Chelsea vs Everton
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 16th January 2015
Kick off: 15:00 BST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Live Stream: Chelsea vs Everton Live Streaming
Chelsea face Everton in a crunch Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge today and the home side will be looking to avenge their humiliating defeat at Goodison Park from earlier this season.
Chelsea crashed to a 3-1 defeat against Everton back in September. However, a lot has changed at Chelsea since then and the Blues are seemingly on their way up after a managerial change.
Guus Hiddink has instilled much-needed confidence and belief into the squad and the Premier League champions are unbeaten in their last five games.
Everton on the other hand have put in some impressive performances recently as well and will be looking to do a double over an inconsistent Chelsea side.
The likes of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley are in red hot form at the moment and considering Chelsea’s defensive form, this is a great opportunity for the Toffees to pile further misery on the home side.
Chelsea vs Everton Team News
Chelsea are set to be without star winger Eden Hazard once more. The Belgian is still recovering from his injury.
Pedro could lose his place to Kenedy who impressed as a substitute against West Brom.
Matic is expected to remain on the bench and John Obi Mikel should partner Cesc Fabregas at the heart of the midfield for the Blues.
Roberto Martinez is likely to field a makeshift back four once again due to injuries and John Stones is expected to fill in at right back.
Naismith, Coleman, Hibbert, Browning and McCarthy are all set to miss the trip to Stamford Bridge with injuries.
Chelsea vs Everton possible Starting Lineups
Chelsea Starting Lineup: Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Kenedy, Oscar, Willian; Diego Costa
Everton Starting Lineup: Howard; Stones, Jagielka, Mori, Baines; Barry, Besic; Deulofeu, Barkley, Cleverley; Lukaku
Chelsea vs Everton Key Stats
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 21 home matches against Everton in all competitions.
Everton are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 away matches in the Premier League.
Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Everton