Jose Mourinho claimed his 100th PL win with Chelsea as Samuel Eto’o scored a hat-trick in Chelsea’s 3-1 against Manchester United. All stats here.
FOOTBALL - On Monday, 23 December, Arsenal host Chelsea in a meeting between the highest ranked London-based sides in the 2013/14 Premier League table and the two most successful teams in London derbies in the Premier League era. Click on the picture to view the FULL Infographic.
FOOTBALL - Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer became the oldest Champions League debutant at 41 years 66 days, when he started in Chelsea’s 1-0 home win over Steaua Bucuresti on Wednesday.
FOOTBALL - Chelsea defeated Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in the 4th Round in the Capital One Cup. This was Chelsea’s fourth win at the Emirates, surpassing the number of wins Aston Villa and Manchester United have at that ground. Only Arsenal (139) and the Brazilian National Team (5) have had more wins in official matches at the stadium which opened in the 2006/07 season.
FOOTBALL - Frank Lampard scored twicetoday to become the outright highest ever goalscorer in Chelsea’s history with 203 goals, moving one ahead of Bobby Tambling (202). Lampard scored his 164th and 165th PL goals – the outright-fourth most of any player in the PL era. Lampard scored his 12th and 13th PL goals against Aston Villa – more against them than any other team he has faced in his career.
FOOTBALL - Frank Lampard scored his 200th goal for Chelsea when he netted Chelsea’s opening goal in their 2-0 home win over West Ham United on Sunday. Lampard needs to score two more to equal Bobby Tambling on 202 goals as Chelsea’s all-time top scorer in all competitions.
FOOTBALL - On Saturday, Frank Lampard netted his 10th goal of the season in Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat at Newcastle United. The Chelsea midfielder has now scored at least 10 goals in 10 different Premier League seasons. The only player to have reached 10 goals in 11 PL seasons is Alan Shearer.
FOOTBALL: Frank Lampard helped Chelsea to a 2-1 win against Arsenal. It was his 60th win against London opposition in the PL, only three shy of Ryan Giggs’s record.
FOOTBALL - Chelsea defeated Stoke City 4-0 at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday. The Blues became the second team to score four goals in one PL match in this stadium. Stoke achieved this feat against Newcastle United in March 2011 (4-0).
FOOTBALL - As a companion piece to the “Race to 38/68/87” piece which blogger James Grayson published on the Premier League yesterday, we have looked at the current Euro Club Index assessment of the competition.
FOOTBALL - With the Premier League returning this week after taking a break for the FA Cup, the focus will be back on the title race between the two Manchester clubs. However, it is well worth asking whether that title race is actually all but over. Head of Analysis at the Infostrada Sports Group Simon Gleave has looked at the top three in the Premier League from a variety of different angles and presents his findings here.
FOOTBALL - Everton was defeated at home by Chelsea in the English Premier League on Sunday (2-1). This ended a 13-match home unbeaten run, which started in March this year, leaving Stoke City as the only team still unbeaten in all their home matches this Premier League season.
FOOTBALL – A few days ago, Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez declared that his team can win this season’s Premier League despite being 13 points behind leaders Manchester United. The improvement Chelsea needed to make from last season’s 64 points made their chances of lifting the title before the season started remote and nothing has changed. Infostrada’s Head of Analysis Simon Gleave has looked at the figures.
FOOTBALL - On Sunday, Rafael Benítez will attempt to become only the eighth head coach to win a second Intercontinental Cup/FIFA Club World Cup and only the second to achieve that feat with more than one club. Benítez lifted the trophy as Internazionale boss in 2010, shortly before he was released by the nerazzurri.