Chelsea need 13-assist Cesc Fabregas to return to form in weekend fixture

Ahead of Chelsea's Premier League clash with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Here are the top five statistics ahead of Saturday's encounter:

1 - Chelsea have won five and lost none of their seven Premier League meetings with Swansea City. Last time out, the Blues recorded a 4-2 victory, as Diego Costa scored his first ever hat-trick for the club, while the two goals netted by the Swans ended a run of four games in all competitions where they failed to net against the hosts. 

 Chelsea vs Swansea TeamTotal ShotsGoals ScoredConversion Rate (%)Minutes Played
Diego Costa Chelsea 5 3 60 72

2 - Jose Mourinho's side have won just one of their last five Premier League away games (W1 D2 L2), a 2-0 victory over Stoke City. Having experienced a 14-game unbeaten streak throughout the opening weeks of the campaign, the club's results on the road have been far from convincing in recent weeks. 

 Away Form 2014/15 Matches PlayedWonDrawnLostPoints
Chelsea 11 5 4 2 19

3 - Only one team (Sunderland) has stopped Chelsea from scoring in the Premier League this season. Mourinho's side have outscored every other side, thus far, netting on 46 occasions across 20 matches. Only Manchester City come close to rivalling the league leaders, having found the back of the net 45 times. 

  Matches PlayedGoals ScoredGoals Conceded
Chelsea 21 46 19
Man City 21 45 20

4 - Swansea will be without their top goalscorer for this clash, and the remainder of the season, after Wilfried Bony completed his £28million move to Manchester City, confirmed by the BBC. The Ivorian international had netted nine goals in 20 appearances for the Welsh outfit, five more than any of his former teammates - Gylfi Sigurdsson has four.

5 - Cesc Fabregas has more Premier League assists this season (14) than any player managed last term (Steven Gerrard 13). The Spaniard has been quiet by his own standards in recent weeks - he failed to have his usual impact against Newcastle - and he will be eager to regain his pre-new year form.

 2014/15 TeamAppearancesKey PassesGoals Assisted
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 20 65 14

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