The English Premier League returns this weekend after a two-week break to allow for the international matches.
League leaders Chelsea will be in action on Saturday away at west London side Brentford, hoping to continue with the recent record on the road.
Ahead of the clash, here are some facts and stats to look at.
Brentford vs Chelsea head to head
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 6 meetings in all competitions against Brentford (Five wins, one draw)
- The last time the Blues lost to the Bees at Stamford Bridge was in 1839 (3-0)
- This is the first league meeting between the two west London sides in 74 years
- The last time the two sides met was in 1947 when the Blues won 2-0
- The Bluees have won the last two league meetins with a 4-0 aggregate; both in the FA Cup in 2013 and 2017
- Brentford’s last home win against the Blues was in October 1938
- Alex Machin is the last Chelsea player to score a league goal against the Bees, 27,244 days prior to this weekend's match
- The Blues are looking to win their seventh consecutive away league London derby in their history
- This will be the Blues' first visit to the new 17,250 capacity Brentford Community Stadium and the 220th stadium they have visited
- Chelsea's last away loss came on the final day of last season at Aston Villa, and its their only away defeat since Thomas Tuchel took over
- Brentford are the 50th different team to play in the Premier League, and the 10th from London
- Chelsea have the best shot-conversion rate in the Premier League this season (15.3 per cent)
- Timo Werner is looking to score in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since November 2020
- Thomas Frank’s side are seventh with 12 points from seven games, only four points off leaders Chelsea and two from the Champions League positions
- The Bees achieved promotion by beating Swansea 2-0 in the play-off final at Wembley last May, confirming their top-flight status for the first time in 74 years
- The Bees are only the fifth team to remain unbeaten in their first four away games in the competition
- Thomas Frank’s side are the first team in Premier League history to remain unbeaten in each of their first three London derby matches in the competition, drawing with Crystal Palace, and beating both Arsenal and West Ham