Chelsea – Manchester City

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  • Chelsea have lost only one of their last seven Premier League games against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge (W4 D2), with their 0-3 defeat to City in April 2016 one of only six occasions in the Premier League they’ve lost by a margin of three goals at Stamford Bridge.
  • Manchester City lost both Premier League matches against Chelsea last season, with the Blues the only side to achieve this feat over Pep Guardiola’s side.
  • Pep Guardiola has only ever lost three consecutive matches against an opponent once before in his managerial career – he lost three in a row against Real Madrid between April 2012 and April 2014 (one in La Liga, two in the Champions League).
  • Guardiola has faced Chelsea seven times as a manager and failed to win any (D4 L3), more than against any other side – though one of those draws was in the 2013 Super Cup final, with his Bayern Munich side beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
  • Guardiola has only faced three other clubs in his managerial career without winning, all of them British sides – Everton (three games), Celtic (two) and Spurs (also two).
  • Since the start of last season, Manchester City have won just three of their 11 Premier League games against the other ‘big six’ sides (W3 D4 L4).
  • Manchester City have scored 21 goals in their six Premier League matches so far this season. Only Newcastle United (22 goals in 1994-95) & Manchester United (22 goals in 2011-12) have scored more at this stage of a Premier League season, but neither went on to win the title.
  • Manchester City have the highest xG (Expected Goals) total in the Premier League this season; 15.1 – suggesting that the quality of chances they’ve been presented would see the average side score 15 goals in these matches. Chelsea, on the other hand, have an xG total of just 6.3; the 11th best tally in the Premier League this season.
  • Eden Hazard has had a hand in five goals in his last five Premier League appearances against the Citizens (three goals, two assists).
  • Only Robin van Persie (6) has scored more Premier League goals at Stamford Bridge as an away player than Sergio Aguero (5 – level with Craig Bellamy).
  • Sergio Aguero has scored in eight successive starts away from home in the Premier League – one short of the PL record of scoring in nine away starts in a row, set by Robin van Persie between December 2010 and May 2011
  • Alvaro Morata has scored six goals in his first six Premier League appearances; three with his head and three with his right foot. The top goalscoring player in their first seven appearances as a Premier League player is Mick Quinn (10 goals) followed by Diego Costa (nine goals).



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