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Everton boss Roberto Martinez is relishing the opportunity of pulling off a Premier League double over leaders Chelsea in Saturday's lunch-time kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea's record in the league at the Bridge under Jose Mourinho now stands at 57 wins, 16 draws and no defeats while the Toffees have nine defeats and nine draws since their last league win there in November 1994.

Mourinho's side are the only unbeaten Premier League home team with 11 wins and two draws and own the fewest defeats in the Premier League with three. One of those losses was a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park on Sept. 14.

"We are capable of achieving a positive result at Chelsea - it is not unrealistic," Martinez told Everton's official website. "We are now in a period where every game and result is significant and carries a message. The objective is for us to make sure we are ready to perform as well as we can."

Mourinho's league leaders have 57 points, with four teams within seven of them. Everton have 45 points and will return to London after losing 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in their last league match Feb. 9.

The "Special One" will prepare his team with an eye toward Wednesday's trip to face Didier Drogba and Galatasaray in the Champions League. His team has not played since being dumped out of the FA Cup with last Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Chelsea earned plaudits for a 1-0 league win at the Etihad Stadium on Feb. 3, but were thoroughly outplayed in their return to leave only two remaining trophies as possibilities for this campaign.

"I don't like to lose but when I lose, instead of big crying I want the next match to come, I want to play, I want to try to have again the taste of the victory," Mourinho told Chelsea's official website. "I am never down with a defeat and I want to start working towards the next match, and hopefully I can pass to them this kind of spirit, this kind of message."

Mourinho is known for his acid tongue and has been critical of Romelu Lukaku, who is ineligible to play for Everton after being loaned by Chelsea. Lukaku leads the team with nine goals.

The Toffees didn't need him in the reverse fixture as Steven Naismith scored in first-half stoppage time in a contest in which the Blues dominated with a 22-10 advantage in overall shots.

"This (Chelsea) team is stronger than the team we faced at Goodison in September but I would like to think we are stronger as well," Martinez said. "It is normal if you are working towards achieving something then the team is going to perform better in February than August and September."

This contest features two of the league's best defences. Chelsea have conceded a league-low 21 goals while Everton have yielded 26. Petr Cech has 11 clean sheets and Tim Howard has nine.

Martinez will get a boost with the return of defender Antolin Alcarez from a groin injury.

Chelsea have eight wins and three draws in their last 11 in the Premier League since their last league defeat, 3-2 at Stoke City on Dec. 7.

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