last two home Premier League games to Bournemouth and Southampton, we are hoping to avoid a third league defeat in a row for the first time since November 1993 when Glenn Hoddle was in charge.

Tammy Abraham has had more shots on target in the Premier League than any other Blues player: Abraham 27, Mount 19, Pulisic 17, Willian 12, Emerson 7, Barkley 5, Pedro 5, Kante 4, Kovacic 4, Zouma 4, Alonso 3, Tomori 3, Azpilicueta 2, Batshuayi 2, Giroud 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Jorginho 2, Christensen 1.

Cesar Azpilicueta has made more defensive blocks in the Premier League than any other Blues player: Azpilicueta 12, Zouma 11, Tomori 7, Christensen 5, Jorginho 5, James 3, Kante 3, Rudiger 3, Abraham 2, Mount 2, Batshuayi 1, Emerson 1.

Chelsea have conceded 28 per cent of our Premier League goals in the final 10 minutes of games this season (8/29), the highest percentage of any team.

Premier League scorers

Abraham 12, Mount 5, Pulisic 5, Willian 4 (1 pen), Kante 3, Jorginho 2 (1 pen), Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Batshuayi 1, Kovacic 1, Tomori 1. 


N’Golo Kante’s next start will be his 150th for the club in all competitions.

If selected, Kurt Zouma will make his 50th Premier League start for the club.

Emerson made his 50th Chelsea appearance against Nottingham Forest.

Burnley Stats

This season’s Premier League stats
Most starts:
McNeil 21, Mee 21, Pope 21, Tarkowski 21
Most goals: Wood 8, Barnes 6, Rodriguez 3
Most assists: Westwood 5, McNeil 4, Pieters 3
Most clean sheets: Pope 7

Burnley are 15th in the Premier League with 24 points from 21 games – four points above the drop zone, but only four points off ninth-placed Crystal Palace.

On the road, Sean Dyche’s side have won nine points this term from a possible 30.
Arsenal L 1-2
Wolves D 1-1
Brighton D 1-1
Aston Villa D 2-2
Leicester L 1-2
Sheffield United L 0-3
Watford W 3-0
Tottenham L 0-5
Bournemouth W 1-0
Everton L 0-1

Burnley have collected one point in 10 Premier League games this season against teams currently in the top-half of the division, drawing 1-1 with Wolves back in August.

Burnley have failed to win in any of their last nine trips to London in the Premier League, losing eight of those matches.

Burnley have gone 14 Premier League games since their last draw, the longest current run in the division.

Ashley Westwood has provided 12 Premier League assists since the start of last season for Burnley, three more than any other Clarets player. Westwood has assisted each of their last three league goals.

Burnley have won two of their last four away games in the Premier League, as many victories as in their previous 14 such games.

Since scoring twice in the first half of their 3-0 win over West Ham in November, Burnley have not scored a single first-half goal in the Premier League in nine matches. Only Crystal Palace (four) have scored fewer first-half goals than the Clarets so far this season (seven).

Sean Dyche’s managerial record v Chelsea
Won: 1
Drawn: 3
Lost: 5

Premier League scorers 

Wood 8, Barnes 6 (1 pen), Rodriguez 3, Hendrick 2, Brady 1, Gudmundsson 1, McNeil 1, Tarkowski 1, own goal 1. 

Burnley's last Premier League game

Wednesday 1 January
Burnley 1 Aston Villa 2
Team 4-4-2: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee (c), Taylor; Brady (Gudmundsson (h/t), Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Barnes (Rodriguez h/t)
Booked: Tarkowski
Scorer: Wood 80

Burnley's major January moves

Danny Drinkwater - Chelsea, loan return


There are no suspensions

In the Premier League, 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 list

Chelsea (40): Jorginho 8, Kovacic 6, Alonso 3, Kante 3, Mount 3, Tomori 3, Zouma 3, Abraham 2, Christensen 2, Rudiger 2, Willian 2, Emerson 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1

Burnley (37): Westwood 6, Hendrick 5, Tarkowski 5, Barnes 4, McNeil 3, Mee 3, Bardsley 2, Lennon 2, Lowton 2, Brady 1, Pieters 1, Rodriguez 1, Taylor 1, Wood 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Kevin Friend
VAR: Andy Madley

Kevin Friend is the official for his first Blues game this season. Last season he was the ref for our Premier League home games against Everton and Burnley.

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