• Frank Lampard has scored four goals in his last five Barclays Premier League appearances against Southampton.
  • Rickie Lambert scored in both Barclays Premier League appearances against Chelsea last season.
  • This is Southampton’s best ever start to a Premier League campaign, surpassing the 17 points they had earned after 12 games in 2003-04.
  • Chelsea have an identical Premier League record this season to the one they had in the opening 12 games under Roberto Di Matteo last season (W7 D3 L2) who was sacked after 12 games.
  • Southampton have scored just five goals in their last nine Premier League away games, and not more than once in a single match in that run.
  • Saints have conceded just seven goals in their last 11 Premier League away matches.
  • Mauricio Pochettino’s side have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top division (35).
  • Chelsea have lost none of their last 15 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (W12 D3 L0).
  • Chelsea have scored eight goals in the final 15 minutes of matches, more than any other team in the top flight this season.
  • Southampton have scored six headed goals in the Premier League, the joint-most in the top flight along with Liverpool.