Chelsea has yet to score a goal since Rafa Benitez replaced Roberto di Matteo as manager of the club, which managed only a 0-0 home draw here Wednesday against West London neighbors Fulham.
The Blues have gone winless in their last six Premier League matches and a loss last week in European play left them in danger of elimination from the Champions League.
It was that loss that prompted Chelsea's mercurial owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, to fire Di Matteo just months after the Italian guided the club to victory in last season's Champions League competition.
In other action Wednesday, Manchester City notched a 2-0 away win against Wigan, which may have eased the pain of the Citizens' early exit from the Champions League.
The result leaves City 1 point behind first-place Man United, who topped West Ham United 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Arsenal jumped out to an early lead against Everton on a goal by Theo Walcott, but Marouane Fellaini responded for the home side and the clash ended 1-1.
Tottenham Hotspur had a fairly easy time Wednesday with visiting Liverpool, taking a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes. An own goal in the 72nd minute opened the door for the Reds, but they were unable to equalize. EFE