Chelsea face an out of sorts Everton side at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime searching for another important three points in the English Premier League.

The Blues have a six-point cushion on fifth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers but they cannot afford any slip ups which may allow the chasing pack to make up ground.

Ahead of the match on Merseyside, we take a look back at previous meetings as we summarise Everton v Chelsea ‘in numbers’.

15 – The two sides’ contrasting form has resulted in Chelsea leading Everton by 15 points in the English Premier League table

0 – Chelsea have failed to win any of their last three matches against Everton while they have also failed to score in all three games

41 – Two goals in the final 41 minutes of the match saw Everton defeat Chelsea 2-0 at Goodison Park last season

2017 – Chelsea winger Willian netted the South West Londoners’ last goal against Everton as The Blues won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in October 2017

67 – Chelsea had 67% of the possession in last season’s 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park

1908 – Chelsea won 3-0 on their first visit to Goodison Park in April 1908 in an old Division One fixture

1 – Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings between the two clubs in all competitions

3 – Chelsea’s number three, Marcos Alonso, gave away a penalty kick as The Blues lost 2-0 at Goodison Park in the same fixture last season

20 – Three goals in a 20-minute spell saw Chelsea defeat Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park in April 2017, The Blues’ last victory over The Toffees on Merseyside

9 – There have been nine goals scored in two previous meetings at Goodison Park. Everton beat Chelsea 7-2  in 1931 while Chelsea were 6-3 winners on Merseyside in 2014.

Saturday’s fixture is scheduled to kick-off at 12.30pm and will be screened live on BT Sport 1.