Chelsea defeated Everton on Saturday in a cracking encounter involving 5 goals all to the home team.
The Blues produced an irresistible performance with Belgian forward Eden Hazard scoring twice to inspire a fifth successive win for his team without conceding a goal.
Marcos Alonso, Diego Costa and Pedro completed Chelsea’s biggest victory under new boss Antonio Conte, and sixth-placed Everton’s heaviest defeat by far since Ronald Koeman became manager in the close season.
Here are some facts and stats concerning the game:
- Chelsea have won five of their six Premier League home games this season, as many as they managed in the whole of the 2015/16 season.
- There were 23 passes in the build-up for Eden Hazard’s second goal, the most before a goal in the Premier League this season.
- Everton have conceded five or more goals in a Premier League game for the first time since shipping six against Chelsea in August 2014.
- Everton striker Romelu Lukaku did not manage a single touch inside the penalty area, and is yet to score against his old club.
- The Toffees failed to provide a single shot on target in the game.
- Chelsea stopped a team from a having a shot in the first half of a Premier League game for the first time since January 2013 against Reading.
- It was the first time Hazard has scored two or more at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League since February 2014.
- Diego Costa has had a hand in more goals than any other Premier League player this season (9 goals, 3 assists).