Everton aiming to end 29-year winless run against Chelsea
Everton will try to end a 29-year winless run after they journey to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday.
After successful simply three matches beneath Frank Lampard this season, Sean Dyche has managed to instigate an upturn in fortunes since his arrival.
The previous Burnley boss has already overseen three wins in his seven video games in cost, together with a 1-0 victory over Brentford final weekend.
Dwight McNeil‘s first-minute effort proved to be the successful purpose, guaranteeing all three of Everton’s victories beneath Dyche have resulted in a 1-0 scoreline.
The Toffees, who at present occupy fifteenth place, nonetheless stay firmly in a relegation battle with one level separating them from the underside three.
If Dyche is to safe a fourth win of his Everton tenure on Saturday then he’ll want to end a 29-year winless run.
The Toffees have failed to win a top-flight away sport against Chelsea since a Paul Rideout purpose guided them to a slender 1-0 in November 1994.
Everton held Chelsea to a good 1-1 draw of their most up-to-date away journey to Stamford Bridge in December 2021.
Regardless of choosing up some extent, the outcome prolonged Everton’s winless run in Premier League away video games against Chelsea to 27 matches, with 15 of these conferences ending in defeat.
The Toffees have additionally struggled of their current journeys to the English capital, after failing to win their earlier 11 Premier League away matches against London sides.
Having failed to rating of their away conferences with Arsenal, West Ham United, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur this season, the Toffees may go 5 away video games with out scoring a league purpose in London for the primary time since 2005.
Though Everton misplaced 1-0 when the 2 sides met at Goodison Park in September, they might take confidence from the truth that they’ve recorded a victory over Chelsea in every of their final 4 top-flight campaigns.
In consequence, they now have the possibility to declare a win against the Blues for a fifth straight season, which is a feat they haven’t achieved because the Thirties.
The Toffees are nonetheless with out the companies of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Andros Townsend for Saturday’s away journey, whereas Nathan Patterson is a doubt.