• Sunderland have scored just 12 goals in their last 14 Barclays Premier League matches at the Stadium of Light.
  • Chelsea have won 16 and lost one of their last 17 Barclays Premier League games against Sunderland.
  • Fernando Torres has scored six goals in seven Premier League starts against Sunderland – against no side has he netted more in the competition.
  • Torres has scored three goals in his last three Premier League appearances at the Stadium of Light.
  • Chelsea have only won back to back Premier League away games once in 2013.
  • Sunderland have attempted fewer shots on target than any other team in the top flight this season (30) and attempted just one in their last PL game versus Aston Villa at the weekend.
  • Chelsea have scored three times in each of their last two games, they have not managed 3+ in three successive Premier League games since October 2011 and have only done it four times in total so far.
  • Sunderland have conceded more own goals than any other Premier League team this season (3).
  • Against Villa at the weekend, Sunderland became only the second team in Premier League history to name four Italians in the starting line-up (after Chelsea in 2000).
  • Chelsea have been caught offside more often than any other Premier League side this season (43 times).