Date: 8th May 2018 at 5:15pm
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Or as we used to call it, the fascinating facts.

This Wednesday evening Stamford Bridge bids farewell to the 2017 / 2018 season when they welcome Huddersfield Town for a fixture that could have ramifications for both sides.

Chelsea enter the fixture looking to keep their chances of a top-four finish alive whilst Huddersfield need the points to ensure their stay in the top-flight is longer than just one season.

But what do the form and record books tell us to expect?

Here are a few fascinating facts that may help you make your mind up.

• The meeting, on Wednesday, will be the 50th between the two sides, you might be surprised to learn that Huddersfield have the upper hand, winning 22 times to the 19 of Chelsea, with the other 8 being drawn.

• The last time the two sides met, at Stamford Bridge, was in the FA Cup 5th round in 2008 when Chelsea won 3-1.

• Huddersfield may have the upper-hand overall, but recent fixtures show Chelsea as being the top-dogs with Huddersfield having won just 1 of the last 14 fixtures, in all competitions.

• The fixture will be Chelsea’s 500th match in the Premier League, the record books show they’ve won 313, lost 6 and drawn 120 of the previous 499.

• If Chelsea win this fixture, it will be the first time this season they’ve won 5 games in a row.

• Huddersfield Town have only managed 27 goals, in the Premier League all season, the fewest in the top-flight but also matching the meagre total of Swansea.

• If Eden Hazard scores, he will move to third place in the all-time Chelsea Premier League goal-scorers with 70,  trailing Lampard and Drogba with 147 and 104 respectively.

On the evidence of the above, you’ve got to fancy Chelsea to win, but, then again, football can be a funny old-game as a legendary goal-scorer who used to play for us regularly commented.

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