Everton out to put an end to horror Stamford Bridge winless streak against Chelsea tomorrow
Everton will be desperate to put an end to their horror winless run at Stamford Bridge when they travel to the capital to take on Chelsea on Saturday (18 March).
According to the official Chelsea website, the west London club have played 27 Premier League matches against Everton at Stamford Bridge since their last defeat, their best-ever run in the competition.
Against no other club have Chelsea enjoyed a longer unbeaten run at their home stadium in their top-flight history.
The run of 27 games without a victory is Everton’s longest such away run at another Premier League club. Only against Leeds between 1946 and 2001 have the Toffees had a worse run in top-flight history, going 35 matches without victory.
The worrying figures do not stop there, however, with Chelsea having scored 294 goals against Everton in all competitions, 24 more than they have managed against any other club.
Sean Dyche’s men will be eager to overcome such issues as they seek to climb the Premier League table, where they currently occupy 15th place.
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Unfortunately for Everton, it isn’t just Chelsea that they have issues with when it comes to clubs from the capital. The Toffees have not won any of their past 11 Premier League away matches against London clubs.
The dismal run involves three draws and eight defeats, with the Merseyside outfit failing to score in each of the last four such meetings.
It will be a big ask for Dyche’s side to take anything home from Stamford Bridge, not only given their previous failings, but also because of Chelsea’s resurgence in recent weeks.
After a miserable run, Graham Potter’s men have now won their last three matches in all competitions, defeating Leeds and Leicester in the Premier League and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Dyche’s most recent trip to London ended in a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Arsenal at the beginning of March, just a month after the Toffees defeated the Gunners 1-0 at Goodison Park in the manager’s first game in charge.