• Hull City last defeated Chelsea in October 1988 and have gone nine meetings since without a win against the Blues (L7 D2).
  • Chelsea have won three and lost none of their previous five Barclays Premier League meetings with Hull City (D2).
  • Fernando Torres scored his third and final Premier League hat-trick for Liverpool against Hull City at Anfield in September 2009.
  • If he plays this game, Fernando Torres will make his 200th appearance in the Premier League.
  • The Blues had 18 shots (six on target) in the first-half of the reverse fixture against Hull on the opening weekend, but only managed five (none on target) after the break.
  • Chelsea have conceded exactly 799 Premier League goals.
  • Jose Mourinho's side have gained more points from losing positions this season than any other team in the Premier League (14).
  • No team has kept more home clean sheets (6) or conceded fewer home league goals (6) than the Tigers so far this season.
  • Steve Bruce has won just one of his previous 18 clashes with Chelsea in the Premier League as a manager (D5 L12).
  • Only in August (2.15) do Chelsea average more points per game in the Premier League than they manage in January (1.91).
  • The Blues have kept consecutive clean sheets away from home in the Premier League for the first time since August-September 2012. They last managed three in a row in December 2008 (part of a seven game run of clean sheets).
  • Petr Cech has kept 149 clean sheets in the Premier League; one more than team-mate Mark Schwarzer.