Cardiff City and Chelsea meet for just the 45th time in a competitive fixture on Sunday afternoon when the pair go head-to-head at the Cardiff City Stadium in the English Premier League.

Both sides need three points for very different reasons with The Bluebirds fighting against relegation and Chelsea continuing to hold hopes of a top four finish.

Ahead of the match, we look at the facts and figures which surround previous meetings between these two clubs.

1986 – Chelsea last lost in Cardiff in 1986, although it must be noted that The Blues have travelled to the Welsh capital just once since that match

5 – There have been five goals scored in three of the last four meetings between these two clubs. Those three fixtures have all ended 4-1 in Chelsea’s favour

1 – Chelsea won on their one and only trip to the Cardiff City Stadium almost five years’ ago

10 – Chelsea’s number 10, Eden Hazard, scored a hat-trick as The Blues beat Cardiff City 4-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season

9 – Chelsea have lost just one of their last nine meetings with Cardiff City, that defeat coming at Ninian Park in 1986

77 – Chelsea had 77% of the overall match possession as they beat Cardiff City 4-1 at Stamford Bridge in September

1923 – Chelsea’s biggest defeat in Cardiff came in 1923 when The Bluebirds were 6-1 winners in an old Division One fixture

75 – Fernando Torres netted the winning goal on The Blues’ last visit to the Cardiff City Stadium in the 75th minute of the match

29 – The two sides are separated by 29 points in the English Premier League table ahead of this weekend’s match

2,253 – The combined total number of matches which Neil Warnock and Maurizio Sarri have overseen as club managers

Sunday’s match is scheduled to kick-off at 2.05pm and will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League channels.