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Chelsea vs Burnley - the stats

We build up to the second home game in five days and the second with Thomas Tuchel in charge by detailing all the key facts and figures for the contest with the Clarets... 

Chelsea vs Burnley

Chelsea have lost just one of our 13 Premier League games against Burnley (nine wins, three draws), a 2-3 defeat at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of 2017/18. We are unbeaten in the six since then (five wins) with an aggregate score of 18-5.

Five of the six points Burnley have won against us in the Premier League have come at Stamford Bridge.

In the reverse fixture at Turf Moor on 31 October, the Blues won 3-0 thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech, Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner.

We are looking to complete the league double over Burnley for the second successive season.

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 season’s corresponding match

Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 11.01.20, 3pm

Chelsea (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta (c); Barkley, Jorginho, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian.
Unused subs Caballero, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson, Kovacic, Pedro, Batshuayi.
Scorers Jorginho 27 (pen), Abraham 38, Hudson-Odoi 49
Head coach Frank Lampard

Burnley (4-4-1-1): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee (c), Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Hendrick (Vydra 73); Wood.
Unused subs Hart, Bardsley, Gibson, Pieters, Long, Koiki
Booked McNeil 45+2, Westwood 54, Lennon 58
Manager Sean Dyche

Referee Kevin Friend
Attendance 40,396

Chelsea stats

Chelsea are eighth with 30 points from 20 games, 11 points behind leaders Man City and five off the top four.

The Blues are hoping for a first home league win since beating West Ham 3-0 on 21 December.

Chelsea have lost two home games in all competitions in the last 22, winning 14 of them.

Only Ederson (11) and Emiliano Martinez (9) have kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Edouard Mendy (8).

Premier League scorers

Abraham 6, Werner 4, Zouma 4, Giroud 3, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Chilwell 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Mount 2, Thiago Silva 2, Havertz 1, James 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1.

Tammy Abraham is our top scorer in all competitions with 11 followed by Oliver Giroud and Timo Werner on nine.



If selected, Mason Mount will start for Chelsea for the 50th time in all competitions.

Burnley stats

This season’s Premier League stats (19 games)
Most appearances: Westwood 19, Wood 19, Brownhill 18, Pope 18
Most goals: Wood 3, Barnes 2, Mee 2
Most assists: McNeil 2, Westwood 2
Most clean sheets: Pope 7
The Clarets are 15th with 22 points from their 19 games, nine points from the drop zone.

Burnley are the Premier League’s second-lowest scorers with 13.

Burnley beat Liverpool in their last away game with 28.2 per cent possession with four shots on target, only two fewer than the current champions.

Burnley have beaten all five different teams they’ve faced who were reigning champions in the Premier League, beating Man Utd in 2009/10, Man City in 2014/15, Leicester in 2016/17, Chelsea in 2017/18 and now Liverpool in 2020/21.

The Clarets have scored two goals in their past eight away Premier League games. Both came in 1-0 victories, at Arsenal and Liverpool.

Since his Premier League debut for Burnley in August 2017, no player has scored more headed goals in the competition than Chris Wood (15).

Their win against Aston Villa on Wednesday was Burnley's highest-scoring Premier League win since they won 3-2 against Chelsea in August 2017.

Sean Dyche’s side are hoping for a fourth successive win in all competitions for the first time in two years.

Burnley have won three of their last four Premier League games in London, as many as they had won in their previous 30 games in the capital in the competition.

They have won nine points from their 10 away Premier League games, scoring five goals in total which is the lowest of any other club in the competition.

Premier League scorers

Wood 4, Barnes 2 (1 pen), Mee 2, Brady 1, Dunne 1, McNeil 1, Westwood 1, own-goal 1

In midweek against Aston Villa, Sean Dyche’s side scored three goals in the Premier League for the first time this season.


Sean Dyche’s managerial record v Chelsea

Won: 1
Drawn: 3
Lost: 7

Burnley’s last Premier League game

27 January 2021
Burnley 3 Aston Villa 2
Team 4-4-2: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee (c), Pieters; Brady (Gudmundsson 60), Westwood, Brownhill (Cork h/t), McNeil; Rodriguez (Vydra 75), Wood
Booked: Tarkowski
Scorers: Mee 52, McNeil 76, Wood 79


There are no suspensions.

The suspension for five bookings has now passed. Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including our 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.

Premier League bookings list

Chelsea: Kante 5, Azpilicueta 3, James 3, Thiago Silva 3, Ziyech 3, Chilwell 2, Havertz 2, Kovacic 2, Mount 2, Alonso 1, Christensen 1, Giroud 1, Pulisic 1, Zouma 1

Burnley: Barnes 4, Westwood 4, Rodriguez 3, Tarkowski 3, Bardsley 2, Brady 2, Long 2, Lowton 2, Brownhill 1, McNeil 1, Taylor 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Graham Scott
VAR: Michael Oliver

Graham Scott is refereeing a Chelsea game for the first time for over a year. His last game was our home defeat to Bournemouth in December 2019.