Champions League - Matchpack: Chelsea v Marseille

Mon, 27 Sep 15:00:00 2010

Facts and stats ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League Group F clash at home to Marseille.

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Head-to-head record

Played: 2

Wins: Chelsea 1, Marseille 1

Previous meetings

CL: GP2 29.02.00 Marseille 1 Chelsea 0

8.03.00 Chelsea 1 Marseille 0

Chelsea have lost only one of their last 22 Champions League home games.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five games against French clubs and have not lost any of the four home matches they have played against teams from France.

Marseille have a good record against English clubs, winning seven, drawing three and losing six - but they have lost the last there, all to Liverpool.

Marseille are unbeaten in their last four European away matches.

Chelsea have never lost a home Champions League match against a French side, winning two and drawing two.

Chelsea played Marseille in the 1999-2000 Champions League with both games ending 1-0 to the home side.

Inter’s win at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League last 16 back in March ended a run of 21 games without defeat at home for the Blues.

Marseille have played four Champions League matches in England and all of them have been decided by a one-goal margin - the last three ending 1-0. Their only win in England was back in October 2007 when Mathieu Valbuena scored the only goal of the game at Anfield.

Chelsea have lost none of their last 20 Champions League group Stage matches at home since defeat to Besiktas in October 2003.

Chelsea have kept 14 clean sheets in their last 17 Champions League Group Stage matches at Stamford Bridge.

Marseille have lost 13 and won just two of their last 17 Champions League Group Stage matches away from home.

The French side posted the best crossing accuracy in the opening set of matches finding a team-mate with 39 per cent of their crosses.


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