Premier League In Focus – Everton vs Chelsea Preview

When? Saturday 23rd December, 12:30 (UK)

Where? Goodison Park

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Everton - https://tickets.evertonfc.com/selection/event/date?productId=101132654916

Chelsea - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/everton-v-chelsea-tickets-english-premier-league.html

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Everton W1, Chelsea W4
Premier League meetings: Everton W9, Chelsea W25, D17
All-time meetings: Everton W54, Chelsea W72, D52

EVERTON

Predicted line-up: Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin

Unavailable: Barkley (Injured), Coleman (Injured), Funes Mori (Injured), Stekelenburg (Injured), Baines (Injured)

Doubtful: Bolasie (Injured), McCarthy (Injured)

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Batshuayi, Hazard

Unavailable: Diego Costa (Out of favour), David Luiz (Injured), Morata (Suspended)

Doubtful: Musonda (Injured)

PREDICTION
Everton have been impressive since Allardyce took over but this is the kind of game like the Merseyside derby where they will likely try and grind it out. Chelsea have enjoyed playing the Toffees in recent years and while this may not be as easy as some of their matches, they have to be favoured.

MEMORABLE MEETING
August 2014 would see these two clubs face off at Goodison Park and the fans in attendance were treated to a glut of goals in what was certainly an entertaining encounter. Eventual champions of that season Chelsea would hit Everton for six, but the Toffees would not be totally embarrassed as they scored three goals of their own.