Chelsea's first home game of 2023 is a big one as we host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Ahead of kick-off we look at the two teams' shared history as well as all the key facts and figures...
Chelsea vs Man City: Head-to-head record
Biggest win for each team
Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea - 2018/19 - Premier League
Chelsea 6-0 Manchester City - 2007/08 - Premier League
Manchester City’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge - 4-1 in 1978/79 Division One
No side has beaten Pep Guardiola’s Man City on more occasions in the Premier League than Chelsea, who have five wins since the start of the 2016/17 season.
Chelsea are looking to prevent Manchester City recording a fourth successive victory against the Blues for the first time in their history. Our last win against City was our Champions League success in Porto in May 2021.
Our last league win against Guardiola’s side came earlier the same month at the Etihad (2-1) when Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso scored our goals.
Our last home win against City was during the pandemic in June 2020 behind closed doors when Christian Pulisic and a Willian penalty secured the three points for Frank Lampard’s side.
City are looking to win three successive away league games against Chelsea for the first time.
Last five meetings at Stamford Bridge
30 Sep 2017, Premier League - L 0-1
8 Dec 2018, Premier League - W 2-0
25 Jun 2020, Premier League - W 2-1
3 Jan 2021, Premier League - L 1-3
25 Sep 2021, Premier League - L 0-1
Last five Premier League results
Brighton (a) - L 1-4
Arsenal (h) - L 0-1
Newcastle (a) - L 0-1
Bournemouth (h) - W 2-0
Nottingham Forest (a) - D 1-1
Chelsea have lost one of our past 11 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (six wins, four draws), with that defeat coming against Arsenal in November (0-1).
The Arsenal defeat is the only match in our last 23 home Premier League games in which we did not score at least one goal.
Chelsea have won 25 points in our 16 Premier League matches this season, our fewest at this stage since the 2015/16 campaign (15).
Man City form
Last five Premier League results
Leicester (a) - W 1-0
Fulham (h) - W 2-1
Brentford (h) - L 1-2
Leeds (a) - W 3-1
Everton (h) - D 1-1
Since the middle of last February, Man City have won 20 of their 28 Premier League games, losing two - at Anfield against Liverpool in October and at home to Brentford in December.
Away from home in the competition, that defeat to Liverpool is City’s only reverse since August 2021 (18 wins, six draws). They are aiming for their third consecutive league win on the road.
Manchester City have scored more goals than any other Premier League side this season (44), while with 16 goals conceded their games have also seen more goals than those for any other side (60).
They have scored 22 first-half goals in their 16 games, more than any other side in the Premier League this season.
The Blues have won two of our last seven Premier League games against reigning champions, losing the other five.
Chelsea have suffered two defeats in our 15 Premier League matches played on a Thursday (eight wins, five draws). We are unbeaten in our last seven such fixtures.
Mason Mount is the only Blues player who has played in all 23 of our games this season.
Raheem Sterling scored his 50th Premier League away goal at Nottingham Forest. Only Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and Michael Owen reached this landmark at a younger age (28 years, 24 days).
Cesar Azpilicueta made his 495th Chelsea appearance at Nottingham Forest to become our sixth-highest appearance maker. It is the most by a player from overseas.
Top 10 all-time appearances
Ron Harris 795, Peter Bonetti 729, John Terry 717, Frank Lampard 648, John Hollins 592, Cesar Azpilicueta 495, Petr Cech 494, Dennis Wise 445, Steve Clarke 421, Kerry Dixon 420
Man City stats
Against Leeds last week, Erling Haaland scored his 25th goal in 20 appearances, which is the quickest any player has reached 25 goals under Guardiola with top-flight clubs. Lionel Messi needed 28 games to reach that total.
Haaland also became the fastest player to score 20 goals in the Premier League, doing so in 14 appearances. That is seven games quicker than previous record-holder Kevin Phillips, who needed 21. He now has 21 goals, which is the most by any player before the turn of the year in a single Premier League season.
In the same game at Leeds, Ederson reached 150 wins from his 197 games in the Premier League, becoming the quickest player to reach 150 victories in the competition.
At Elland Road, Rico Lewis, aged 18 years and 37 days, became the youngest Englishman to start a Premier League game for Manchester City since Micah Richards in May 2006 against Blackburn (17 years, 317 days).
Guardiola has lost seven of his 34 Premier League games in London as Man City manager (22 wins, five draws), with these seven defeats coming against Chelsea (three) and Tottenham (four).
This season’s Premier League stats (16 games)
Most appearances: De Bruyne 16, Foden 16, Ederson 16
Most assists: De Bruyne 9, B Silva 5, Foden 3, Haaland 3, Rodri 3
Clean sheets: Ederson 6
Most fouls committed: Rodri 23, De Bruyne 14, Haaland 13
Most yellow cards: Cancelo 3, Haarland 3, Rodri 2, B Silva 2
Red cards: Cancelo 1
Premier League scorers
Haaland 21 (3 pens), Foden 7, Alvarez 3, De Bruyne 3, Cancelo 2, Gundogan 2, Silva 2, Grealish 1, Rodri 1, Mahrez 1, own goal 1
Premier League results and fixtures - Matchweek 19
Monday 2 January Premier League results
Brentford 3 Liverpool 1
Tuesday 3 January Premier League results
Arsenal 0 Newcastle United 0
Everton 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Leicester City 0 Fulham 1
Manchester United 3 Bournemouth 0
Wednesday 4 January Premier League fixtures
Southampton v Nottingham Forest 7.30pm
Leeds United v West Ham United 7.45pm
Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers 8pm
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur 8pm (Sky Sports)
Thursday 5 January Premier League fixtures
Chelsea v Manchester City 8pm (Sky Sports)