Magic Numbers: Chelsea
The facts and figures surrounding the Blues v Blues clash.
Everton head into Sunday's meeting with Chelsea chasing a third successive win.
Here we look at the clash with the aid of facts, stats and numbers...
Successive Premier League games in which Everton have scored, the longest such run for any side this season. The Blues have also conceded in 14 successive Premier League games, again the longest sequence for any side in the current campaign.
Goals in all competitions for Nikica Jelavic in 2012, the most by any Everton player during the year. Next best is Marouane Fellaini’s tally of 11 strikes.
Minutes taken by Dixie Dean to score five goals against Chelsea at Goodison in November 1931, our last treble against the Stamford Bridge side. Included in that tally was a hat-trick of headers within a 10-minute spell, which stood as a domestic record until it was broken by Huddersfield’s Jordan Rhodes in October 2009.
Games against Chelsea after Sunday for David Moyes as Everton boss, matching the Club record for the most matches for one manager against the same side. The record was originally set by Howard Kendall against Liverpool during his three spells at Goodison.
Appearances for Tim Howard in all competitions so far in 2012, more than any other Everton player. Should he play on Sunday, the American will match Neville Southall’s feat of 1988-92 of being ever-present for the Toffees in the league in five successive calendar years. Technically the American will exceed the Welshman’s feat if he remains on the pitch, as the legendary keeper was sent-off at QPR in his final game of 1992!
Points for Everton in the Premier League in 2012, the most in a calendar year since the title-winning year of 1987, when the Blues acquired 82 points. Only Manchester United (90) and Manchester City (83) have more in 2012, with Chelsea in fourth-place on 65 points.
League games between the two clubs, with Chelsea leading 51-48 on victories. The Toffees have won seven of the 40 Premier League encounters between the two sides.
Goals scored by Everton in all competitions at Goodison under David Moyes.
All stats courtesy of Gavin Buckland (@GavinBuckland1).