• On home soil, Everton have lost just two of their last seven top-flight encounters with the Blues (W4 D1), albeit with those defeats coming in the last three clashes at Goodison Park.
  • Chelsea have shipped a total of eight goals in their last three away Premier League games, twice as many as they conceded in the seven games on the road before that.
  • The Merseysiders have won just one of their last six Premier League encounters with Chelsea, losing each of the other five.
  • Last season's meeting between these two sides at Goodison Park ended in a 6-3 win for the Blues - only six games in PL history have produced more goals.
  • Everton have failed to score in two consecutive PL games. They last failed to score in three back in April 2006 when they ultimately went four fixtures without scoring.
  • The Blues have registered just two wins in their last seven PL games, drawing two and losing three.
  • Chelsea have picked up just four points from their opening four PL games this season, their worst start to a campaign since 1995/96 (3 pts).
  • Eden Hazard has failed to score in any of his last seven PL games, the second-longest goal drought of his career (he hit nine games without a goal in September 2013).
  • With 39 league goals, John Terry is the highest scoring member of Chelsea's current squad in the Premier League.
  • The Blues have conceded 2+ goals in four consecutive games (all venues) for the first time since December 2006.