Rafael Benitez takes charge for the first time at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea in desperate need of a win to keep pace in the title race...
Carlos Tevez has scored six goals in his last six Premier League games against Chelsea.
There have been five penalties awarded in the last six Premier League games between Chelsea and Man City.
Chelsea have won 20 times against Man City in the Premier League; only Tottenham (23) have been on the end of more defeats from the Blues.
Only Arsenal (21) have beaten Manchester City more often than Chelsea (20) in the Premier League.
The last four Premier League meetings between these two sides have ended as home wins.
Man City are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League away games since losing to Arsenal in April (W5 D3 L0).
Since losing 1-2 to Chelsea last December, Man City have only conceded more than once in a game in just one of 16 away Premier League trips.
Chelsea have not gone three games at Stamford Bridge without a Premier League win since December 2008.
Chelsea have lost just two of 15 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge in 2012 (W10 D3 L2).
Chelsea have both scored and conceded in their last seven Premier League games.