Manchester City have only failed to score in two of their last 71 home league games; against Stoke last time out and against Chelsea last season.
Chelsea have won away from home at Manchester City more often than any other team in Barclays Premier League history (11 times).
The Londoners took 16 from a maximum 18 possible points in head to head matches with the other teams in the top four last season (W5 D1), including two wins over Man City.
Yaya Toure has not scored or assisted a single Premier League goal in his three appearances so far this season. The last time that he failed to score or assist a goal in four successive PL apps was back in between Nov-Dec 2012.
Joe Hart should make his 200th Premier League appearance for Man City in this game.
Diego Costa has scored seven goals in the first four games of the season; the PL record five games into the campaign is nine by Wayne Rooney in 2011-12.
City’s Sergio Aguero scored eight goals in his first five games for the club in 2011-12.
Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances at the Etihad Stadium. He has also assisted four more goals in this period.
Cesc Fabregas will be looking to assist a goal for a seventh Premier League game in a row.
Chelsea have won all of their games by a two goal margin this season, only three sides have won by 2+ goals in their opening five games (Newcastle 94-95, Arsenal 04-05 & Chelsea 10-11 – none of them went onto win the title).
Eden Hazard has created the most chances (14) without recording a single assist in the Premier League this season.