'Record breakers for wrong reasons' - Three key stats ahead of Everton vs Chelsea

Chelsea will travel north to Goodison Park this weekend in search of a third consecutive win as they bounce back from defeat to Manchester United in their hopes of maintaining their position as favourites to secure the Premier League title with their fate in their own hands.

Tottenham will be breathing down their necks, whilst Everton will also have something to play for as they aim to beat Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal to sixth place.

What do the stats say ahead of the game? Here, we have picked out three key numbers ahead of the game…

11 – Chelsea have gone 11 games without a clean sheet, their longest run since 1996

Given Chelsea’s form as they have raced to the top of the Premier League throughout this season, it may come as a bit of a shock to see that their defence has been so leaky of late yet they have continued to pick up the points week in, week out.

Up against a potent Everton attack, the Blues will be tested again this weekend but could be forced to stand firm and keep a shut out if they are to leave Merseyside with the three points that they need to maintain their title push.

With Thibaut Courtois in goal and the first choice back three in front of him, Antonio Conte will be desperate for his players to turn things around and begin to show some defensive solidity.

Read on over the next few pages to see what other key stats make Sunday’s clash a fascinating one…

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