• Chelsea have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 11th time in their history.
  • Chelsea must win to secure the first place in Group E, while Steaua are already out of the European competition, regardless the result of this game.
  • This will be the 4th meeting between Chelsea and Steaua, with the Blues leading by two wins to one.
  • Romanian sides have won at English soil only twice in European competition: Universitatea Craiova beat Leeds United at Elland Road in the UEFA Cup in November 1979, while CFR Cluj had the better of Manchester United at Old Trafford in December 2012 in Champions League.
  • Chelsea have shared only one draw over their last 19 European games, and won three of the last four.
  • Before losing their last game to Basel 1-0, Chelsea had scored an average of 3.4 goals per game over their previous five Champions League fixtures.
  • Steaua have drawn their last three Champions League games.
  • In the reverse fixture in Bucharest, Ramires scored his first brace in Champions League.