Opta Stats: Huddersfield v Chelsea

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.
Can Mauricio Sarri point Chelsea to victory against Huddersfield?
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Maurizio Sarri's first game as Chelsea manager is a trip to Huddersfield. Opta presents the statistical analysis.

"At home, Huddersfield have lost each of their last four league clashes with Chelsea; they’ve never lost five in a row on home soil in the league against a single opponent."

A Chelsea victory is [1.64].

Huddersfield are without a win in their last eight league meetings with Chelsea, (D3 L5), with their last league victory over the Blues coming in March 1963, via a 2-1 away win in the old Division Two. The draw is [4.0].

At home, Huddersfield have lost each of their last four league clashes with Chelsea; they've never lost five in a row on home soil in the league against a single opponent. A Chelsea victory is [1.64].

Chelsea have only lost one of their last 19 opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League (W15 D3 L1), though it came in last season's opener against Burnley. Huddersfield are [6.8] to win.

This is the third season in a row that Huddersfield have started their league season against a London side - they beat Brentford 2-1 in the Championship in 2016-17, before winning 3-0 at Crystal Palace in their maiden Premier League campaign last term. Huddersfield are [5.1] in the Draw No Bet market.

Three of the last five red cards shown in opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League have been shown to Chelsea players (Thibaut Courtois vs Swansea in 2015-16 and Gary Cahill & Cesc Fabregas vs Burnley last season). The odds of a player being sent off are [5.8].

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League visits to Yorkshire (W6 D2), since a 0-2 loss at Leeds in December 2002. The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is [4.6].

Chelsea failed to win either of their last two Premier League games in 2017-18. The last time they went on a three-match winless run in the competition was in September 2016, after which they embarked on a 13-match winning streak. Huddersfield are [2.5] in the Double Chance market.

No side has lost more Premier League games (10) or earned fewer Premier League points (13) in 2018 than Huddersfield. Chelsea are [2.42] to win half-time/full-time.

Laurent Depoitre has scored both of Huddersfield's Premier League goals against Chelsea. Depoitre is [4.3] to find the net.

Willian was involved in all three of Chelsea's goals as they won 3-1 in this fixture last season, scoring one and assisting the other two. The Brazilian is [3.3] to score.

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