I tag this one battle of the Blue Army. In one corner the blue pride of Meyserside, Everton coached by Dutchman Ronald koeman and in the second corner the blues of London, table topping Chelsea coached by Italian tactician Antonio Conte.
The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge home ground of Chelsea ended in a blood bath with Chelsea whitewashing Everton 5-0. Chelsea will be looking for more of the same.
Everton will be looking for vengeance and would hope to find former Chelsea man and EPL top scorer (Lukaku) so far this season with 24 goals in inspiring form. Everton have it so good at home winning 12 of their 17 fixtures at home, they have made their home ground a fortress of some sorts winning 7 games consecutively, and Lukaku scoring in 8 consecutive home ties.
Chelsea have a new habit of conceding in every fixture since the turn of the year. Chelsea have their work cut-out with Tottenham breathing down their necks in 2nd place 4 points behind. Antonio conte’s blues can’t afford any further slip up if they aim not to relinquish top spot
Everton still have Wales international Seamus Coleman out injured but welcome back fellow country man Ashley Williams back from suspension. Chelsea have the full complement of their squad.
Chelsea possible line up:
Gk: courtois, defenders: cesar, marcos alonso, David Luiz, cahill, Midfielder: ngolo kante, nemanja matic, Eden hazard, Victor moses. Striker: Pedro Rodriguez , Diego Costa
Everton possible line-up:
Gk: Joel Robles, Defenders: Mason Holgate, Ashley Williams, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines Midfielders: tom Davies, Kevin mirallas, Ross barkley, Morgan scherderlin, idrissa gueye. Striker: lukaku