19 games, 17 goals: Diego Costa key as Chelsea welcome Burnley

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Ahead of Chelsea's Premier League clash with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Chelsea will look to open up a 10-point lead over title rivals Manchester City when relegation-threatened Burnley travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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

16 - Chelsea have kept 16 clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League home games, conceding just six goals in that run. Burnley have won just two of their 31 Premier League away games (W2 D5 L24), shutting out the opposition on just one occasion.

 2014/15 Defensive Records AppearancesGoals ConcededClean Sheets
Chelsea 25 21 12
Burnley 25 43 5

4 - When these two sides last met, on the opening weekend of the season, Jose Mourinho's side ran out 3-1 victors. Incredibly, all four shots on target in the first half this match resulted in goals, with eight of the Blues' 11 attempts coming in the opening 36 minutes.

6 - Chelsea's Diego Costa has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League outings. The Spaniard makes his return to domestic action this weekend, following a three-match suspension. Last time out against the Clarets, he scored one goal and played one key pass. 

  TeamAppearancesGoals ScoredAssists
Diego Costa Chelsea 19 17 2
Eden Hazard Chelsea 25 9 5
Danny Ings Burnley 22 9 4
Oscar Chelsea 20 6 7
Ashley Barnes Burnley 23 5 1

5 - Meanwhile, Burnley's Danny Ings is in equally impressive form. The 22-year-old has scored in five of his last six Premier League matches, while further contributing with one assist. He now has nine goals and four assists to his name this term, in 22 appearances.

15 - With 15 assists in the league to date, Cesc Fabregas is head and shoulders above everyone else in the creativity department. With 13 games to go, he looks set to better the all-time top flight record of 20 held by former teammate Thierry Henry.

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