Chelsea and Newcastle United meet for the 165th time in all competitions this evening with the pair going into battle in the English Premier League at Stamford Bridge.
Unsurprisingly, it is Chelsea who have recorded the higher number of victories in this fixture with 72 wins compared to The Magpies’ total of just 53.
Ahead of the latest meeting, we take a look at the numbers which are associated to fixtures including Chelsea and Newcastle United.
7 – It is almost seven years since Newcastle United last won at The Bridge. On that occasion, Papiss Cisse netted twice in a 2-0 win for the Tyneside club
4 – Newcastle United have scored four goals in their last two meetings with Chelsea in all competitions
2013 – Former Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez, now manager of opponents Newcastle United, won the UEFA Europa League with The Blues in 2013
6 – There has been three or more goals scored in all of the last six fixtures between these two sides
87 – Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin netted a bizarre 87th-minute own goal as Chelsea won 2-1 at St James’ Park in August
11 – The highest number of goals scored in a Chelsea fixture against Newcastle United is 11. The Blues beat Newcastle United 6-5 at Stamford Bridge in 1958 with Jimmy Greaves and Ron Tindall netting braces
23 – Chelsea’s number 23, Michy Batshuayi, netted two goals as the South West Londoners beat Newcastle United 3-0 in their Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie at Stamford Bridge last season
81 – The Blues had a whopping 81% of the ball in their 2-1 win at Newcastle United in August
1 – Just one English player started the fixture between Newcastle United and Chelsea in August, that being United midfielder Jacob Murphy
41,049 – The total attendance recorded when the two sides last met at Stamford Bridge in January 2018
Victory for Chelsea this evening would see Maurizio Sarri’s men keep the pressure on third placed Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League table with the North Londoners not in action until Sunday.