Liverpool are travelling all the way to London to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League opener this week.
The scenario of the game is not the way Chelsea wanted it to be. It is humiliating for the defending champions to sit 15th on the table after 10 games.
Liverpool, also are not having the best of seasons, but they now have Jurgen Klopp as their manager after the sacking of Brendan Rodgers. They have a new hope about their future now that ‘Klopp for Kop’ has happened.
The game promises to be an exciting one with a lot at stake, mostly from Chelsea’s point of view.
It is reported that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho might be sacked if he loses the game.
Ahead of the game we have decided to throw some light on some of the interesting stats from this mouth-watering clash.
Here are the 15 amazing stats:
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight league and cup games against Liverpool (W4, D4).
The Reds claimed three successive victories at Stamford Bridge in 2011 but are without a win there since then.
They have won one of their last seven games in all competitions.
The Blues have conceded 19 Premier League goals – only Norwich (21), Bournemouth and Newcastle (both 22) have worse records.
Their tally of 11 points from 10 games represents their worst start to a Premier League season, and equals the poorest by the defending Premier League champions (matching Blackburn’s tally in 1995-96).
Cesc Fabregas has recorded one assist in 10 Premier League appearances this season – compared to nine in his opening 10 games last season.
Jose Mourinho has suffered defeat in six of his last 12 Premier League matches, after losing just six of the previous 64.
The Reds have drawn their last three Premier League games – the last time they recorded four consecutive draws was between December 2007 and January 2008.
They have won one of their last 10 Premier League away games (D5, L4). That was their victory at Stoke on the opening weekend of the season.
Christian Benteke has headed 14 Premier League goals since August 2012 – the joint-highest figure in the division (level with Olivier Giroud).
Liverpool have failed to score in just one of their last 10 league clashes with the Blues.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have enjoyed just one victory in their five Premier League games against Liverpool (D2 L2), although are they unbeaten in the last three (W1 D2).
The Blues have lost two of their last four home league games after going unbeaten in the previous 21 (W15 D6).
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games (W1 D4), their longest top-flight unbeaten spell since March (13 games unbeaten).
Jose Mourinho has lost six of his last 12 Premier League matches; immediately before that run, he had lost six in 64 in the English top-flight.
*Stats courtesy: OptaStats