Koeman's Success At The Bridge

Ronald Koeman goes searching for another three points at Stamford Bridge on Saturday - but admits Everton are facing a much-improved Chelsea team to the one he masterminded a win against last season.

The Dutchman has a strong record against the Londoners, having collected four points from his two previous away trips to Saturday’s opponents.

Koeman’s Southampton side battled to a valiant 1-1 draw at Chelsea in March 2015 during his first year in charge at the club.

And last season, the Dutchman guided the Saints to one of their best results of the campaign - an excellent 3-1 win.

However, Koeman acknowledges former Italy national team coach Antonio Conte has transformed Chelsea since taking over in the summer.

They sit just one point off the top of the table and have won their last four Premier League matches without conceding a goal.

“I hope that [my record] is still okay after Saturday,” Koeman told evertontv. “We know that Chelsea is a strong team, a different team than last year.

“They play with a lot of intensity and are aggressive. They have a different system, have got a lot of clean sheets and are winning games.

“This Chelsea team is stronger than the Chelsea of last year.”

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