Chelsea’s frantic battle for fourth place in the English Premier League table continues on Monday evening when Burnley are the visitors to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are locked in a three-way fight with Arsenal and Manchester United in a contest which is likely to go down to the wire,

Ahead of the South West Londoners’ latest league fixture against Burnley, we take a look back and the facts and figures behind previous meetings with The Clarets.

2 – Burnley go into the match with a better head-to-head record against The Blues. The Clarets have won two more of their meetings than The Blues with 38 wins compared to Chelsea’s tally of 36

4 – Chelsea won 4-0 at Turf Moor when the two sides last met in October. Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were all on target for The Blues that day

9 – Burnley’s number nine, Sam Vokes, netted two goals as his side won 3-2 on their last visit to Stamford Bridge on opening day last season. Chelsea had both Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off in that match

1 – Burnley have won just one of their last 11 matches at Stamford Bridge in 90 minutes. Their only other win came in a penalty shootout in the League Cup in 2008

3 – Each of the last three meetings between these two sides have produced three goals or more

29 – There were 29 shots on goal when the two sides last met at The Bridge in August 2017, Burnley were the 3-2 winners that day

10 – Chelsea’s 4-0 victory at Turf Moor in October saw manager Maurizio Sarri become the first Blues boss not to suffer defeat in his first 10 English Premier League matches in charge of the club

70 – The Blues enjoyed 70% of the possession as they won 4-0 in their last meeting with The Clarets in Lancashire

1960 – Chelsea’s biggest defeat against Burnley in South West London came in 1960 when they lost 6-2 in an old Division One fixture. The Blues won by the same scoreline themselves in an FA Cup tie at The Bridge 18 years later

27 – The two sides go into Monday night’s clash separated by 27 points in the English Premier League table

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm and will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League channels

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I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dpentlandawaydayspcuk/

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