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The Chelsea Statto


A LOOK at all the facts and stats surrounding Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge...

SPECIALISTS: Stoke are only the second team ever to draw their opening four Premier League matches (Crystal Palace 1992-93). No team has ever drawn their opening five games.

BLANK: The Potters have failed to score in each of their last four visits to Stamford Bridge in all competitions.

DOMINANT: Chelsea have won eight and lost none of the last 10 games against Stoke in all competitions.

UNBEATEN: Stoke have kicked off the league campaign on a four match unbeaten run. The last time this occurred was ... last season.

RAMPANT: Chelsea have won eight and lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.

DEBUTANT: Maurice Edu will become the Potters seventh debutant this season if he features at Stamford Bridge, following fellow summer signings Geoff Cameron, Michael Kightly, Jamie Ness, Charlie Adam, Steven N'Zonzi and Michael Owen.

OMEN: The last time a British man won a tennis Grand Slam (Fred Perry 1936), a Stoke City player went on to end the next as campaign as the top-flight's leading scorer (Freddie Steele - 33 goals 1936/37).

DEADBALL: 75% of the goals netted in Stoke's four league games have been from set pieces, three out of the four scored and three out of four conceded.

FORGET: Tony Pulis' side suffered their heaviest ever Premier League defeat in this fixture two seasons ago when Chelsea ran out 7-0 winners.

LANDMARK: If he scores on Saturday, Michael Owen will reach his 150th Premier League goal.

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