Premier League In Focus – Chelsea vs Everton Preview

When? Sunday 27th August, 13:30 (UK)

Where? Stamford Bridge

Are tickets still available?

Chelsea -

Everton - Sold out

Last five head-to-head meetings - Chelsea W2, Everton W2, D1.

Last season saw an aggregate scoreline of 8-0 to Chelsea as they thrashed Everton 5-0 at Stamford Bridge and then ran out 3-0 winners at Goodison Park in April.

Of those eight goals, both Eden Hazard and Pedro are the only players to have scored more than once (two goals each).

In the last six Premier League meetings between the two clubs, Chelsea have scored 19 goals - an average of 3.16 goals per game.

Everton have lost four of those six matches and conceded 15 goals in the process, shipping an average of 3.75 goals per game in those losses.

Ronald Koeman will be looking for his first Premier League win over Antonio Conte, with the Italian currently 2-0 up in this personal managerial battle.

This is a fixture which is steeped in history as the two clubs have met 176 times prior to Sunday. Chelsea have come out on top 70 times, Everton have won 54 times and there have been 52 draws.

In the Premier League era, these two ever-presents have faced off 50 times. Chelsea have won 48% of these encounters (24 wins) with Everton winning 18% (nine wins). The remaining 17 matches (34%) have ended in draws.

The last time these two sides met at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were only a few weeks into their new 3-4-3 formation. This was the game in which the system really clicked as they put five past Everton that evening.