These two sides tend to be tough to split: Chelsea have drawn more league games with Everton and Arsenal (50) than any other teams, but there appears to be a distinct gap in quality at present.
Everton huffed and puffed to a frustrating 1-1 draw away at Burnley last week but Carlo Ancelotti will be plotting revenge after his Toffees side were thumped 4-0 in this meeting last season.
Everton have won 40% of their last 20 home league games and Chelsea have lost 30% of their last 20 away league games.
The last time Chelsea won away in the league was 1 game ago against Newcastle. The last time Everton lost a home league game was 1 match ago against Leeds.
Everton last kept a clean sheet at home 10 games ago, and have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 20 home games. Chelsea last failed to score away in the league 3 games ago and have missed the net in 3 of their last 20 away league games.
Of the 8 league games Everton has won at home, they scored first 7 times. Of the 6 away games Chelsea has lost, they conceded first 4 times.
Everton have won their last two Premier League home games against Chelsea, last winning three in a row against the Blues between February 2010-February 2012.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight Premier League meetings with Everton, losing both games in which they conceded (W4 D2).
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