Everton vs Chelsea: Marco Silva’s time at Everton has come to an end and the Toffees are now under Duncan Ferguson for the time being. The caretaker manager has a huge game in front of him with high-flying Chelsea visiting Goodison Park.
The Blues are 4th in the table with 29 points and need a win to keep pace with Manchester City, Leicester City and Liverpool above them. Moreover, the teams below them in the table are gathering momentum and Chelsea cannot afford any more slip-ups.
Everton vs Chelsea Team News
Everton: Andre Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Cuco Martina and Fabian Delph are ruled out with injuries. Seamus Coleman is facing a late fitness test but is expected to start. Theo Walcott is also expected back in the starting XI.
Chelsea: Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger are out while Ross Barkley is likely to be on the bench against his former side. Willian is a doubt so Mount and Pulisic are expected to start on the wings.
Everton vs Chelsea Probable XI
Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Davies, Schneiderlin; Walcott, Iwobi, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic, Tammy, Mount
Everton vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea win – 48%
Draw – 27%
Everton win – 25%
Same fixture last season saw Everton run out 2-0 winners