The most familiar of grounds awaits the Blues this weekend, and that and other notable facts and figures begins our preview of the trip to Everton...
Everton vs Chelsea head to head
Chelsea have won more games in all competitions against Everton than any other club – 73.
We have also scored more goals against the Toffees than any other side – 290.
Biggest league win for each team
Everton 6-0 Chelsea 1977/78Chelsea 6-0 Everton 1948/49
Chelsea’s biggest win at Everton: 6-3 in 2014/15
Our last meeting at Goodison Park
EVERTON 3 CHELSEA 1Premier League, Goodison Park, 07.12.19, 12.30pm
Everton (4-4-2) Pickford; Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne (Baines 82); Walcott (Bernard 85), Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson (c), Iwobi; Richarlison (Davies 70), Calvert-LewinUnused subs Stekelenberg, Tosun, Kean, NiasseCaretaker manager Duncan FergusonBooked Digne 29, Richarlison 41, Calvert-Lewin 68Scorers Richarlison 5, Calvert-Lewin 49, 84
Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; James (Batshuayi 81), Christensen, Zouma, Azpilicueta (c); Kante, Kovacic; Willian (Hudson-Odoi 70), Mount, Pulisic; AbrahamUnused subs Caballero, Tomori, Emerson, Jorginho, BarkleyInjured Loftus-Cheek, Rudiger, GiroudHead coach Frank LampardScorer Kovacic 52
Referee Craig PawsonAttendance 39,114
Frank Lampard’s side are looking to extend our unbeaten run (excluding penalty shoot-outs) to 18 games in all competitions since our defeat to Liverpool on 20 September.
Since the Liverpool defeat, we are unbeaten in nine Premier League matches (five wins, four draws), with only Tottenham on a longer current run in the competition (10).
Frank Lampard’s side have yet to lose when his side were leading this season.
Olivier Giroud is the first player to score in six consecutive Premier League starts for Chelsea since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in October 2001. At 34 years and 66 days, he is also the oldest player to achieve this in the Premier League.
Chelsea have now surpassed Arsenal in the all-time Premier League table wins since the Premier League began.
Edouard Mendy is leading the race for the Premier League Golden Glove with five clean sheets from seven games. Hugo Lloris also has five but from 11 matches.
Chelsea’s 25 goals have come from 13 different players (excluding own goals), four more than any other Premier League team.
Premier League scorers
Werner 4, Zouma 4, Abraham 3, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Chilwell 2, Giroud 1, Havertz 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Mount 1, Pulisic 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1, own goals 1
The following Chelsea milestones could be reached against Everton
Mateo Kovacic - 50th Premier League start.Kepa Arrizabalaga – 100th Chelsea appearance in all competitions.
Frank Lampard will take charge of his 50th Chelsea Premier League game. He has a 53 per cent win record. Only Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have a better record in that time.
Against Krasnodar the following milestones were achieved
Olivier Giroud - 100th appearance for the club in all competitions Emerson - 50th start in all competitions
Everton are seeking a first league clean sheet since the opening day of the season against Tottenham. They have conceded in 10 consecutive Premier League games, their longest run without a clean sheet in the competition since November 2017 (12 games).
Everton have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League home games against London sides, defeating Chelsea twice in that time.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are hoping to avoid a third successive home league defeat for the first time since March 2016.
Everton have won seven points from their five home games this term:West Brom W 5-2Brighton W 4-2Liverpool D 2-2Man Utd L 1-3Leeds L 0-1
Since their victory against Brighton on 3 October, the Toffees have only won one of their subsequent seven league games, losing four.
The Toffees have scored seven headed goals in the Premier League this term, more than any other team.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the leading scorer in the Premier League this season with 11 goals from 11 appearances.
Only Leeds, Fulham and West Brom have conceded more goals than Everton in the Premier League this season (18).
Everton Premier League scorers
Calvert-Lewin 11, Rodriguez 3, Keane 2, Bernard 1, Doucoure 1, Mina 1, Richarlison 1 (pen)
Carlo Ancelotti’s managerial record in all competitions against Chelsea
Won 0Drawn 0Lost 1
Everton's last Premier League game
Saturday 5 DecemberBurnley 1 Everton 1Team 3-4-2-1: Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane (c); Iwobi, Doucoure (Sigurdsson 81), Allan (Tosun 89), Delph (Gomes 29); Rodriguez, Richarlison; Calvert-LewinScorer: Calvert-Lewin 45+3
Who moved to Everton in the summer
Allan - NapoliAbdoulaye Doucoure - WatfordBen Godfrey - NorwichNiels Nkounkou - MarseilleRobin Olsen - RomaJames Rodriguez - Real Madrid
There are no suspensions
In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Everton: Allan 4, Doucoure 3, Bernard 1, Calvert-Lewin 1, Gomes 1, Holgate 1, Mina 1, Nkounkou 1, Richarlison 1, Rodriguez 1, Tosun 1
Chelsea: James 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Havertz 1, Kante 1, Mount 1, Ziyech 1, Zouma 1