PMB: Chelsea v Everton - history
news Sat 26 Aug 2017
With another chapter in our long history playing Everton about to be written, club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton recall past encounters...
We Have History
Chelsea are seeking to extend our unbeaten home Premier League record against Everton to 23 games, although the Toffees have achieved six draws in their past 11 league visits to Stamford Bridge.
The Toffees’ run of 22 away games without a win at the Bridge is their longest in the Premier League. Only against Leeds (36) have they had a longer away run without a win in top-flight history.
Last season this fixture produced one of the most complete displays ever from the hosts. Veteran BBC commentator John Motson described it as ‘the best 90-minute performance I have ever seen in the Premier League.’
‘It was incredible. It was amazing, Chelsea’s touch play, their movement, their dominance, their finishing… There wasn’t a weakness because you saw all their strengths in that 90 minutes.
‘They tore Everton apart, they threw them on the bonfire on Guy Fawkes’ night. Chelsea were just out of this world.’
The fireworks came from right across the team, but especially brilliant Belgian Eden Hazard, whose scintillating show of skills was reminiscent of Gianfranco Zola at his best.
The last occasion Everton left the Bridge with a league win was in November 1994. It was the day the new North Stand – later renamed for Matthew Harding – was opened for the first time. Paul Rideout notched the only goal for the Toffees, who were languishing in the bottom three at the time.
Our last 10 league meetings at Stamford Bridge
Other match last season
30 April 2017 Premier League
Chelsea v Everton in all competitions
Games played 177
Chelsea wins 70
Everton wins 54
Head to head in the League at Stamford Bridge
Games played 78
Chelsea wins 40
Everton wins 12
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