• The Toffees have averaged the highest possession figure in the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season so far (64.1%).
  • Chelsea have won just two of their last 10 Barclays Premier League trips to Merseyside (W2 D2 L6).
  • Should Everton fail to win this match, it’ll be only the fourth time in the last 43 seasons that the Toffees have not won any of their first four league games of a season.
  • Everton have drawn their first three league games of 2013-14 – only three sides in Barclays Premier League history have drawn their opening four.
  • Romelu Lukaku was the only player in the Premier League last season to score 4+ goals with his left foot, right foot & head. However, he will be ineligible for this game against his parent club.
  • During his time at City, only Michael Carrick (8125) attempted more passes than Gareth Barry (7561) in the Premier League.
  • The Toffees have averaged 519 passes per game so far under Roberto Martinez in the Premier League – up from 416 per game last season under David Moyes.
  • Only West Ham (6) and Everton (5) have allowed fewer opposition shots on target than Chelsea (8) so far this season.
  • Roberto Martinez has won just one of his last 11 games as a manager in the Barclays Premier League (W1 D6 L4).
  • All 10 of the scoring opportunities Eden Hazard has created for his team-mates this season have come from open play.