Chelsea 2-1 Everton Highlights
Fernando Torres scored his first Premier League goal of 2013 as Chelsea marked Rafael Benitez’s last game as manager by securing third place and Champions League football for next season with a thrilling victory over Everton.
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Sunday, 19 May, 2013
Kick off: 16:00 GMT
1-0 Mata 7′
1-1 Naismith 14′
2-1 Torres 76′
Frank Lampard was Chelsea’s hero in the corresponding fixture, scoring twice to help the Blues come from behind to win 2-1 – as he did at Aston Villa last weekend.
Five of the last six league meetings at Stamford Bridge have been draws, Chelsea winning the other encounter 3-1 last season.
Everton have only won once at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League era, a 1-0 victory on 26 November 1994. (P20, W10, D9, L1).
For Chelsea to be forced into a play-off with Arsenal they would need to draw while the Gunners win, outscoring them by two goals in the process.
Only Arsenal (W6, D2) sit above Chelsea (W5, D2, L1) in the Premier League form table.
The Blues have not lost a league game at home since 2 January, a run of eight games unbeaten (W5, D3).
This will be Chelsea’s 69th game of the season compared to just 45 for Everton.
Frank Lampard’s goals in the corresponding fixture on 30 December took his tally this season to six. Since then he has notched 11 times, 9 in the league.
Everton have only won 21 of their 63 points this season on their travels (W4, D9, L5).
The Toffees are without a win in their last seven away games but have kept clean sheets in seven of their last nine league games.
Everton have finished above Liverpool in the top-flight for two successive seasons for the first time since 1937
David Moyes will be looking for his 174th win in his 427th and final Premier League match in charge of Everton.
Everton have won their last five Premier League games played on the final day of the season, including a 1-0 home win against Chelsea in 2010-11.