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πŸ“Š Liverpool vs Chelsea: The stats

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All eyes will be at Anfield as Chelsea take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in a Premier League clash on Thursday night.Β 

The Blues have made steps in the right direction in the last couple of matches, but they face an old enemy whom they have beaten only once in their last 12 games.Β Β 

Ahead of the match, here are some quick facts and stats;

Chelsea vs Liverpool head to head

  • Chelsea have won one of their past 12 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (five draws, six defeats), beating them 1-0 at the Bridge in May 2018 thanks to a first-half Olivier Giroud header
  • Liverpool are seeking a fifth consecutive Premier League win against Chelsea
  • Jose Mourinho was in charge the last time Chelsea came away from Anfield with three points
  • Cesar Azpilicueta was in the side that won 2-1 in November 2014 with goals from Gary Cahill and Diego Costa
  • This will be Chelsea’s 90th game at Anfield and will equal, with Goodison Park, the most games played at an away ground in their history
  • The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge, which Liverpool won 2-0, was only the second time in 24 games in all competitions that the Blues failed to score at least one goal against the Reds

Chelsea stats

  • Thomas Tuchel’s side are hoping to extend the Blues’ unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 games since their defeat at Leicester on 19 January
  • In all competitions, the Blues have won four of their five away games under Tuchel, drawing the other
  • Only Manchester City have conceded fewer Premier League goals this season than Chelsea
  • Twenty-nine per cent of Chelsea’s Premier League goals this season have been scored in the last 15 minutes (12/41)
  • Since Tuchel’s first game in charge of Chelsea on 27 January, the Blues have allowed their opponents just two shots on target per Premier League game on average (14 faced in seven matches)

Liverpool stats

  • Liverpool’s 68-match league home unbeaten run came to an end in January against Burnley
  • They have since lost four consecutive league games at Anfield, equalling their top-flight record set in 1923
  • The Reds have never lost five consecutive home games in their history, either in the league or all competitions
  • Jurgen Klopp’s side are now 528 minutes without a goal in open play in the Premier League at Anfield
  • Their only home league goal in 2021 was a Mohamed Salah penalty against Man City
  • They have lost six Premier League games in 2021, already one more than in 2019 and 2020 combined
  • The Reds have conceded 34 goals this term, one more than in the entirety of last season’s title-winning campaign
  • Liverpool’s second goal against Sheffield United on Sunday was their 7,000th in the English top-flight, becoming only the second team to reach that landmark after Everton (7,109 goals)
  • Liverpool have scored just one first-half goal in their past 11 league fixtures
  • Thirty-two per cent of the league goals Liverpool have conceded have come in the last 15 minutes (11/34)
  • London sides have lost each of their last 15 Premier League visits to Anfield

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