Arsenal vs Chelsea: English Premier League – BBC Sport

Arsenal vs Chelsea: English Premier League – BBC Sport

23 April 2024 0 By Total Football News
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games against Chelsea (W5 D2), while their current four-game unbeaten run is their longest against the Blues in the league since a 19-game streak between 1995 and 2005.

  • Chelsea lost this exact fixture 3-1 last season – they’ve not lost consecutive Premier League away games against Arsenal since a run of three between December 2001 and October 2003.

  • Arsenal lost their first evening kick-off (7pm or later) against Chelsea in the Premier League in March 1993 (0-1), but are since unbeaten in 11 such games against the Blues (W4 D7), winning the last three in a row.

  • Arsenal lost 2-0 against Aston Villa in their last home game – they last lost consecutive league games at the Emirates in April 2022, and last did so without scoring in November 2020.

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games (W4 D4), scoring at least twice in each of their last six. They last had a longer run without defeat between January and March 2021 (10).

  • Chelsea have won five of their last eight Premier League London derby matches (D2 L1), having won just one of their previous 10 (D3 L6).

  • Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has never won a Premier League away game against Arsenal, drawing four and losing three of his seven league visits to the Emirates Stadium with Southampton and Spurs.

  • Since the start of last season, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been involved in more London derby goals in the Premier League than any other player (17 – 8 goals, 9 assists).

  • Cole Palmer has scored 20 Premier League goals this season, with 10 of these coming in his last five appearances. Only three Chelsea players have ever scored more in a single Premier League campaign – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (23 in both 2000-01 and 2001-02), Frank Lampard (22 in 2009-10) and Didier Drogba (29 in 2009-10).

  • Cole Palmer has successfully converted all nine penalties he’s taken in the Premier League for Chelsea this season, with only Yaya Touré (11/11) having a better 100% conversion rate in the competition’s history. Only five players have ever netted 10+ penalty goals in a single campaign – Alan Shearer in 1994-95 (10), Andrew Johnson in 2004-05 (11), Frank Lampard in 2009-10 (10), Steven Gerrard in 2013-14 (10) and Luka Milivojevic in 2018-19 (10).

  • This article was originally posted on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/live/c72p39jwdzdt