Stats Preview: Three in four for Eden Hazard, but will he punish Newcastle United?

Chelsea face Newcastle United in the lunch time kick-off at St. James Park on Saturday. Here we bring you the most important Opta Stats surrounding the London outfit's weekend clash.

23 - Chelsea are now unbeaten in 23 games in all competitions (W17 D6); their joint-longest unbeaten run in their history. If they can avoid defeat against here, then they will only be the fourth team to go unbeaten in their opening 15-plus games in a Premier League season.

Chelsea 14 11 3 0 36

0 - Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea have never won at St James’ Park in four visits (D2 L2). Meanwhile, Newcastle’s 2-0 home win over The Blues in November 2013 is Alan Pardew’s only Premier League victory over Jose Mourinho (L5).

4 - Eden Hazard has scored four goals in three Premier League appearances against Newcastle United. Nonetheless, the Belgian international's last 10 Premier League goals have all come at Stamford Bridge. He has scored five goals this term, converting 17% of his chances, 

  GoalsTotal Shots/ AppConversion Rate (%)Apps
Eden Hazard 5 2.07 17% 14

48 - Nemanja Matic will be dearly missed against the Magpies, after the Serbian picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign against Tottenham Hotspur. He has made more successful tackles than any other Chelsea player (48), while attempting the fifth highest total in the Premier League.

  Total TackleWon TackleTackles AccuracyAppearances
Nemanja Matic 48 37 77% 14

400 - Jose Mourinho will be looking to reach another personal milestone on Saturday. A victory will see him win his 400th Premier League point as Chelsea manager. His current record stands at 398 points from 172 games.

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