With a rapid return to Premier League action on Sunday following our trip to Eastern Europe, club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview with key facts and figures ahead of the game...
Chelsea In Numbers
Maurizio Sarri’s side are seeking to extend our unbeaten record to 18 games since the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.
Chelsea (27 points) are five points better off than we were at the same stage last season, and have scored eight more goals.
At Stamford Bridge we have lost just two of our past 21 home league fixtures, winning 14 and drawing five.
The Blues have lost one of our last 18 Premier League matches home and away, winning 12 of them.
Sarri is the first Chelsea manager to remain unbeaten in his first 11 Premier League games and only the second in Premier League history.
Frank Clark - 11 (eight wins, three draws) - Nottingham Forest 1994/95
Maurizio Sarri - 11 (eight wins, three draws) - Chelsea 2018/19
Chelsea are unbeaten after the first 11 games of a top-flight season for the third time in our history, alongside 2005/06 (11 games) and 2014/15 (14).
Chelsea have scored more than twice as many goals in our opening 11 league games (27) as we did in our final 11 games last term (13).
Only league leaders Manchester City (33) have scored more Premier League goals this season than Chelsea (27).
Alvaro Morata is looking to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time.
Only league leaders Manchester City (27) have scored more Premier League goals this season than Chelsea (24).
Chelsea are unbeaten after the first 10 games of a top-flight season for just the fifth time in our history, alongside 1964/65 (10), 1966/67 (10), 2005/06 (11) and 2014/15 (14).
The Blues have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season than any other side (10).
Our record at the Bridge this term is six wins and two draws. Our last home defeat was against Tottenham on 1 April 12 games ago.
Last six games
Premier League scorers
Hazard 7 (2 pens), Morata 5, Pedro 4, Barkley 3, Willian 2, Alonso 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Kante 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Rudiger 1, own-goal 1
League games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 1
A home defeat: 9
Chelsea’s next three games
Saturday 24 November - Tottenham v Chelsea - Premier League
Thursday 29 November - Chelsea v PAOK - Europa League
Sunday 2 December - Chelsea v Fulham - Premier League
Our next goal at Stamford Bridge will be our 1000th scored at home in the Premier League. Only two teams have already achieved this milestone.
Our first home goal in the Premier League was scored by Mick Harford against Oldham on 15 August 1992. Didier Drogba notched our 500th on 30 September 2006 against Aston Villa. Both games ended 1-1.
In Borisov on Thursday night, Eden Hazard played his 313th game for the Blues, making him our fifth all-time overseas appearance maker behind Petr Cech 494, Didier Drogba 381, Branislav Ivanovic 377 and John Mikel Obi 372.
Andreas Christensen’s next appearance will be his 50th for Chelsea in all competitions.
If selected on Sunday, N’Golo Kante will make his 100th start for the club.
EVERTON IN NUMBERS
Formed 1878 as St Domingo FC
9 League championships, last in 1987
5 FA Cups, last in 1995
1 European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1985
9 FA Charity Shields (1 shared), last in 1995
Premier League - eighth
FA Cup - third round
Carabao Cup - fourth round
Europa League - group stage
Top scorer all competitions: Wayne Rooney 11
Everton took part in a historic friendly against Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC at Goodison Park on Tuesday. It was the first occasion an East African club side has played a Premier League club in the UK.
Everton have won one of their past 16 away Premier League games in London, losing their last four in a row, all during 2018.
Outside of the ‘big-six’ sides, only Bournemouth (20) have scored more goals than Everton (19) this season.
Everton have won four of their last five games in the Premier League, after winning just once in their previous eight in the competition.
Everton are winless in their last 30 away games against ‘big-six’ opposition (nine draws, 21 defeats), since beating Manchester United at Old Trafford in December 2013.
Only Tottenham have scored as many headed goals as Everton in the Premier League this season (six).
Manager Marco Silva
Days in charge: 165
Silva's managerial record v Chelsea
|29 Sep||Fulham (h)||W 3-0|
|2 Oct||Southampton (h) Carabao Cup||D 1-1 (lost on pens)|
|6 Oct||Leicester (a)||W 2-1|
|21 Oct||Crystal Palace (h)||W 2-0|
|28 Oct||Manchester United (a)||L 1-2|
|3 Nov||Brighton (h)||W 3-1|
Premier League scorers
Richarlison 6, Sigurdsson 5 (1 pen), Calvert-Lewin 2, Tosun 2, Walcott 2, Coleman 1, Keane 1
EVERTON’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME
Saturday 3 November
Everton 3 Brighton 1
Team 4-2-3-1: Pickford; Coleman (c), Keane, Zouma, Digne; Gomes, Gueye; Walcott (Calvert-Lewin 85), Sigurdsson (Mina 90), Bernard (Lookman 68); Richarlison
Scorers: Richarlison 26, 77, Coleman 50
League games since
An away win: 1
An away draw: 3
An away defeat: 0
THE TOFFEE'S MAJOR SUMMER MOVES
Bernard - Shakhtar Donetsk
Lucas Digne - Barcelona
Yerry Mina - Barcelona
Richarlison - Watford
Andre Gomes - Barcelona
Kurt Zouma - Chelsea
Ramiro Funes Mori - Villarreal
Davy Klaassen - Werder Bremen
Joel Robles - Real Betis
Wayne Rooney - DC United
Mo Besic - Middlesbrough
Yannick Bolasie - Aston Villa
Cuco Martina - Stoke
Kevin Mirallas - Fiorentina
Matthew Pennington - Ipswich
Sandro Ramirez - Real Sociedad
Nikola Vlasic - CSKA Moscow
Ashley Williams - Stoke
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Referee Kevin Friend is the official for his first Chelsea and Everton Premier League game this season, although he was the man in charge for our Carabao Cup tie at Liverpool. His last game at the Bridge was against West Ham in April.
There are no suspensions. On-loan Kurt Zouma, who has started Everton’s last eight Premier League matches, is ineligible.
From this season yellow cards will only count in the competition they are received. In the Premier League five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures will result in a one-match suspension.
Premier League bookings
Kante 2, Alonso 1, David Luiz 1, Hazard 1, Kovacic 1, Morata 1, Rudiger 1, Willian 1