STATS: 11-assist ace returns for Chelsea vs Stoke, as Hazard looks for first away goal

Ahead of Chelsea's Premier League clash with Stoke, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Premier League leaders Chelsea are firm favourites ahead of their Monday night clash with Mark Hughes' Stoke City

Here are the top five statistics ahead of the Blues' upcoming encounter:

5 - Stoke have failed to score in five of the last six Premier League matches against Chelsea. Meanwhile, the Blues have conceded only six goals against Stoke in their last 12 Premier League meetings – half of those coming in the Potters' 3-2 win over the Stamford Bridge outfit last December.

450 - Eden Hazard has made more successful passes in the attacking third than any other Premier League player this season (450). The Belgian has not scored a league goal away from home since Jan 11th 2014, with his last 11 goals in the competition all coming at Stamford Bridge.

  Successful Final Third PassesAppearances
Eden Hazard 450 16

50 - Cesc Fabregas returns to action for Chelsea on Monday, having served his one match suspension during the previous game week. Nevertheless, the Spaniard still stands as the Premier League's most creative player, after fashioning 50 key passes and a mightily impressive 11 assists. 

  PositionTeamChances CreatedGoal AssistAppearances
Cesc Fàbregas MF Chelsea 50 11 15

10 - Having conceded a goal in each of their last 10 Premier League matches, Stoke currently hold the longest run without a clean sheet in the Premier League this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea have conceded the joint-lowest number of goals (13), with seven clean sheets thus far. 

  Goals ConcededClean SheetsAppearances
Stoke 21 2 16
Chelsea 13 7 16

1 - Chelsea have lost just one of their last 19 Premier League matches on a Monday evening. 

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