Date: 29th December 2017 at 4:04pm
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2017, as a year, has flown by. It`s been a good one for Chelsea with the Premier League trophy sat in the cabinet.

On Saturday, Chelsea entertain Stoke City in what will be their last fixture of 2017.

Ahead of the clash we`ve pulled together a series of fascinating facts from the history and form books.

? Chelsea have played 9 Premier League games against Stoke City, at Stamford Bridge, of those they`ve won 8 and drawn 1, taking 25 points out of a possible maximum of 27.

? Stoke, in 19 Premier League fixtures against Chelsea, have lost 14, drawn 3 and won just 2, their worst record against any Premier League opponent.

? By some strange coincidence, the final game of the year 2016 involving Stoke City, saw them lose 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

? Chelsea`s defence has improved recently, they`ve conceded only 4 goals in the last 11 Premier League games, keeping 7 clean-sheets.

? Chelsea`s recent good form has seen them win 11, draw 3 and lose just 1 of the last 15 games in all competitions.

? This season, 20 of Chelsea`s goals have come from the Spanish contingent, at Stamford Bridge. In Europe`s top-five leagues no other side can beat that although Real Sociedad can match it.

? Chelsea have scored 12 headed goals this season, no other Premier League side can match that.

? The last time Chelsea lost the final fixture of a calendar year was back in 2011 when they lost 3-1 at home to Aston Villa.

? Stoke City arrive at Stamford Bridge having shipped 41 goals this season, the most in the Premier League.

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