Chelsea lagging behind Arsenal in key area; Southampton league's best in another

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We bring you the best Opta stats from Chelsea's fiery 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as they missed the chance to move eight points clear at the top of the table.

Diego Costa opened the scoring for the Blues just 11 minutes into the match, before Dusan Tadic fired home the equaliser for Southampton from the penalty spot.

Here are the top five statistics from Sunday's encounter:

17 - 17 of Chelsea’s 22 shots came in the second half, 11 of them in the closing 20 minutes of the game. Had it not been for the heroics of opposition goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who made six saves in total, the Blues would have emerged with three points. 

6 - Chelsea conceded only their sixth goal at home in the Premier League this season, four fewer than Southampton. To date, the Blues have the best home defensive record in the English top flight. 

 Home Defensive Record Goals ConcededMatches Played
Chelsea 6 14
Man Utd 10 15
Southampton 10 15
Arsenal 11 14
Man City 12 14

1 - Nonetheless, Southampton have not conceded more than one goal in a Premier League away game since the opening weekend (two, versus Liverpool). Ronald Koeman’s side have also lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W4 D1).

52 - The Saints have scored 52 of their 55 Premier League penalties – the highest rate of any team (minimum 10 taken). Dusan Tadic became the 10th Southampton player to score from the spot for the Saints.

3 - Chelsea have dropped points in three of their last four home games, having won the previous 10 before that. This coincides with the club scoring just a single goal in each of their last four at home, despite scoring at least twice in the last 10. 

Bonus: Chelsea have taken 22 points in the league since Christmas, three more than Man City but eight fewer than Arsenal.

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