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Eden Jon 15th Jan 2013 - 10:47

Premier League Opta Facts – January 16th

Chelsea v Southampton

  • Chelsea have won both home and away in each of the last two Premier League seasons that they've met Southampton (2003/04 and 2004/05). The Blues also defeated Southampton 5-1 in the FA Cup earlier this month.
  • The Saints have won just one of their seven Premier League games against London clubs this season (W1 D3 L3), but this solitary victory did come in West London at QPR (3-1).
  • Southampton have currently gone four games unbeaten in the Premier League (W1 D3). The last time that they went five matches without defeat in the PL was back in March 2005.
  • Chelsea have won five of their last six Premier League matches (W5 L1), conceding only three goals in these six games.
  • Since Rafael Benitez became Chelsea manager, the Blues have won only two of their six home games in all competitions and have lost their last two at Stamford Bridge without scoring (W2 D2 L2).
  • Frank Lampard has scored seven goals in eight Premier League starts for Chelsea this season.
  • Lampard has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances against Southampton and also scored in the FA Cup meeting between the sides earlier this month.
  • Rickie Lambert has scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances and is the second highest-scoring Englishman in the PL this season (9 goals) behind Jermain Defoe (10).
  • Chelsea have both won more (7), and scored more (6), penalties than any other side in the Premier League this season.
  • No side have conceded more first half goals than Southampton in the Premier League this season (19), while only Man Utd (26) have scored more first half goals than Chelsea (22).

 

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