• Chelsea have won five and drawn the other of their six Champions League home games against German sides (keeping five clean sheets in the process).
  • Schalke have won two of their nine Champions League meetings against English sides (both against Arsenal).
  • Chelsea haven’t kept three successive clean sheets in the Champions League since October 2010.
  • The reverse fixture two weeks ago was the first time Schalke had failed to score in 12 Champions League matches.
  • No team has hit the woodwork more than Chelsea this season (four times).
  • Fernando Torres (eight) has scored more European goals than Lionel Messi (seven) in 2013.