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Blues looking to build run - Chelsea vs Tottenham - the stats

Sunday hosts a West London vs North London derby, and as the game draws near, we preview it with key facts and figures...


Chelsea vs Tottenham head to head

Tottenham are top of the Premier League going into this weekend’s fixtures. The last time we played them when they led the top flight was on 1 February 1964. A brace from Bobby Tambling secured a 2-1 win for the Blues at White Hart Lane. Tommy Docherty was in charge of Chelsea.

Chelsea are seeking a fourth consecutive victory in the Premier League against Tottenham for the first time since a run of six wins between January 2000 and March 2002.

Chelsea have won more Premier League matches against Tottenham (30) than we have against any other team in the competition.

Last season we achieved a league double against Spurs for the first time since 2005/06.

Chelsea have only lost one of our last 34 home games against Tottenham in all competitions (22 wins 11 draws).

The one defeat was in April 2018 when Spurs won 3-1 with goals from Dele Alli (two) and Christian Eriksen.

Tottenham have conceded more Premier League goals against Chelsea than they have against any other team in the competition’s history (102).
 

Biggest league win for each team

Tottenham 5-0 Chelsea - 1920/21
Tottenham 1-6 Chelsea - 1997/98

Chelsea’s biggest league win at home is 4-0 in 2001/02 and 2013/14.
Tottenham’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 4-0 in 1920/21 and 1933/34.

Last season’s corresponding game

CHELSEA 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 22.02.20, 12.30pm

Chelsea (3-4-2-1) Caballero; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Barkley (Willian 77); Giroud (Abraham 70)
Unused subs Arrizabalaga, Zouma, Emerson, Gilmour, Loftus-Cheek
Booked Christensen 64
Scorers Giroud 15, Alonso 48
Head coach Frank Lampard

Tottenham Hotspur (5-4-1) Lloris (c); Tanganga, Sanchez, Alderweireld (Aurier 78), Vertonghen, Davies; Lo Celso, Ndombele (Lamela 62), Winks, Moura; Bergwijn (Alli 78)
Unused subs Gazzaniga, Skipp, Dier, Fernandes
Booked Winks 22, Lo Celso 81
Scorer Rudiger own-goal 89
Head coach Jose Mourinho

Referee Michael Oliver
Attendance 40,608


Chelsea stats

Chelsea are seeking a seventh consecutive victory in all competitions for the first time since we managed seven wins in a row in September/October 2019.

The Blues are the Premier League’s top scorers with 22 goals with Tottenham and Liverpool on 21.

Frank Lampard’s side are looking to extend our unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions since we were eliminated on penalties to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup. Our only defeat in 90 minutes this season (15 games) was against Liverpool when we played the last 50 minutes with 10 men.

Since the Liverpool defeat, we are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches (four wins, three draws), with only Tottenham on a longer current run in the competition (eight).

Chelsea have won eight of our past 10 home Premier League matches since losing 2-0 to Manchester United in February.

Since the start of 2018/19, Chelsea have won eight of our 10 home London derbies in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard’s side have yet to lose after his side led a game this season.

Since the start of last season, Tammy Abraham has scored 23 goals in all competitions, 11 more than any other Chelsea player.

Olivier Giroud has scored nine times for Chelsea in 971 minutes since Project Restart, at a rate of a goal every 108 minutes.

Edouard Mendy has kept seven clean sheets in his 10 appearances for the Blues and has conceded three goals.

Premier League scorers

Werner 4, Abraham 3, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Zouma 3, Chilwell 2, Havertz 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Mount 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1

 

Milestones

If selected, Jorginho will make his 100th start for the club and Olivier Giroud will make his 50th start for Chelsea.


Tottenham stats

Last season
Premier League - sixth
FA Cup - fifth round
Carabao Cup - third round
Champions League - round of 16
Top scorer all competitions: Harry Kane 24

This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Five on 9
Most goals: Son 9, Kane 7
Most assists: Kane 9, Reguilon 2, Son 2
Most clean sheets: Lloris 3
 

Last weekend it was the first time since August 2014 that Tottenham finished a day top of the Premier League and the first time they have done so after at least nine top-flight games since January 1985.

Tottenham are looking to win five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2018. They will have been top of the Premier League table for at least seven days this season, more than they had in their previous 10 campaigns combined.

Tottenham have won their opening four away games in the top division for only the third time. The others were in 1960/61 and 2017/18.
Jose Mourinho’s side have yet to lose after his side led a game this season.

Harry Kane has been involved in 16 Premier League goals this season (seven goals, nine assists), more than any other player. He’s averaging a goal or assist every 50 minutes so far in the competition this term.

Since Mourinho took over as Tottenham head coach a year ago last weekend, they have won 65 points in the Premier League with only Liverpool (85) and Man City (68) winning more in the same period.


Premier League scorers

Son 9, Kane 7 (2 pens), Aurier 1, Bale 1, Lo Celso 1, Moura 1, Ndombele 1


Jose Mourinho’s record vs Chelsea

Won: 4
Drawn: 2
Lost: 6

Tottenham’s last Premier League game

Saturday 21 November
Tottenham 2 Manchester City 0
Team 4-2-3-1: Lloris (c); Aurier, Alderweireld (Rodon 81), Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Son, Ndombele (Lo Celso 65), Bergwijn (Moura 73); Kane
Scorers: Son 5, Lo Celso 65


Tottenham’s major summer moves

INS
Gareth Bale  Real Madrid, loan
Matt Doherty  Wolves
Joe Hart  Burnley
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg  Southampton
Sergio Reguilon  Real Madrid
Joe Rodon   Swansea
Carlos Vinicius  Benfica, loan

OUTS
Cameron Carter-Vickers  Bournemouth, loan
Juan Foyth  Villarreal, loan
Troy Parrott  Millwall, loan
Ryan Sessegnon  Hoffenheim, loan
Oliver Skipp  Norwich, loan
Jan Vertonghen  Released, now Benfica
Michel Vorm  Released and has now retired
Kyle Walker-Peters  Southampton

Discipline

There are no suspensions.

In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.

Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Havertz 1, James 1, Kante 1.
Tottenham: Ndombele 2, Doherty 1, Hojbjerg 1, Kane 1, Lamela 1, Lo Celso 1, Reguilon 1, Sissoko 1, Winks 1


Referee and VAR

Referee: Paul Tierney
VAR: Craig Pawson

Paul Tierney was the official for our only Premier League defeat this season against Liverpool in September. His two Chelsea league games last term were both wins at Aston Villa and Southampton.

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