49 - Tim Sherwood’s win percentage as Premier League manager has fallen below 50% for the first time (49%). Tactical. 2 hours ago

4 - Chelsea's four point total is the 2nd lowest tally at this stage of a PL season by a reigning champion. Shock. http://t.co/FiwwyLSdcD 2 hours ago

9 - Chelsea have conceded nine goals in four league games this season; their worst defensive record at this stage since 1971/72 (10). Leaky. 2 hours ago

7 - Jose Mourinho's last seven Premier League defeats have come against a manager with a surname starting with P. Pards. 2 hours ago

6 - West Ham United have been shown six red cards in 10 games this season (all comps), compared to three in 43 last term. Bath. 2 hours ago

2 - Chelsea have conceded 2+ goals in back-to-back Premier League home games for the first time since November 2011. Concern. 2 hours ago

9 - Bakary Sako has scored five goals and made four assists in his last nine league appearances (for Wolves and Crystal Palace). Update. 2 hours ago

1 - Falcao has scored his first Premier League goal since January 31st; he had gone 15 appearances without one before today. Relief. 2 hours ago

18 - Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have fallen behind at home for the 18th time in the PL; of the previous 17, they have won 10 (D6 L1). Pressure 2 hours ago

5 - Bakary Sako has five goals and three assists in his last nine league appearances (for Wolves and Palace). Rampant. 2 hours ago

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