Chelsea host West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday looking to bounce back from defeat in our third London derby in a row. Here are all the crucial pre-match statistics...
Chelsea vs West Ham United head to head
Manuel Lanzini, Jarrod Bowen and Arthur Masuaku were on target for West Ham in their 3-2 win against Chelsea in the reverse fixture. Thiago Silva and Mason Mount had put the Blues ahead twice in the first half.
West Ham will be our 56th game of the season. In total we will play 63, which will equal our number of fixtures from 2018/19. We have only played more games in 2012/13 and 2006/07.
Most Chelsea games in a season69 - 2012/1364 - 2006/0763 - 2018/19, 2021/2262 - 2007/0861 - 1999/00, 2011/1260 - 1965/66, 1970/71
Chelsea require a maximum 14 points from our remaining eight games to secure a top four spot and Champions League football again next season.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are looking to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1978 when Ken Shellito was in charge.
The last time we lost three home league games in a row was in November 1993.
Kai Havertz made his 50th Premier League appearance when we played Arsenal on Wednesday evening.
Thomas Tuchel took charge of his 50th Premier League game against Arsenal on Wednesday (W29, D13, L8, goals 91-40, clean sheets 25).
Of the eight managers to earn 100 points or more in their first 50 Premier League games, four of them achieved it with Chelsea (Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel).
If selected, Jorginho and Thiago Silva will make their 50th appearance of the season for club and country.
West Ham United stats
This season’s Premier League stats (34 games)Most starts: Fabianski 32, Antonio 31, Rice 31, Soucek 31, Bowen 30Most assists: Bowen 8, Antonio 7, Benrahma 6, Rice 4Most clean sheets: Fabianski 7Red cards: Antonio 1, Coufal 1
With five games to go, West Ham are seventh, five points off the top four.
David Moyes’ side have the ninth-best away record with 21 points on the road from their 16 games this season.
After winning consecutive away league games at Watford and Crystal Palace on 28 December and 1 January, West Ham haven’t won on the road for five games; losing 1-0 to Man Utd, drawing 2-2 at Leicester and losing their last three at Liverpool (1-0), Tottenham (3-1) and Brentford (2-0).
West Ham’s three consecutive away league defeats is their longest run of losses since being beaten seven times in a row between December 2019 and June 2020.
David Moyes is looking for this first win at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on his seventeenth attempt as manager.
David Moyes' management record v ChelseaWon: 6Drawn: 13Lost: 24
There are no suspensions.
Players can no longer receive a suspension this season for accumulating 10 yellow cards in the Premier League.
Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Alonso 6, Rudiger 5, James 4, Jorginho 4, Kovacic 3, Mount 3, Christensen 2, Mendy 2, Pulisic 2, Sarr 2, Thiago Silva 2, Ziyech 2, Azpilicueta 1, Chalobah 1, Havertz 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kante 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Saul 1, Werner 1
West Ham: Rice 8, Antonio 6, Dawson 4, Fornals 4, Bowen 3, Coufal 2, Cresswell 2, Lanzini 2, Soucek 2, Fabianski 1, Fredericks 1, Johnson 1, Masuaku 1, Ogbonna 1, Yarmolenko 1, Zouma 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: Michael OliverVAR: Paul TierneyThis will be Michael Oliver’s third Blues game in 2021/22. The previous two against Manchester City and Everton were also at Stamford Bridge.