Chelsea vs Everton – Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates
Chelsea vs Everton LIVE: Carlo Ancelotti returns to Stamford Bridge as hosts look to strengthen their grip on fourth spot in the Premier League – follow all the latest action here
- Chelsea look to increase their advantage in the top four race after Wolves drew
- Carlo Ancelotti hopes for a happy return to Stamford Bridge as Everton boss
- Sportsmail will provide all the build up and live updates of the 2:00pm clash
Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge to help get Sunday’s Premier League action underway.
Frank Lampard’s men will look to maintain their advantage in the race for a top four finish with Wolves being held on Saturday against Brighton and Manchester United facing a tricky task against Manchester City later on Sunday.
Meanwhile Everton still have European aspirations of their own as Carlo Ancelotti will hope he can help propel his team into the top half with a victory at the club he led to a league and cup double in 2010.
Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY will provide live Premier League coverage of Chelsea vs Everton including score, lineups and updates.
A decade ago, he was lifting the league and cup double with Chelsea – 12 months on he was sacked as the Blues manager, ironically at Goodison Park following the final game of the 2010-2011 campaign.
Today is the first time that Ancelotti, now Everton manager, returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his sacking.
Chelsea make six changes from the team that drew 2-2 in their last Premier League clash at Bournemouth.
Among them, Billy Gilmour makes his first Premier League start after impressing against Liverpool in the FA Cup midweek, while Kepa Arrizabalaga returns in goal form Willy Caballero.
Other changes see Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Ross Barkley and Willian come in with Reece James, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic dropping out.
Everton make three alterations from the team that drew 1-1 with Manchester United as Djibril Sidibe, Lucas Digne and Bernard replace Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and Theo Walcott.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso, Barkley, Gilmour, Mount, Pedro, Giroud, Willian.
Subs: Christensen, Caballero, Batshuayi, James, Tomori, Anjorin, Broja.
Everton: Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Bernard, Andre Gomes, Davies, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Subs: Baines, Walcott, Mina, Iwobi, Stekelenburg, Kean, Gordon.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Chelsea ended the season in 11th, Everton in 15th having recovered from one of the worst ever starts to a Premier League season.
The Toffees though would end the 1994-95 campaign with an FA Cup win – their last major trophy – thanks to a winning goal from Paul Rideout, who was also on target in the 1-0 win in the November 1994 clash in west London.
Enough of the past though, onto the present. Team news coming right up…
And if you haven’t the NHS is making sure you have on screens and around Stamford Bridge.
Certainly a lot more helpful for society than panic buying three years worth of loo roll…
And it is fair to say it is not going to go down as one of the most memorable at least judging by Saturday’s action anyway.
We’ve just had nine goals so far ahead of today’s two games and the Midlands derby between Leicester City and Aston Villa on Monday night.
Because that is where all the focus will be this afternoon. It is the Manchester derby later on but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. First up we have Chelsea’s home clash with Everton which you can follow here. Looking forward to this.
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