PMB: Everton v Chelsea - history

With the help of club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton, we look back on some past encounters with today's opponents...

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This weekend’s game will be Chelsea’s 88th competitive match at Goodison Park, the Blues’ most visited away ground.

The Londoners have won 72 times in all competitions against Everton – more than against any other club.

The first visit was a Division One encounter in April 1908, and ‘Gatling Gun’ George Hilsdon’s hat-trick in the Pensioners’ 3-0 victory helped the club finish as London’s highest place team for the first time a few weeks later.

A century ago on 30 August 1919 this was opening fixture of the first season since the end of World War One. Chelsea shocked the hosts – defending English champions from 1914/15 – by winning 3-2, Harold Halse hitting the winner.

Gordon Davies was the Blues’ hat-trick hero on Merseyside 65 years later. John Neal’s side led 1-0, 3-1, and finally 4-3 against Howard Kendall’s powerful team, who went on to win the league.

More recently Chelsea have won six of our past 10 Premier League games against Everton, losing just once, keeping clean sheets in each of the last five encounters.

The last win at Goodison was in April 2017, and helped clinch the Premier League title under Antonio Conte. A feisty first half finished goalless, but Pedro whipped in an unstoppable shot soon after the interval and Gary Cahill added a second from a corner. Willian notched a third. Take a look at the highlights here.


On 17 March 1952 it was reported that FA Cup semi-finalists Chelsea’s vice-chairman Jack Budd had died at a London hospital, aged 53. The affable 6ft 8in tall former Olympic water polo player had served on the Chelsea board for two decades.



Biggest league win at Everton for each team

Everton 6-0 Chelsea - 29/04/1978
Everton 3-6 Chelsea - 30/08/2014


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