Chelsea

9 Things You NEED To Know Chelsea vs Everton

Chelsea hit their stride in their last outing, hitting 5 past Blackburn in a 5-1 victory. Chelsea covered a total of 123.8km in that game, with evergreen midfielder Frank Lampard covering 12.3km, second only to Raul Meireles with 13.1km

Lampard hit a hat trick versus Blackburn to silence his critics and now joins Edin Dezeko, Wayne Rooney, Andrew Johnson, Sergio Aguero and Demba Ba on the list of six players who have scored three or more goals in a single fixture this season

Lampard’s hat trick moved him up 87 places in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index to 10th overall, and the 2nd highest ranking English midfielder after Ashley Young. He now joins Gabriel Agbonlahor as the joint 4th top scorer in the Barclays Premier League and is the highest scoring midfielder.

Lampard has also won 57% of tackles and contributed two assists
Daniel Sturridge’s two goals moved him up 148 places to 65th overall in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. The young striker has averaged a shot at goal every 19 minutes this season getting 58% of efforts on target

Chelsea’s visitors Everton suffered a derby defeat at the hands of Liverpool on their last outing

The match was dominated by Jack Rodwell’s sending off, over which Liverpool successfully appealed. The talented youngster has won 82% of tackles this season, giving away just 3 fouls

Everton covered a total of 106.6km in that game, with Fellaini covering the most ground with 12.1km. Fellaini has been Everton’s hardest working player in every one of his games this season

Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are Everton’s top ranked players in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index in 91st and 92nd place respectively. Baines has won 77% of tackles so far this season while Jagielka is still yet to lose a tackle all season

Baines has also contributed to his side’s attack, putting in 15 crosses so far this season

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