Opta Stats: Chelsea v Everton

19May 2013

England - Premier League


Chelsea have guaranteed themselves a place in the Champions League next season, but still need a result against Everton to ensure that they finish third and avoid a  possible play-off against Arsenal.


Six of the last 12 Barclays Premier League meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw, with Everton and Chelsea securing three wins apiece. You can back the  draw at 4.2.


Everton have won only one of their previous 20 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge (Nov 1994). A Chelsea win can be backed at 1.7.


Steven Pienaar has scored in the opening five minutes in both of the last two games between Everton and Chelsea in the Premier League. The South African is available  at 22.0 to score the first goal.


Chelsea are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches (W5 D2); their longest such run under Rafael Benitez. The Blues are 1.3 to finish the season in third place.


Since the start of 2011, Everton have collected just four points (D4 L7) from the 11 Premier League away games against the current top five in the table. The Double  Chance bet of Chelsea and the draw can be backed at 1.15.


Chelsea have won the most points in games between the top six sides in the Premier League table this season (17). You can find odds of 3.0 that Chelsea will win to nil.


Since the start of 2009-10, Everton have won only three of their 20 Premier League away games in London (D11 L6). The odds of an Everton win are a distant 5.6.


This match will be Chelsea's 69th game of the season in all competitions. In comparison, this will be Everton's 45th. Everton's fresher legs are available at 2.8 to score the first goal.


Chelsea have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season (16), while only Wigan (15) have conceded more in this manner than Everton (14). Having  headed the winner in the Europa League Final, Branislav Ivanovic is 6.6 to score again.


Everton have won their last five Premier League games played on the final day of the season, including a 1-0 home win against Chelsea in 2010-11. A repeat of that  scoreline is priced at 19.0.



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Keywords: Opta Stats, Chelsea, Everton

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