• Aston Villa have not won back to back Barclays Premier League home matches since August 2011.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Barclays Premier League away games, keeping four clean sheets and conceding just two goals (W4 D2).
  • Since August 2007 there have been more penalties in Aston Villa v Chelsea games than in any other fixture (9), but they have all come at Stamford Bridge.
  • Aston Villa have won just one of the last eight Premier League matches against Chelsea, losing the last four in a row.
  • Frank Lampard has scored more goals versus Aston Villa than against any other opponent in Premier League history (13).
  • Christian Benteke has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against Chelsea.
  • Branislav Ivanovic has scored four goals in seven Premier League games against Aston Villa; twice as many as he has against any other club.
  • Chelsea have come from behind to win 14 points this season, more than any other Premier League team.
  • Aston Villa have come from behind to win 13 points this season, second only to Chelsea.
  • Jose Mourinho only has the fourth best win percentage of a Chelsea manager away from home, behind Hiddink, Grant and Scolari.