Top five stats ahead of Liverpool's Super Sunday clash with Chelsea

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Ahead of Liverpool's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, we preview the best Opta stats.

Newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, as Brendan Rodgers' side chase their slender hopes of a top four finish. 

The hosts all but ended the Merseyside outfit's fierce title challenge this time last season. However, the visitors will not be presented with the opportunity to exact revenge on this occasion.

Instead, the Reds will be expected to line up in a guard of honour for Mourinho's top flight winners, before giving blood, sweat and tears in their push for a vital three points. 

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

1 - Liverpool need at least one point if they wish to keep their dream of Champions League football alive. With one game in hand, and with just three games left to play, the Reds find themselves seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

8 - Jose Mourinho has won eight and lost just one of 10 Premier League matches as a coach against Liverpool. In the 11 league meetings between his two spells in charge, Liverpool won six and lost just two matches against the Blues.

96 - Mourinho has coached Chelsea in 96 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, losing just one (W75 D20 L1). Meanwhile, the Reds have lost just one of their last four Barclays Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge (W2 D1 L1).

3150 - John Terry is the only Chelsea player to play every minute of this Premier League campaign so far (3150). Jordan Henderson has played most for Liverpool, clocking 2,985 minutes in total.

  TeamAppearancesMinutes Played
John Terry Chelsea 35 3,150
Branislav Ivanovic Chelsea 35 3,149
Eden Hazard Chelsea 35 3,102
Jordan Henderson Liverpool 34 2,985
Simon Mignolet Liverpool 33 2,954

13 - Simon Mignolet has kept 13 clean sheets in the Premier League this term – only Fraser Forster (13) has kept as many. One more perfect defensive performance could see the Belgian claim this season's Golden Glove accolade.

Bonus: Liverpool have won just four points in their seven Premier League games against the current top four in this season (W1 D1 L5).

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