SATURDAY STATS: Chelsea v Swans

8th August 2015

Saturday means it's time for some statistics as we look ahead to this afternoon's Barclays Premier League opener against Chelsea.
The Swans travel to Stamford Bridge aiming to kick-off their season in style, and we've taken a look at today's fixture from a statistical perspective.

20: Last season's champions are undefeated in their last 20 match in the Premier League, making today's encounter a stern test for Garry Monk's men.
50: Chelsea have the best opening weekend record in Premier League history - P23 W15 D5 L3. They have the most points (50 from possible 69) and best points-per-game (2.17) of any Premier League club in opening day matches.
16: The Blues have not lost a single game on the opening weekend of the last 16 Premier League seasons (W14 D2) since a 2-1 defeat at Coventry in August 1998.
5: Diego Costa has scored more Premier League goals against Swansea than any other player (5).
10: Cesc Fabregas has reached 10 assists in five of his last six Premier League campaigns (he got eight in 22 appearances in 2008-09).

2: This is only the second time that Swansea have started their top-flight campaign against a non-Manchester club in their five seasons in the Premier League. The other exception was the Swans' 4-0 victory over QPR in 2012.
8: There had been under 2.5 goals scored in eight of Swansea's last 10 away games in the Premier League.
8: Swansea have scored as many goals in their last three season openers (8) as they did in the previous nine games combined.
13: Lukasz Fabianski kept the second highest amount of clean sheets in the Premier League last season with 13 shut outs.
0: Garry Monk's side went the entire pre-season without losing a game, picking up a victory over 1860 Munich, while drawing their other four friendlies.

2014-15 Players with the most... Interceptions
Chelsea: Nemanja Matic - 73
Swans: Ashley Williams - 101

4: Chelsea, who lost last Sunday's Community Shield to Arsenal, have never been beaten by Swansea in the Premier League, winning all four encounters at home against the Swans.
18: 18% of the goals conceded by Garry Monk's side in the top-flight last term came against the Blues (9/49).
Overall, Chelsea have the advantage over the Swans in terms of total league meetings, with 13 wins to Swansea's five. The two sides have drawn eight times.