Everton host Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday seeking to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing draw with West Ham United. The Blues were far from their best at the London Stadium and will be keen to show their true form with a big performance against Antonio Conte’s team.
They will also be determined to get revenge for the 5-1 mauling they suffered at Stamford Bridge earlier this season.
Here are ten key stats ahead of the game:
- Everton have faced Chelsea at home 18 times in the Premier League era with a win percentage of 33.3%.
- Luckily the Blues have beaten Chelsea on both of their last two visits to Goodison Park, the 2-0 win in the FA Cup last season and the 3-1 in September 2015.
- There have been plenty of goals in these games to date, 64 in total. It’s 32 each heading into this weekend’s clash.
- If Everton do get a goal it will be their 61st this season, equal best with the 2013/14 season and the most we’ve managed since 64 in 1995/96.
- Maybe that goal will come from the penalty spot, there’s certainly likely to be one given. There have been 49 awarded in Everton vs Chelsea games in all competitions, more than any other Everton fixture.
- Thibaut Courtois has conceded eight goals in three Premier League games against Everton, his second worst record in the division.
- Phil Jagielka has only managed three wins in 17 Premier League games against Chelsea.
- Diego Costa has managed four goals in four league games against Everton, only Swansea have conceded more goals to him.
- Romelu Lukaku is yet to score against Chelsea in a league game since departing Stamford Bridge. He’ll be keen to end that record.
- Should he bag a goal it will be the ninth consecutive home game he’s scored in, only Dixie Dean has scored in more consecutive home games for the club. He’ll also go level with the Golden Vision, Alex Young, in the scoring charts.