It's Monday night football at the Bridge and our countdown to kick-off continues with a round-up of all the facts and figures for this meeting with the side from Goodison...
Chelsea vs Everton head to head
If Chelsea avoid defeat, we will extend our unbeaten home run against Everton in the Premier League to 26 games. Only against Tottenham have we had a longer unbeaten home run in top-flight history (27 between 1990-2016).
The Toffees run of 25 games without a win is their longest away at another club in the Premier League. Only against Leeds (35 between 1946-2001) have they had a longer away run without a win in top-flight history.
The last occasion Everton came away from the Bridge with a league win was in November 1994, when Glenn Hoddle was in charge, on the day the new North Stand (now Matthew Harding Stand) was opened for the first time. Paul Rideout notched the only goal for the Toffees who were in the bottom three at the time.
Everton are seeking a first league double against Chelsea since 1978/79 when Gordon Lee was in charge. The last ex-Chelsea manager to achieve a top-flight double against the Blues was Dave Sexton in 1974/75 with QPR.
Chelsea have scored 290 goals against the Toffees in all competitions, 24 more than against any other side.
The Blues have kept a clean sheet in six of our past nine Premier League meetings with Everton, losing each of the three games when we conceded.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side won the reverse fixture at Goodison Park in December by the only goal scored after 21 minutes by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Biggest league win for each team
Everton 6-0 Chelsea - 1977/78
Chelsea 6-0 Everton - 1948/49
Everton’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 3-1 in 1912/13
Last season’s corresponding match
CHELSEA 4 EVERTON 0
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 08.03.20, 2pm
Chelsea (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso; Barkley, Gilmour, Mount (James 60); Willian (Anjorin 71), Giroud (Broja 85), Pedro.
Unused subs Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Batshuayi.
Booked Zouma 81
Scorers Mount 14, Pedro 21, Willian 51, Giroud 54
Head coach Frank Lampard
Everton (4-4-2) Pickford; Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Bernard (Walcott h/t), Davies (Kean 57), Gomes, Sigurdsson (c); Calvert-Lewin (Gordon 76), Richarlison.
Unused subs Stekelenburg, Baines, Mina, Iwobi.
Booked Gomes 53, Holgate 90+1
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
Referee Kevin Friend
Chelsea are hoping to extend our unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 games since our defeat at Leicester on 19 January.
Since Tuchel took charge of his first league game at Chelsea on 27 January, only Manchester City (24) have picked up more points than the Blues during his eight league games as head coach (18).
The Blues are looking to keep five consecutive home clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since January 2015 under Jose Mourinho.
Thomas Tuchel could become the first manager in Premier League history to see his side keep a clean sheet in his first five home games in charge in the competition.
Edouard Mendy has kept 12 clean sheets in 22 Premier League starts (55 per cent). Of the 210 goalkeepers to have started at least 10 games in the competition, he is the only one to keep a clean sheet in more than half.
Prior to this round of fixtures, only Man City (15) have kept more Premier League clean sheets than Chelsea (13).
Kevin De Bruyne was the last opponent to score a league goal at the Bridge in Man City’s 3-1 win on 3 January.
Chelsea have only lost two home games in all competitions in the last 25, winning 16 of them. Our two defeats in that time were to Liverpool (0-2) and Man City (1-3).
All five of Mason Mount's Premier League goals this season have come away from home.
Premier League scorers
Abraham 6, Jorginho 5 (5 pens), Mount 5 (1 pen), Werner 5, Giroud 4, Zouma 4, Chilwell 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Havertz 1, James 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1.
This season’s Premier League stats (26 games)
Most appearances: Doucoure 25, Keane 25, Sigurdsson 25
Most goals: Calvert-Lewin 13, Richarlison 6, Rodriguez 5
Most assists: Digne 6, Rodriguez 4, Sigurdsson 4
Most clean sheets: Pickford 6
Going into the weekend, the Toffees are fifth with 46 points from 26 games, one point behind Chelsea in fourth.
Everton are one of nine sides with a better away league record than at home this season at the start of this weekend – 29 points compared to 17 at Goodison Park. The others are Chelsea, Man Utd, Leicester, Arsenal, Leeds, Aston Villa, Brighton and Fulham.
Everton have only failed to score in one of their 13 Premier League away games this season, fewer than any other side.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored eight of their 20 away league goals so far this term. The only Everton player to score nine on the road in a Premier League campaign is Romelu Lukaku, who did so in both 2015/16 and 2016/17.
Everton have scored 11 headed goals this season, more than any other Premier League side, going into the weekend.
Richarlison has scored in each of his last four Premier League games.
Premier League scorers
Calvert-Lewin 13, Richarlison 6 (1 pen), Rodriguez 5, Sigurdsson 4 (2 pens), Keane 3, Doucoure 2, Mina 2, Bernard 1, Holgate 1, Iwobi 1, own-goal 1
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won all three league games in the capital this season.
Everton are unbeaten in their last nine away league games, winning seven and drawing two. They opened the scoring in all nine of these victories.
The Toffees have won nine away league games this season, their joint-most on the road in a Premier League campaign with 2008/09.
They have the fourth best away record before this round of fixtures, winning 29 points from 13 games.
Carlo Ancelotti’s managerial record against Chelsea
Everton’s last Premier League game
Thursday 4 March
West Brom 0 Everton 1
Team 4-4-2: Pickford; Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Digne (c); Iwobi (Allan 58), Doucoure (Sigurdsson 64), Gomes, Bernard (King 84); Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Scorer: Richarlison 65
Everton’s January transfer window
Josh King Bournemouth, loan
Beni Baningime Derby, loan
Jarrad Branthwaite Blackburn, loan
Yannick Bolasie Middlesbrough, loan
Anthony Gordon Preston, loan
Jonjoe Kenny Celtic, loan
Jonas Lossl Midtjylland
Cenk Tosun Besiktas, loan
There are no suspensions.
The suspension for five bookings has passed. Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including our 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Kante 6, Azpilicueta 4, Chilwell 3, James 3, Thiago Silva 3, Ziyech 3, Alonso 2, Havertz 2, Kovacic 2, Mount 2, Pulisic 2, Christensen 1, Giroud 1, Zouma 1
Everton: Doucoure 6, Holgate 5, Allan 4, Godfrey 4, Calvert-Lewin 3, Richarlison 3, Keane 3, Rodriguez 3, Gomes 3, Bernard 2, Davies 1, Mina 1, Nkounkou 1, Olsen 1, Pickford 1, Sigurdsson 1, Tosun 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
VAR: Craig Pawson
Chris Kavanagh’s only other Chelsea game this season was our 3-0 win against West Ham in December at the Bridge.