PMB: Chelsea v Burnley - the numbers

Our Pre-Match Briefing continues with the important figures on Chelsea and Burnley…


Chelsea in Numbers

Pre-season and Community Shield

Date Opposition Result

15 July

Fulham (Cobham, private)

W 8-2

22 July

Arsenal (Beijing)

W 3-0

25 July

Bayern Munich (Singapore)

L 2-3

29 July

Inter Milan (Singapore)

L 1-2

6 August

Arsenal (Community Shield, Wembley)

D 1-1 (lost 4-1 on pens)

Pre-season and Community Shield scorers

Batshuayi 5, Willian 4, Remy 2 (1 pen), Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1 (pen), Moses 1, own goal 1

Pre-season and Community Shield minutes (481 in total)

Azpilicueta 428, Cahill 428, Kante 413, Fabregas 404, Moses 404, Batshuayi 374, David Luiz 369, Willian 367, Alonso 333, Courtois 324, Boga 211, Pedro 156, Morata 120, Tomori 96, Caballero 93, Christensen 82, Baker 79, Pasalic 77, Remy 77, Kenedy 70, Clarke-Salter 68, Scott 68, Eduardo 64, Kalas 61, Rudiger 59, C Musonda 44, Cuevas 7.

Last season’s Premier League stats

Most starts: Cesar Azpilicueta 38, Gary Cahill, Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard 36.

Most goals: Diego Costa 20, Eden Hazard 16, Pedro 9.

League games since

A home win: 0

A home draw: 19

A home defeat: 5


Chelsea’s next win will be our 500th since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.



Major trophies

2 League championships in 1921 and 1960

1 FA Cup in 1914

2 FA Charity Shields in 1960 (shared) and 1973


Last season

Premier League - 16th

FA Cup - Fifth round

League Cup - Second round

Top scorer all competitions - Sam Vokes 12

The Clarets have 12 points from their last 10 opening day matches. They have won three, drawn three and lost four from three seasons in the Premier League and seven in the Championship.

This will be the first time Burnley have played two successive seasons in the top flight since the mid-seventies.

Burnley have lost all three of their Premier League opening-day fixtures to date.

Sean Dyche’s side achieved seven points from their 19 away Premier League games last term. Their one win was at Crystal Palace in April.

Last season’s Premier League stats

Most starts: Stephen Ward 37, Matthew Lowton 36, Tom Heaton and Michael Keane 35.

Most goals: Sam Vokes 10, Andre Gray 9, Ashley Barnes 6.

Sean Dyche is the third-longest-serving manager in the current Premier League behind Arsene Wenger and Eddie Howe.

Manager Sean Dyche

Days in charge: 1,686

Played 218

Won 87

Drawn 62

Lost 69

Sean Dyche’s record v Chelsea

Won: 0

Drawn: 2

Lost: 2

2009/103018thPremier League
2014/153319thPremier League
2016/174016thPremier League


Burnley's pre-season

14 JulShamrock Harriers (a)W 4-0
22 JulKidderminster Harriers (a)W 1-0
22 JulAlfreton Town (a)W 3-2
25 JulPreston (a)W 2-1
29 JulNottingham Forest (a)D 1-1
01 AugCelta Vigo (h)D 2-2
05 AugHannover 96 (h)Ab 1-0

Pre-season scorers

Gray 4 (1 pen), Brady 3, Vokes 2, Walters 2, Barnes 1, Hendrick 1, Mee 1.

For their final pre-season friendly against Hannover 96 at Turf Moor last weekend, Burnley lined up as follows: Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward; Brady, Westwood, Cork, Arfield; Gray, Walters. The match was abandoned at half-time due to crowd trouble with the Clarets leading 1-0. Ben Mee scored the only goal.

League games since

An away win: 1

An away draw: 3

An away defeat: 0





Willy Caballero                 Man City

Antonio Rudiger               Roma

Tiemoue Bakayoko           Monaco

Alvaro Morata                  Real Madrid



Juan Cuadrado                  Juventus

Christian Atsu                    Newcastle

Asmir Begovic                   Bournemouth

Alex Kiwomya                   Doncaster

Bertrand Traore                  Lyon

John Terry                          Aston Villa

Alex Davey                         end of contract

Nathan Ake                        Bournemouth

Tika Musonda                     end of contract

Dominic Solanke                 Liverpool

Nathaniel Chalobah            Watford

Mukhtar Ali                        Vitesse Arnhem

Nemanja Matic                   Manchester United


Season loan

Premier League

Tammy Abraham             Swansea

Izzy Brown                        Brighton

Ruben Loftus-Cheek          Crystal Palace

Kasey Palmer                    Huddersfield

Kurt Zouma                       Stoke


Ola Aina                               Hull

Jamal Blackman                    Sheffield United

Michael Hector                      Hull

Tomas Kalas                         Fulham

Lucas Piazon                        Fulham

Ike Ugbo                             Barnsley

League One

Jay Dasilva                          Charlton

League Two

Bradley Collins                     Forest Green

National League

Nathan Baxter                      Woking

National League South

Jared Thompson                   Chippenham Town


Charlie Colkett                      Vitesse Arnhem

Fankaty Dabo                       Vitesse Arnhem

Todd Kane                           Groningen

Matt Miazga                         Vitesse Arnhem

Mason Mount                       Vitesse Arnhem

Marco van Ginkel                  PSV

Belgian First Division A

Victorien Angban                 Waasland Beveren

Russian Premier League

Mario Pasalic                       Spartak Moscow

Josimar Quintero                  FC Rostov

Serbian Superliga

Danilo Pantic                       Partizan Belgrade




Phil Bardsley                       Stoke

Jack Cork                           Swansea

Adam Legzdins                   Birmingham

Charlie Taylor                     Leeds

Jonathan Walters                Stoke



Joey Barton                          released

George Boyd                        Sheffield Wednesday

Tendayi Darikwa                   Nottingham Forest

Andre Gray                          Watford

George Green                       released

Rouwen Hennings                 Fortuna Dusseldorf

Christian Hill                         released

Michael Keane                      Everton

Michael Kightly                     released, now Southend

Taofiq Olmowewe                 released

RJ Pingling                           released

Paul Robinson                       retired

Loans out

Josh Ginnelly                       Lincoln City

Bradley Jackson                   Southport

Chris Long                           Northampton Town

Ntumba Massanka               Wrexham

Aiden O'Neill                       Fleetwood Town

Alex Whitmore                     Bury



Craig Pawson is the official for his third Chelsea game in our last 11 Premier League matches. He was the referee when we lost to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on 1 April as well as our 3-0 win against Middlesbrough in May.

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