Bridge Too Hard To Cross

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Chelsea's Jose Mourinho is now unbeaten in 73 matches as an EPL manager. Image courtesy of skysports.com

Knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend by Manchester City, Chelsea can now concentrate on the Premier League and maintaining top spot. The Pensioners are also keen to maintain their imposing record this season at Stamford Bridge, where no team has been able to topple them in 13 League fixtures. Even more impressive, the Londoners haven’t lost in their past 18 home games against Everton, having notched nine wins and nine draws. It reinforces the belief that ‘Stamford is a Bridge too hard to cross’ for most teams.

Having lost two of their last three, the Toffees face a daunting task at the Bridge against a side which is enjoying the longest unbeaten run in the League (11 games – 8 wins & 3 draws). Everton’s Roberto Martinez isn’t fond of Stamford Bridge, having lost all four of his previous EPL trips there as a manager. Sandwiched in between away losses to top-five sides Tottenham and Liverpool, the Dogs of War notched a 2-1 home victory over Aston Villa. Their last winning road trip was against Swansea City in late-December.

On the other hand, Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho loves coaching sides for home outings. His unbeaten home record as a Premier League boss now stands at 73 matches, consisting of 57 wins and 16 draws. Some of the Blue Lions’ recent Bridge beltings include 3-0 over Newcastle and 3-1 against Man U.

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