Belfast Telegraph

Manchester City v Chelsea in numbers

Title challengers Manchester City and Chelsea resume hostilities in Saturday's early Premier League kick-off.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the rivalry in numbers.

12 - goals in last season's three meetings - City winning 3-0 in both Premier League games, either side of a 5-1 rout for Chelsea in the FA Cup.

22-9 - Chelsea's winning record in Premier League games between the pair, with seven draws. City, though, lead four wins to one in other competitions in that time.

8 - Frank Lampard leads all scorers in the fixture, with seven goals for Chelsea and one after joining City. Sergio Aguero is City's leading marksman with six, including last season scoring the only Premier League hat-trick in the fixture. He added an FA Cup goal in April 2013.

5 - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scored for Chelsea in five straight league games against City from December 2000 to October 2003.

7 - City went seven Premier League meetings without a goal from February 2005 to April 2008. The sequence can be extended to one goal in 12 games from October 2002 and 20 meetings without scoring more than once in a game, between August 1994 and March 2009.

9 - Premier League red cards in games between the two teams - five for City players in Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Bernardo Corradi, Sylvain Distin and Sun Jihai. Chelsea lost Juliano Belletti and Michael Ballack in the same game in February 2010, with Thibaut Courtois and John Terry also dismissed against City - in addition to Branislav Ivanovic in the 2012 Community Shield.

4 - own goals in Premier League meetings - Emmanuel Adebayor, Richard Dunne and Michel Vonk for City, Frank Sinclair for Chelsea. Adebayor scored for both teams in a 2-1 City win in December 2009.

7 - players who have featured for each club against the other in the Premier League, with Lampard and Nicolas Anelka scoring for both teams. Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Bridge, Daniel Sturridge, Terry Phelan and David Rocastle complete the list. George Weah played for both teams but never against the other, Tal Ben Haim and Scott Sinclair were unused substitutes and Mark Hughes managed City having played against them for Chelsea.


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