Premier League - Stats: Chelsea win drought
Sun, 05 Dec 20:07:00 2010
Chelsea fans may want to look away as we present the best stats from the weekend's Premier League matches.
Chelsea 1-1 Everton
This was the first time in over two years Chelsea failed to win a Premier League home match after leading at half time. They had won their previous 24 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge when leading at the break.
Chelsea have not won in their last four Premier League matches. This is the club’s longest run without a Premier League victory within a season in over three years - since a four-match streak in September 2007. This included Jose Mourinho’s last two matches at the club and Avram Grant’s first two.
Everton drew their fifth consecutive Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. However, they have now not won there in 16 Premier League visits. The only club where they have not won an away match for a longer period is Manchester United - a 17-match streak without a victory at Old Trafford.
Arsenal 2-1 Fulham
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 16 Premier League matches in December, stretching back three years.
Fulham have not won in their last 32 Premier League away London derby matches, since a 3-0 victory at Tottenham in August 2003. In total, they have won only three of 44 Premier League away matches in London in the division.
Birmingham remain unbeaten in their last ten Premier League home matches against London clubs, since a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in January 2008.
Harry Redknapp has not lost in his last eight Premier League visits to the city of Birmingham.
Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves lost their seventh consecutive Premier League away match - their worst run away from home in the top flight since a seven-match losing streak in 1978..
Manchester City 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
Bolton have lost their last eight Premier League visits to the city of Manchester, failing to score in five of their last six.
Carlos Tevez scored his 24th goal in his 32nd Premier League appearance for Manchester City in 2010 - more goals than any other player this calendar year. It was also his sixth goal in sixth derby matches against North-west clubs this season.
Manchester City have won their last 18 Premier League matches when Tevez has scored.
Wigan Athletic 2-2 Stoke City
Both Wigan and Stoke doubled their first half goals totals this season. They had each scored only two first half goals before the match.
Robert Huth scored Stoke’s first Premier League goal in the opening 20 minutes of a Premier League match this season. His goal was his fifth in the division in 2010 - equal-most by a defender in the Premier League this season with Birmingham’s Liam Ridgewell and Blackburn’s Christopher Samba.
West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Newcastle United
West Brom secured their first league victory over Newcastle United in 26 years, ending a run of 17 league matches without a win against the Magpies. Their last win against Newcastle was on Boxing Day 1984 (2-1) when both clubs played in the old Division One.
Sol Campbell made his 500th Premier League appearance. He is only the fourth player in Premier League history to reach this milestone after David James (572), Ryan Giggs (555) and Gary Speed (535), and the first ever defender to do this.
Sunderland 1-0 West Ham United
Sunderland are still unbeaten after eight Premier League home matches this season - the only other unbeaten club at home in the division is Manchester United.
West Ham have not had a goal from a substitute this season. They are one of three clubs without a goal from a sub. The others are Aston Villa and Liverpool.Eurosport