Chelsea's impressive record overturning first-leg deficits in European competition is one of the many interesting facts and figures we have for you before our Champions League decider with Dortmund...

Chelsea vs Dortmund: Head-to-head record

This is our first home competitive match against Dortmund and the ninth team from Germany we have played in European competitions.

Dortmund are one of 11 sides we have played but not beaten (excluding penalty shoot-outs): Atvidaberg, Borussia Dortmund, Corinthians, DWS Amsterdam, Eintracht Frankfurt, Austria Vienna, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Inter Milan, Monaco, Real Mallorca and Villarreal.

Head-to-Head against German teams

Played 26
Won 11
Drawn 8
Lost 7

Last five home games against German sides

13 Sep 2011 Bayer Leverkusen (CL) W 2-0
6 Nov 2013 Schalke (CL) W 3-0
17 Sep 2014 Schalke (CL) D 1-1
9 May 2019 Eintracht Frankfurt (EL) D 1-1 aet
25 Feb 2020 Bayern Munich (CL) L 0-3

Chelsea form

Chelsea have won seven of our last nine Champions League home games, with the exceptions being a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last season's quarter-final and a 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg in this season's group stage.

Chelsea are looking to win three consecutive round of 16 home games in the Champions League for the first time since 2006/07 to 2008/09.

The Blues have won nine of the 17 European ties in which we had a first-leg deficit to overturn at Stamford Bridge, but lost the most recent, against Paris Saint-Germain at this stage of the 2015/16 Champions League (1-2 away, 1-2 home). We have won all four of the ties in which we lost the away first leg 1-0, most recently against Steaua Bucharest in the round of 16 of our victorious Europa League campaign in 2012/13 (3-1 home). In all four cases, we won the second leg by a two-goal margin.

Chelsea's Champions League record in the round of 16 is 10 wins and six defeats. Last season we beat Lille at this stage 4-1 on aggregate.

Champions League scorers
Aubameyang 2, R Sterling 2, W Fofana 1, Havertz 1, James 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Kovacic 1, Zakaria 1

Last five results

West Ham (a) D 1-1
Dortmund (a) L 0-1
Southampton (h) L 0-1
Tottenham (a) L 0-2
Leeds (h) W 1-0

Dortmund form

Dortmund are the only team in Europe’s top five leagues to have won every game in 2023 – 10 wins, scoring 25 goals and conceding eight.

The last time Edin Terzic’s side failed to score was at Wolfsburg on 8 November.

Dortmund are in the last 16 for the eighth time in 11 seasons.

Last five results

Werder Bremen (a) W 2-0
Chelsea (h) W 1-0
Hertha Berlin (h) W 4-1
Hoffenheim (a) W 1-0
RB Leipzig (h) W 2-1

They have lost nine and won three of their last 16 knockout matches in UEFA competition.

Champions League scorers
Bellingham 4, Guerreiro 2, Adeyemi 1, Brandt 1, T Hazard 1, Reus 1

Chelsea stats

Our defeat to Bayern Munich in 2019/20 was our first loss in a knockout match against a German club having progressed in the previous four, against Eintracht Frankfurt (in 2019), Bayern Munich (2005), Stuttgart (2004) and TSV Munich 1860 (1966).

The Blues had eight shots on target in the first leg in Dortmund, our highest number of shots on target without scoring on record (since 2003/04) in a single Champions League match.

Kai Havertz has had more shots (16) and more touches in the opposition box (36) than any other Chelsea player in this season’s competition. He was involved in eight of our 21 attempts in the first leg, having four shots and creating four chances.

Wayne Rooney (34) and Steven Gerrard (30) are the only Englishmen to have scored more career goals in the Champions League than Raheem Sterling (26).

Graham Potter is aiming to become the second English manager to win five Champions League games in a single season, after Bobby Robson with Newcastle in 2002/03 (five).

Chelsea have lost our last two penalty shoot-outs, both to Liverpool in last season’s FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals at Wembley. We last won one at home to Southampton in the Carabao Cup in October 2021.

Chelsea’s biggest home win in the Champions League:

21/10/2014 Chelsea 6-0 Maribor Group stage
12/09/2017 Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag Group stage

Chelsea milestone

Trevoh Chalobah made his 50th appearance for the club in all competitions against Leeds.

Dortmund stats

This is Dortmund's 17th participation in the Champions League proper, and a club-record seventh season in succession. European champions in 1997, they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the 2013 final.

Borussia Dortmund have lost seven of their last eight away games in the Champions League knockout rounds, with the exception being a 3-2 win at Sevilla in the round of 16 in 2020/21.

BVB have lost their last five Champions League away games against English teams, since a 2-1 win at Arsenal in October 2013. They have won three and lost four (including the last three) of their two-legged knockout ties against English clubs.

Borussia Dortmund are looking to win both legs of a Champions League knockout round tie for the first time since 1996/97. They went on to lift the trophy for the first and only time that season.

Dortmund have progressed from five of their six previous Champions League knockout stage ties when winning the first leg, with the exception being against PSG in the 2019/20 round of 16.

BVB have lost their last two penalty shoot-outs, in the German Cup In 2019 and UEFA Super Cup in 2017. They last won one against Hertha Berlin in the German Cup in February 2017.

This season’s Champions League stats (seven games)
Most minutes (max 630): Sule 585, Bellingham 540, Ozcan 482, Can 474, Brandt 472
Most assists: Moukoko 2, Reyna 2
Clean sheets: Kobel 2, Meyer 1
Most fouls committed: Can 11, Adeyemi 7, Bellingham 6, Meinier 6
Most yellow cards: Ozcan 4, Ryerson 3, Can 2
Red cards: None

Round of 16 Champions League fixtures

Tuesday 7 March Champions League fixtures

  • Benfica v Club Bruges 8pm (agg 2-0)

  • Chelsea v Borussia Dortmund 8pm (agg 0-1)

Wednesday 8 March Champions League fixtures

  • Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain 8pm (agg 1-0)

  • Tottenham v AC Milan 8pm (agg 0-1)

Tuesday 14 March Champions League fixtures

  • Porto v Inter Milan 8pm (agg 0-1)

  • Man City v RB Leipzig 8pm (agg 1-1)

Wednesday 15 March Champions League fixtures

  • Napoli v Eintracht Frankfurt 8pm (agg 2-0)

  • Real Madrid v Liverpool 8pm (agg 5-2)