Friday, January 15, 2016

Chelsea vs Everton Premier League - 16-01-2016

Chelsea vs Everton
Competition: Premier League
Date: 16 January 2016 - Time: 15:00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London 

Chelsea team were held to a 2-2 draw by WBA in midweek, meaning that they remain unbeaten since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho. Anyway, the Blues have won only two and drawn three of their five EPL games under the Dutchman and sit 14th in the table, six points above the relegation zone and double that to the top four.
Guus Hiddink has no new injury concerns ahead of this clash. He will be without Eden Hazard  and Radamel Falcao once more. Pedro was replaced by Kenedy at half-time on Wednesday, and the Brazilian could push for a starting spot on the right of the three attacking midfield positions. Diego Costa is expected to continue as the lone striker, while Nemanja Matic could earn a recall in the middle of the park after being rested last time out.
Everton come into this fixture off the back of three positive results: a 2-1 win at home against Man City in the League Cup, a 2-0 FA Cup win over Dag & Red last weekend and a 0-0 Premier League draw away at Man City on Wednesday. They boast a strong away record as their only defeat in 10 games on the road this season came at Arsenal, although six of those matches have been draws.
Roberto Martinez is likely to have to play John Stones at right-back once again because Seamus Coleman is still sidelined. Tom Cleverley remains a doubt for the trip to Stamford Bridge with a calf injury, so Muhamed Besic is set to retain his starting berth alongside Gareth Barry in midfield. Up front, Romelu Lukaku will start up front against his former club. Ross Barkley looks likely to start in the number ten role, with Gerard Deulofeu perhaps keeping out Aaron Lennon on the right flank.
However, Everton have not won in their last 20 English Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge, losing 11 and drawing nine. Anyway, the Toffees ran out 3-1 winners when the sides met at Goodison Park in September’s reverse fixture as Steven Naismith scored a hat-trick after coming on as an early substitute.

Probable lineups:
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Obi Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Diego Costa.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard; Stones, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Baines; Besic, Barry; Barkley, Deulofeu, Konè; Lukaku.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]


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