Confirmed: Chelsea v Everton line-ups: Cuadrado starts

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Chelsea host Everton in an important Premier League clash for both teams.

Chelsea host Everton aiming to put more distance between themselves and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Jose Mourinho's side have already stretched their lead to seven points, and with City facing a tricky away trip to Stoke City at the same time, this could be a productive night for the Blues.

In there way are an Everton side which have disappointed this season, but matched Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, and will be looking to kick on.

Everton currently sit in 12th position in the league, and not even a win here will take them higher, with Newcastle four points above in 11th. With Crystal Palace and Sunderland both within three points however, the Toffees could do with at least a draw as they attempt to recover to the top 10 form of last season.

They won their last away game at Palace, but prior to that they had lost five successive away matches in succession, and face a side in Chelsea who are unbeaten at home this season.

Chelsea have conceded only four goals at home in the Premier League, scoring 25, while Everton have a minus four goal difference on their travels.

Chelsea lineup


  • Petr Cech
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Ramires
  • Willian
  • Loïc Remy

Substitutes: Thibaut Courtois, Nathan Aké, Gary Cahill, Filipe Luis, Cesc Fàbregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Didier Drogba.

Everton lineup


  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Bryan Oviedo
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • Muhamed Besic
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Steven Naismith

Substitutes: Joel Robles, Antolin Alcaraz, Luke Garbutt, Darron Gibson, James McCarthy, Kevin Mirallas, Arouna Koné.

Chelsea injury news

John Obi Mikel out - Knee

Everton injury news

Tim Howard probable - Calf

Aiden McGeady out - Knee

Leighton Baines questionable - Knee

James McCarthy probable - Hamstring

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