Premier League Preview: Chelsea vs. Everton

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  • Everton hasn’t won fixture since 1994
  • Chelsea leads all-time 68W-53D-54L
  • Toffees took 4 of 6 pts last season

Chelsea can put a 7-point gap between itself and Everton with a win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (Watch live, 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBC and online via NBC Sports).

The Blues enter the day a point out of first place, but four points ahead of sixth-place Everton.

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Ronald Koeman has had success at Stamford Bridge, taking four of six points from two trips to Chelsea as manager of Southampton.

Everton’s had less luck, their draw last season providing its first point at the Bridge since 2010.

John Terry could return for Chelsea, which has won four-straight PL matches by clean sheet.

What they’re saying

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte on Everton“They’re very dangerous. Last season we didn’t beat Everton. It’s important to remember this, me and my players, and our fans. Tomorrow I am waiting for the great support of our fans. We know we face a strong team with many good players, fast players, with good technique. We must pay great attention.”

Ronald Koeman on Chelsea under Conte“They play with a lot of intensity and are aggressive. They have a different system, have got a lot of clean sheets and are winning games. This Chelsea team is stronger than the Chelsea of last year.”

Prediction

Romelu Lukaku will be a test for the Chelsea back line, but home field should prove just a bit too much for the Toffees. We’ll peg the Blues for a 1-0 win.