• Newcastle have netted a joint-league-high five goals from outside the box this season.
  • Chelsea have averaged two goals per game in their last five Barclays Premier League trips to St James’ Park.
  • Newcastle have failed to score in seven of their last 12 top-flight encounters with Chelsea.
  • Chelsea have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four Premier League games.
  • Fernando Torres has had five shots on target in the Premier League this season with three of them coming last weekend against Manchester City.
  • Torres has scored with 13% of his Premier League shots for Chelsea (compared to 22% of his efforts when he was at Liverpool).
  • Chelsea have only kept three clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League away games.
  • Newcastle have taken just five points from their last seven Premier League home games (W1 D2).
  • Eden Hazard has created more chances from open play than any other player in the Premier League this season (19).
  • Newcastle have conceded the joint-most headed goals this season (five, along with Fulham).
  • Jose Mourinho has won only two of his last nine Premier League away games (D5 L2).