STATS: 8 assists in 8 appearances: Fabregas key for Chelsea against Tottenham

Chelsea

Ahead of Chelsea's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways as they visit White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur on New Year's Day. 

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

9 - Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games against Spurs (W4 D5). Nevertheless, Spurs have won three and lost just one of their last eight domestic home games against the Blues (D4). Jose Mourinho has drawn one and lost one of his last two visits to White Hart Lane. 

8 - Cesc Fabregas has assisted eight goals in his last eight Premier League games against Tottenham and scored two himself. Having created 13 goals already this season, the Spaniard is the top flight's leading playmaker - he already has the same number of assists managed by the division's most prolific player last term (Steven Gerrard).

  TeamAppearancesKey PassesAssists
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 18 61 13
Stewart Downing West Ham 18 54 6
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 18 51 6
Dusan Tadic Southampton 17 50 7
Eden Hazard Chelsea 19 47 4

14 - Every time Chelsea have scored two or more goals in the Premier League this season they have won (14 times), every time they have scored fewer than twice they have failed to win (five times). The Blues have scored more goals than any other top-flight side this term, while also conceding the fewest across 19 fixtures. 

  Goals ScoredGoals Conceded
Chelsea 41 14
Tottenham 24 24

13 - Diego Costa is Chelsea's top scorer to date, having netted 13 goals in 16 matches. Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen holds this accolade at White Hart Lane, with seven goals to his name. Harry Kane may have scored on five occasions in the league this season, but Spurs' lack of a striker could cost them against the Blues' dominant back four.

  TeamGoalsScoring V Shooting AccuracyAppearances
Diego Costa Chelsea 13 25% 16
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 7 13% 19
Eden Hazard Chelsea 7 18% 19
Nacer Chadli Tottenham 6 23% 16
Harry Kane Tottenham 5 14% 15

17 - Since 2006-07, Chelsea have picked up 17 yellow cards for simulation, more than any other Premier League side (Tottenham have 16 in that period). Fabregas became the latest player cautioned for diving in the Blues' 1-1 draw with fourth-placed Southampton.

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