Barclays Premier League Opta Facts – August 21
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- Aston Villa suffered their biggest ever defeat in the Barclays Premier League on their last visit to Stamford Bridge (8-0).
- Chelsea have won each of their last three Barclays Premier League clashes with Aston Villa, scoring 14 goals.
- The Villains have won just one of their last 11 league visits to the Stamford Bridge, losing seven (D3).
- Chelsea's all-time leading scorer Frank Lampard has scored 13 times against Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League; more than against any other side.
- Christian Benteke scored and was then sent off in the last meeting between the two teams. Villa striker Benteke is the leading goalscorer in the Barclays Premier League in 2013 so far (16 goals).
- Aston Villa have lost three and won none of their last four Premier League matches on Wednesdays.
- Branislav Ivanovic has bagged three goals in the Barclays Premier League against Aston Villa; more than against any other side.
- Only against Tottenham (77) have Chelsea scored more goals in the Barclays Premier League than against Aston Villa (66).
- Jose Mourinho has won none of his last four Premier League matches against Aston Villa (D3 L1).
- Fernando Torres has scored four goals in his last for Barclays Premier League starts against Aston Villa.