Frank Lampard moved to within four goals of becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer to help his side record back-to-back Premier League home wins for the first time since October.
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Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday, 9 February, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Chelsea have won 12 and lost only one of 15 previous Premier League matches against Wigan. They have scored 38 goals during this period, conceding only nine times.
Wigan’s sole success was a 3-1 home win in September 2009. Paul Scharner, who recently re-joined Wigan, added the third goal in stoppage time that day.
The Londoners have scored in all 15 league meetings with Wigan.
After starting his reign with back-to-back clean sheets, Rafa Benitez’s Chelsea have conceded eight goals in their last four league matches.
Benitez’s Chelsea have taken 22 points from 13 Premier League games this season, two fewer than Roberto Di Matteo achieved from his 12 matches in charge.
The Blues are looking to win back-to-back home league matches for the first time since October.
Frank Lampard has scored 10 goals in 12 league starts this season. He has now registered 10 or more goals in each of the last 10 Premier League campaigns – the first player to do so.
The Latics have won only once in their last 12 league games, a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa at the end of December.
Roberto Martinez’s side are unbeaten in two previous trips to London so far this season; winning 1-0 at Tottenham and drawing 1-1 at Fulham.
Wigan have claimed more points away (11) than at the DW Stadium this season (10), a feat only emulated by opponents Chelsea (24 away, 22 home), Tottenham and Aston Villa.
Paul Scharner’s last away appearance for Wigan came as a substitute in the Latics’ 8-0 away defeat at Chelsea in May 2010.
Wigan have conceded the opening goal in 16 league matches this season – more than any other club.