CHELSEA are looking to avoid an unwanted 29-year streak when they welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge tonight.
The Blues go into the game still celebrating after victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday earned them a place in the FA Cup Final.
Now they can concentrate on cementing a third-place finish in the Premier League before facing Liverpool at Wembley in the showpiece next month.
Despite many feeling that Thomas Tuchel’s side go into today’s London derby as favourites, sceptical Chelsea supporters are only too aware that they have lost their last two home matches.
They suffered a shock 4-1 defeat to Brentford in the top-flight in their first match back after the international break.
And four days later they were beaten 3-1 by a Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid in the Champions League last-eight first leg clash.
Now they are looking to stop the rot and successfully stop Arsenal from condemning them to a third-straight setback on home turf.
But if it is Mikel Arteta’s top four-chasing team that are successful, then that would make some unwanted history for the Blues.
It would be the first time since 1993 that they would have lost three successive home matches in all competitions.
And the third game of that run was also against Arsenal.
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Both Alan Smith and Ian Wright were on the scoresheet that day nearly three decades ago.
However, Chelsea are also looking to record their first Premier League double over Arsenal since the 2015/16 season.
They triumphed 2-0 at the Emirates back in August.