Opta Stats: Sunderland v Chelsea

Will it be smiles all round for Chelsea when they face Sunderland?
Will it be smiles all round for Chelsea when they face Sunderland?
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Sunderland are the next team tasked with halting Chelsea's seemingly unstoppable progress. Opta rates their chances.

"There have been 53 goals scored in the last 12 Premier League games between these two sides, including 29 in the last six at the Stadium of Light."

Over 2.5 goals is 1.865/6.

There have been 53 goals scored in the last 12 Premier League games between these two sides, including 29 in the last six at the Stadium of Light. Over 2.5 goals is 1.865/6.

Chelsea have won 17 of the last 19 Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland. They are 1.422/5 to win.

Cesc Fabregas has scored four goals against Sunderland in the Premier League, more than he has netted against any other opponent in the competition. Fabregas is 3.412/5 to score.

Fabregas has scored in three of his four Premier League matches against the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light. He is 8.07/1 to score the first goal.

There have been 12 goals scored in the opening 20 minutes of the last 10 Premier League games between Chelsea and Sunderland. The odds of the first-half containing the most goals are 3.259/4.

Sunderland have lost their last nine Premier League home games against Chelsea. Another win for Chelsea would set a Premier League record for consecutive home defeats to the same opposition. Chelsea are 2.111/10 to win half-time/full-time.

Diego Costa has scored 11 goals in 10 Premier League appearances, while Sunderland's Jozy Altidore has scored two in 65. Costa is 1.728/11 to score, with Altidore at 4.57/2.

Since the start of last season, Costa has scored 38 goals in 45 league matches. Within the top five Euro Leagues, only Cristiano Ronaldo (51) has more in this period (Messi also has 38 goals). Costa is 4.03/1 to score the first goal.

There have been three own goals netted in the last three PL meetings between Sunderland and Chelsea. Both teams to score is 2.1411/10.

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