Blues Bulletin: Chelsea vs Tottenham

It's back to the Bridge for our third meeting with Tottenham in 19 days and we have plenty of facts and figures to build up to the game here...


Chelsea vs Tottenham head to head

Chelsea have won more Premier League matches against Tottenham (32) than we have against any other team in the competition.

Tottenham have conceded more Premier League goals against Chelsea (106) than they have against any other opponent.

Spurs haven’t scored in any of their past five meetings with Chelsea in all competitions. They’ve never gone six games without a goal against an opponent in their history.


Chelsea stats

The Blues have dropped 13 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season.

Since Chelsea beat Leeds on 11 December, the Blues have won only eight points from a possible 21 in the Premier League. We are seeking our first win in the competition for five games.

Going into the weekend’s fixtures, Chelsea have played 18 games in all competitions since the November international break (61 days). Here is the complete list of Premier League clubs matches in the same period.

Burnley (17 games) have played six fewer matches than Chelsea (23) in the Premier League this season; it is the first time one team has had as many as six games in hand at the end of a day in the English top-flight since Luton Town in 1988.

If the Blues take all three points on Sunday, we will be the first side to reach 500 points from Premier League London derbies.

All four of Ziyech's Premier League goals for Chelsea have come away from home, scoring at Turf Moor, the Etihad Stadium, Vicarage Road and the Amex Stadium.


Chelsea milestones


Tottenham stats

This season’s Premier League stats (19 games)
Most starts: Lloris 19, Dier 18, Hojbjerg 18
Most assists: Moura 3, Reguilon 3, Son 3
Most clean sheets: Lloris 8
Red cards: Tanganga 1

Premier League scorers:
Son 8, Kane 5 (1 pen), Bergwijn 2, Hojbjerg 2, Moura 2, Sanchez 2, Alli 1 (pen), Ndombele 1, Reguilon 1, own goals 2.

Tottenham are unbeaten in all nine of their Premier League games under Antonio Conte, the best unbeaten start for a Spurs manager in their league history (six wins, three draws).

Only two managers to join a Premier League club during a season have had longer unbeaten starts – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (12) and Thomas Tuchel (10).

Spurs were last beaten in the Premier League on 30 October at home to Man United.

Harry Kane’s opener at Leicester was his 250th career club goal in all competitions.

Antonio Conte’s side have gained 11 points this season from losing positions.

Tottenham beat Leicester despite trailing after 94 minutes and 52 seconds, overtaking Manchester City 3-2 QPR in May 2012 (91:14) as the latest a team has been losing but gone on to win in a Premier League match.

Spurs have scored a 90th-minute winning goal in each of their past two Premier League matches (Leicester and Watford), the first side to do so in back-to-back games in the competition since Arsenal in 2012.

Five of Tottenham’s last six away defeats in the Premier League have been in London.

Spurs have failed to win any of their last 13 away Premier League matches against sides starting the day in the top four.

Antonio Conte’s managerial record against Chelsea:
Won 1
Drawn 1
Lost 2

Discipline

Tottenham have not received a single yellow card in any of our three games this season. There are no suspensions for this game.

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: Alonso 6, Rudiger 5, James 4, Jorginho 3, Kovacic 3, Christensen 2, Mendy 2, Mount 2, Ziyech 2, Chalobah 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kante 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Pulisic 1, Saul 1, Thiago Silva 1, Werner 1.

Tottenham: Skipp 6, Romero 4, Kane 3, Royal 3, Reguilon 3, Sanchez 3, Davies 2, Moura 2, Winks 2, Alli 1, Bergwijn 1, Hojbjerg 1, Ndombele 1, Tanganga 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Paul Tierney
VAR: Darren England

This will be Paul Tierney’s third London derby involving Chelsea this season. He was the official for our away Premier League matches at Arsenal and Tottenham earlier in the season. He also refereed our league games at Newcastle and Leicester either side of the November international break.

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