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Everton vs Chelsea: Mudryk preferred to Sterling while Broja leads line as inconsistent Blues seek win to get season back on track against Toffees

Everton vs Chelsea: Mudryk preferred to Sterling while Broja leads line as inconsistent Blues seek win to get season back on track against Toffees

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Everton vs Chelsea: Mudryk preferred to Sterling while Broja leads line as inconsistent Blues seek win to get season back on track against Toffees

Follow all the action as Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park looking to continue their push away from the danger zone.

Sean Dyche‘s men were plunged into the bottom three after they were deducted ten points by the Premier League and are now facing a battle to stay in the division.

Despite this, Everton are actually enjoying a decent season, winning plenty of games and playing some good stuff, so this will be a tough game for Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s men are enduring an inconsistent campaign.

In their last three leagues games, they’ve lost to Newcastle and Manchester United but beaten Brighton, so they need to find some consistency from somewhere.

  • Kick-off at Goodison Park is scheduled for 2pm.
  • Live stream: This fixture will not be televised on UK screens as it wasn’t picked by Sky Sports for live coverage.
  • Team news to follow

Follow our live match blog below for regular updates…

Everton vs Chelsea: Betting

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Everton – 2/1

Draw – 12/5

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Chelsea – 5/4

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  • Everton vs Chelsea

    Mykhailo Mudryk will need to seize upon his opportunity to impress after yet another disappointing performance in midweek.

    Chelsea fans took aim at Mudryk on Wednesday as his woes continued in his side’s defeat to Manchester United.

    Mudryk, who joined Chelsea in an eye-watering £87million deal from Shakhtar Donetsk in January, has regularly flattered to deceive.

  • Everton vs Chelsea

    Chelsea are approaching the end of what has been a terrible 2023 filled with dismal performances and inconsistency.

    The Blues finished 12th in the Premier League last season and are currently 10th in the standings this term, approaching the festive period with just five wins to their name.

    In fact, they have won just nine of their 38 top-flight matches in 2023, accumulating only 39 points amid a further 12 draws.

    Such a low tally is made worse upon the realisation that Everton have won more matches and points than Chelsea this year.

    The Toffees are a side that has battled relegation in the last two seasons but have been victorious in 11 matches and won 41 points in 2023.

  • Everton vs Chelsea

    Chelsea have only won one of their last eight Premier League away games played on a Sunday (D2 L5), beating Aston Villa 2-0 in October last season.

    Chelsea have conceded 24 goals in their 15 Premier League games this season, their joint most at this stage of a season, along with in 2015-16. The 194 shots they have faced is their most after 15 games in a season that Opta has on record (since 2003-04).

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  • Everton vs Chelsea

    Chelsea boss Pochettino was disappointed in his side’s energy levels in the defeat at Old Trafford.

    He said: “I am disappointed because we didn’t start the game well.

    “The feeling is that they started better than us, showing more energy than us. We couldn’t match the energy. I think they were better than us and there’s nothing I can say.

    “We created enough chances to get something from the game. We drew the first half, and at 1-1, had some good chances and should have scored and been more clinical, that was the problem.

    “The second half we started well, but then we conceded, and again, I think we missed a little bit the energy to be more aggressive. We had some chances but not enough to get back in the game again. But, overall, my feeling is that they were better than us and deserved the three points.”

  • Everton vs Chelsea

    • Everton have won four of their last five home Premier League matches against Chelsea, although they did lose 1-0 last season on the opening day under Frank Lampard.
    • Chelsea are looking to win consecutive away Premier League games against Everton for the first time since beating the Toffees at Goodison Park in 2006-07 (3-2 under Jose Mourinho) and 2007-08 (1-0 under Avram Grant).
    • London sides have won their last three Premier League away games against Everton – the Toffees haven’t lost four in a row at Goodison Park against sides from the capital since April 1993.
  • Everton vs Chelsea

    Thiago Silva taking in the surroundings at Goodison Park ahead of kick-off.

    The veteran Brazilian is in unchartered territory this season, with this game being the first Premier League match he has not started.

  • Everton vs Chelsea – Team news

    The home side meanwhile have made just one change to the team that put three unanswered goals past Newcastle in midweek.

    Garner returns from illness to take his place in midfield while Coleman drops out of the squad.

    Both Dele Alli and Gomes remain sidelined but Onana takes a spot on the bench.

  • Everton vs Chelsea – Team news

    Pochettino has responded to the 2-1 defeat to Man United with four changes against Everton.

    James returns to take over captaincy duties with Cucurella preferred to Colwill at left-back.

    Gallagher is also back from suspension while Broja takes over the responsibility of leading the line ahead of Jackson.

    Summer signings Nkunku and Lavia are still not fit for inclusion.

  • Everton vs Chelsea – Team news

    Everton XI: Pickford; Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Garner, Gueye, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin.

    Subs: Virginia, Patterson, Onana, Danjuma, Beto, Godfrey, Chermiti, Hunt, Dobbin.

    Chelsea XI: Sanchez; James, Disasi, Badiashile, Cucurella; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Mudryk; Broja.

    Subs:Petrovic, Silva, Sterling, Jackson, Colwill, Maatsen, Gilchrist, Matos, Castledine.

  • Everton vs Chelsea

    Mykhailo Mudryk started the 2-1 defeat to United and produced some moments of genius mixed with some horrible decisions.

    The winger is nearly a year into life at Stamford Bridge, but he still appears very raw.

    Team news is imminent to see whether he’ll be given another chance by Mauricio Pochettino to impress.

  • Hello and welcome

    Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park as the Toffees look to continue their push up the table and away from the danger zone.

    The action may not be televised on UK screens but fear not, talkSPORT.com will have you covered with our live blog.

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