Opta Stats: Everton v Chelsea

Can Sam Allardyce inspire Everton when they host Chelsea?
Can Sam Allardyce inspire Everton when they host Chelsea?

Two in-form sides meet when Everton host Chelsea. Opta tries to prise them apart.

"Sam Allardyce has won his last two Premier League encounters with Chelsea – as many as he won in his first 24 against the Blues."

Everton are 2.486/4 in the double chance market.

Everton have lost their last three Premier League games against Chelsea by an aggregate score of 0-10, losing 2-0 in the reverse fixture in August this season. Chelsea are 1.664/6 to win.

The Blues have won their last four matches against the Toffees in all competitions, their best run against them since a run of five wins between April 2002 and November 2003. Chelsea are 2.68/5 to win half-time/full-time.

Chelsea have won three matches against Everton in all competitions in 2017 - only once previously have they beaten a single opponent on four occasions within a calendar year (1990 vs Crystal Palace). The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is 4.77/2.

Chelsea have scored 10 goals in their last three league visits to Goodison Park, as many as they had in their previous 11 at the ground. Over 2.5 goals is 2.021/1.

After winning their first three away league games this season, Chelsea have won just three of their last six (D1 L2). Everton are 6.411/2 to win.

In their last game, Chelsea won by a 1-0 scoreline for the 125th time in the Premier League - only one club has had a repeat scoreline more often in the competition (Tottenham, 1-1 126 times). Chelsea are 7.413/2 to win 1-0.

Sam Allardyce has won his last two Premier League encounters with Chelsea - as many as he won in his first 24 against the Blues. Allardyce will become the first Premier League manager to win against Chelsea with five different clubs if he wins this game; he is currently tied on four with Roy Hodgson. Everton are 2.486/4 in the double chance market.

Wayne Rooney has scored 10 goals in 16 Premier League appearances so far this season - this is the fewest tally of games that it's taken him to reach 10 goals in a league season since 2011-12 (14 games). Rooney is 4.30100/30 to score.

Cesc Fabregas has had a hand in seven goals in his last five Premier League appearances at Goodison Park (three goals, four assists). Fabregas is 5.59/2 to find the net.

Alvaro Morata has had a hand in seven goals in his seven away Premier League appearances this season (5 goals, 2 assists). Morata is 2.111/10 to score.

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