Chelsea look forward to continuing their fine form as they welcome limited fans to the Stamford Bridge when they play Leeds United on Saturday night.
Chelsea are unbeaten in eight straight Premier League (PL) matches (W4, D4) and enter the round in third place after securing a point against table-topping Tottenham (0-0) in the last round. Impressively, that was the Blues' fourth clean sheet across their last five PL matches, and their low average of 1.0 goals conceded per match is second-best in the league to date.
On that note, they've kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven competitive home matches (W4, D3) while scoring 2.86 goals on average across those. They've lost just one of their last 11 PL matches here (W8, D2, L1) while covering a -1.5 handicap in five (62.5%) of the eight wins.
Leeds are on a high after their first run of back to back PL clean sheets since 2003. Those clean sheets came after two straight 4-1 defeats, and entering this round, they are one of just three teams to have featured in four PL matches with at least five total goals scored.
The Whites' tally of three away wins after ten rounds is already as many as they managed in their previous top-flight season (2003/04). All three wins came after goalless first halves. Across all venues, meanwhile, Leeds ended the last PL round second in the league for shots fired (144).
Players to watch: Tammy Abraham has two goals across Chelsea's last three PL matches, boosting his win rate from goalscoring PL matches to 72.22%.
Leeds striker Patrick Bamford has scored four across his side's last three PL away matches, including a second-half hat-trick at Aston Villa. Personally, seven of his last nine second-half away goals have arrived between the 50th-70th minutes of play.
Hot stat: Just one of the last 19 PL H2Hs between these traditional rivals has seen both teams score before HT, with ten goalless first halves therein!