Chelsea face Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge this afternoon aiming to record back-to-back wins in the English Premier League for the first time this season.
The Blues were 3-2 winners over Norwich City last time out in what was new boss Frank Lampard’s first victory in his tenure.
Ahead of the match against The Blades, we take a look back at the history books as we summarise previous meetings in numbers.
12 – It is over 12 years since Chelsea last faced Sheffield United in a competitive fixture, the last meeting coming in March 2007
5 – Chelsea have won just five of their last 10 meetings with Sheffield United, the other five games have resulted in defeats
81 – This afternoon’s fixture will see the two sides meet for the 81st time in history
4 – Andriy Shevchenko’s fourth-minute goal set Chelsea on their way to a 3-0 victory over The Blades at Stamford Bridge when the two sides last met in 2007
3 – Sheffield United have a goal difference of zero so far this season, three better than Chelsea
1990 – The two sides haven’t drawn a match since 1990, a sequence of 10 matches
2 – Chelsea have beaten Sheffield United twice by five-goal winning margins. Those victories coming in 1934 and 1961
1922 – There hasn’t been a goalless draw between these two sides since 1922. Only two goalless draws have been recorded in the previous 80 meetings
1 – Frank Lampard won one of his two matches against Sheffield United as manager of former club Derby County
1992 – Sheffield United last beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 1992 when they were 2-1 winners in an English Premier League fixture
This afternoon’s fixture kicks-off at 3pm and has not been selected for live television coverage.