What is the record for unanswered goals in the Premier League?

The record unanswered goals in the Premier League is 35 and was set by Chelsea during the course of eight matches spanning the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons. Following a 2-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on April 10, 2010, in which midfielder Frank Lampard scored a late consolation goal, Chelsea kept clean sheets in their last three matches of the Premier League season.

On April 25, 2010, they beat Stoke City 7-0 at Stamford Bridge, with winger Salomon Kalou scoring a hat-trick and, on May 3, 2010, cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, which put them on the brink of the Premier League title.

Victory, by any margin, in the final game of the season, against Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge on May 9, 2010, would have been enough to guarantee Chelsea the title. However, aided by the first-half dismissal of centre-back Gary Caldwell, the Blues ran riot, winning 8-0, with Golden Boot winner Didier Drogba scoring a hat-trick. Drogba was again on target when, a week later, Chelsea ‘did the Double’ in their first season under Carlo Ancelloti, beating Portsmouth 1-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010.

Back in the Premier League at the start of the 2010/11 season, Chelsea resumed where they had left off, thrashing newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on August 14, 2010, with Drogba, once again, winning the match balls. They followed up with a 6-0 drubbing of the Latics at the DW Stadium and a 2-0 win against the Potters at Stamford Bridge to maintain their 100% start to the season. Their impeccable start continued against West Ham at Upton Park on September 11, 2010 but, while they never looked in danger of defeat, Chelsea did concede their first goal since mid-April – a classy, cushioned volley by midfielder Scott Parker – after 85 minutesm eventually winning 3-1.

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