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Sevilla vs Chelsea - the stats

It's Champions League matchday five and we continue our preview here with all the facts and figures needed...


Chelsea vs Sevilla head to head

Until this season, Chelsea had never met Sevilla in European competition.

The clubs have previously played in two friendlies in the seventies, the most recent in August 1978 at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in front of a 40,000 crowd. Kenny Swain and Trevor Aylott scored our goals in the 2-3 pre-season defeat.


Sevilla’s biggest home win in the Champions League

02/11/2016  Sevilla 4-0 Dinamo Zagreb  Group stage
 

Chelsea’s biggest away win in the Champions League

20/10/1999  Galatasaray 0-5 Chelsea  First group stage
25/11/2014  Schalke 0-5 Chelsea  Group stage


The reverse fixture on matchday one

CHELSEA 0 SEVILLA 0
Champions League Group E, Stamford Bridge, 20.10.20, 8pm

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho (c) (Kovacic 64), Kante; Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi 90+1), Havertz, Mount (Ziyech 61); Werner (Abraham 90+1)
Unused subs Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson, Giroud
Booked: Jorginho 14, Mount 36, Chilwell 64
Head coach: Frank Lampard

Sevilla (4-3-3): Bono; Navas (c), Gomez (Jordan 32), Carlos, Acuna; Fernando, Gudelj, Rakitic (Vazquez 80); Suso (Torres 57), De Jong (En-Nesyri 79), Ocampos
Unused subs: Vaclik, Rekik, Munir, Rodriguez, Escudero, Fernandez
Booked Acuna 43, Jordan 87
Manager: Julen Lopetegui

Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

Chelsea stats

A Chelsea win will secure top spot in our Champions League group for the first time since 2015/16. It would be the 12th time overall we finish top of a group.

The Blues have qualified after four games for only the fourth time. The previous three were in 2004/05, 2009/10 and 2010/11.

Chelsea are looking to win four consecutive Champions League matches for the first time since March-April 2012, when we went on to lift the trophy.

Frank Lampard’s side are looking to extend our unbeaten run (excluding penalty shoot-outs) to 15 games in all competitions since our defeat to Liverpool on 20 September, when we played the last 50 minutes with 10 men.

The 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid on matchday two in 2017/18 is our only success in our last 11 fixtures against La Liga clubs, home and away (six draws, four defeats).

Frank Lampard’s side are unbeaten in nine Champions League group matches since our home defeat to Valencia on matchday one last season (six wins, three draws).

Chelsea are looking to win three consecutive away games in the Champions League for the first time since a run of five between September 2003 and April 2004.

Chelsea have suffered only one defeat in our last 12 away matches against Spanish teams (three wins, eight draws), a 0-3 defeat to Barcelona in March 2018.  


Milestones

The following Chelsea milestones could be reached against Sevilla:

Jorginho - 100th start in all competitions
Olivier Giroud – 50th start in all competitions
Reece James – 50th appearance in all competitions


Last season
La Liga - fourth
Copa del Rey - round of 16
Europa League - winners
Top scorer all competitions: Lucas Ocampos 17


Champions League results so far

Chelsea (a) D 0-0
Rennes (h) W 1-0  De Jong
Krasnodar (h) W 3-2  Rakitic, En Nesyri 2
Krasnodar (a) W 2-1  Rakitic, Munir

Last season, Julen Lopetegui's side won the Europa League/UEFA Cup for a record sixth time, all them since 2006.

This is Sevilla's sixth Champions League group stage campaign, and first since 2017/18, when they reached the quarter-finals. They have now qualified for the knockout phase for the fifth time.

Julen Lopetegui's side are seeking a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions.

The Spanish side are unbeaten in 14 home European matches (12 wins, two draws), since a 1-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2017/18 Champions League quarter-final.

Sevilla have scored at least one goal in their last 17 Champions League group stage home games. The Spanish side are unbeaten in five of those games since losing 1-3 to Juventus in November 2016.

Sevilla are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with English sides in European competition, since losing 0-2 away to Leicester City in March 2017.

They won their third La Liga game in a row against lowly Huesca on Saturday with the only goal coming seven minutes from time from Youssef En-Nesyri. After the weekend they are fifth with 16 points from nine games, eight points off leaders Real Sociedad.

Julen Lopetegui’s managerial record against Chelsea

Won 1
Drawn 1
Lost 1


Sevilla’s matchday 4 line-up

Tuesday 24 November
Krasnodar 1 Sevilla 2
Team 3-5-1-1: Vaclik; Kounde, Gudelj, Carlos; Ocampos (Idrissi 72), Rodriguez (Jordan 53), Fernando, Rakitic (Torres 61), Escudero (Rekik 61); Munir; De Jong (En-Nesyri 72)

 

Who moved to Sevilla in the summer?

Marcos Acuna Sporting Lisbon
Yassine Bounou Girona
Oussama Idrissi AZ Alkmaar
Ivan Rakitic Barcelona
Karim Rekik Hertha
Oscar Rodriguez Real Madrid
Suso AC Milan
 

Discipline

There are no suspensions

In the Champions League, three yellow cards will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.

Booking list
Sevilla: Acuna 2, Jordan 2, Kounde 1, Rodriguez 1, Torres 1
Chelsea: Jorginho 2, Chilwell 1, Kante 1, Kovacic 1, Mount 1, Ziyech 1

 


Referee and VAR

Referee: Artur Dias from Portugal
VAR: Tiago Martins from Portugal

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