Eden Hazard the danger man for Chelsea; Cesc Fabregas looking to recover form

Ahead of Chelsea's visit to the KC Stadium, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Chelsea travel to Hull City on Sunday knowing that three points is a necessity if they wish to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Here are the top statistics ahead of Sunday's encounter:

2 - Chelsea have lost just two of their last 17 Premier League away matches (W11 D4 L2), while, following a run of just one win in 11 domestic home matches (W1 D3 L7), Hull have won three and lost just one of the last five at the KC Stadium. The visitors have won nine and lost none of the last 11 meetings in all competitions against The Tigers.

86 - Cesc Fabregas has scored or assisted 86 goals in the opening half of the campaign over the last six seasons, but only 33 from New Years Day to the end of the campaign over the same period. Having fashioned just two assists since the New Year this time round, the Spaniard will be looking to rediscover his early season form as Jose Mourinho's side visit the KC Stadium. 

 Chances Created before New Year TeamChances CreatedAssistsAppearances
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 64 14 19
 Chances Created since New Year TeamChances CreatedAssistsAppearances
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 13 2 7

79 - Only Eden Hazard (79) has created more scoring chances for team-mates than Cesc Fabregas in the Premier League (74) this season. Meanwhile, the Belgian international has scored in his side's last two meetings with Hull. Ultimately, he is the danger man - expect to see him contribute with either a goal or an assist.

  TeamChances CreatedAssistsAppearancesMinutes Played
Eden Hazard Chelsea 79 6 28 2,476
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 74 15 25 2,141

7 - Chelsea have seen more opposition players sent off than any other team in the top flight this season (7) - some campaign! - while only Aston Villa (6) have earned more red cards than Steve Bruce's Hull City (5). Jose Mourinho's side have been on the receiving end of just three red cards in the Premier League this term. 

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