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PMB: Everton v Chelsea - the numbers


Back from the big win in Ukraine, attention turns quickly to Sunday on Merseyside. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the game at Goodison with key facts and figures...


Chelsea In Numbers

Chelsea are four points up compared with the same period last season.

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Chelsea have only conceded four goals in the final 15 minutes of matches in the Premier League this season; the joint-lowest with Manchester City.


A total of 32 per cent (16) of Chelsea’s 50 Premier League goals have been scored in the last 15 minutes.

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Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 48 per cent of Chelsea’s 50 Premier League goals this season (13 goals, 11 assists), the highest ratio in the division.

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Since September 2013, Willian has scored 11 direct free-kick goals in all competitions, more than any other Premier League player.

Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante have started every Premier League game this season.
 


Last six games


Premier League scorers

Hazard 10 (3 pens), Pedro 7, Morata 5, Barkley 3, Kante 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Willian 3, Alonso 1, David Luiz 1, Giroud 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Rudiger 1, own-goal 1

 

League games since

An away win: 0
An away draw: 7
An away defeat: 3

 

Chelsea’s next three games

Sunday 31 March - Cardiff v Chelsea - Premier League

Monday 8 April - Chelsea v West Ham - Premier League

Thursday 11 April - Slavia Prague v Chelsea - Europa League


MILESTONES

Sunday’s game at Goodison Park will be the 600th Premier League game since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. We have won 375 of the 599 games to date.


EVERTON IN NUMBERS

Formed 1878 as St Domingo FC

Major trophies
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


Everton have won 22 points from 15 games at Goodison Park this season.

Since 5 December, Everton have won six points (one win, three draws) at Goodison Park from eight matches. Five of their six home wins this season were achieved by 24 November.

Only Huddersfield (eight) and Fulham (nine) have lost more Premier League matches in 2019 than Everton (six).

Marco Silva has taken three points in his last 12 Premier League games against the ‘big six’ (three draws, nine defeats) since a 2-1 win with Watford against Arsenal in October 2017.

No side has conceded more goals resulting from corners in the Premier League this season than Everton (eight).

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Everton have not won any of the 16 games they have been behind in a game, drawing three and losing 13.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has had more shots on target (26) and shots off target (17) in the Premier League than any other Everton player.

Jordan Pickford is the only Toffees player to start every Premier League game this term.


Manager Marco Silva
Days in charge: 290
Played 34
Won 12
Drawn 8
Lost 14

Marco Silva’s managerial record against Chelsea
Won 0
Drawn 1
Lost 4



 


Premier League scorers

Richarlison 11, Sigurdsson 11 (2 pens), Calvert-Lewin 6, Digne 3, Walcott 3, Tosun 2, Coleman 1, Gomes 1, Keane 1, Mina 1, Zouma 1.


EVERTON’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME

Saturday 9 March
Newcastle United 3 Everton 2
Team 4-2-3-1: Pickford; Kenny, Keane (Walcott 87), Zouma, Digne; Gomes, Gueye; Richarlison (Mina 75), Sigurdsson (c), Bernard (Lookman 82); Calvert-Lewin.
Booked Kenny 53
Scorers: Calvert-Lewin 18, Richarlison 32
Attendance: 52,242

 

League games since
A home win: 3
A home draw: 0
A home defeat: 1
 

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.

Kurt Zouma is ineligible to play against his parent club.

From this season yellow cards count only for the competition in which they are received. The deadline for suspension for accumulating five bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 10 cautions before the 32nd game to escape a two-match ban.

Premier League bookings
Jorginho 6, Alonso 5, RUdiger 5, David Luiz 3, KantE 3, Morata 3, Hazard 2, Arrizabalaga 1, Azpilicueta 1, Barkley 1, Christensen 1, FAbregas 1, Giroud 1, Kovacic 1, Pedro 1, Willian 1

 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Anthony Taylor is the official for his third Blues game this season. The others were our defeat at Arsenal in January and our quarter-final Carabao Cup tie against Bournemouth in December

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