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Everton have slumped to the bottom half of the table and Marco Silva is under immense pressure as a result. Jordan Pickford has a shocker at Newcastle United last week as Newcastle turned the game on its head to win. The hosts will need Richarlison to continue providing fire-power if they are to threaten Chelsea on Sunday. After a difficult start to 2019 Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea have stabilised in recent weeks. They breezed into the Europa League quarter finals with an 8-0 aggregate win over Dynamo Kiev, and in the league they can go level on points with fourth placed Arsenal with a win on Sunday.
Player ratings from Chelsea vs Wolves Show all 22 left Created with Sketch. Player ratings from Chelsea vs Wolves 1/22 Kepa Arrizabalaga - 5 Getty Images 2/22 Cesar Azpiulicueta - 6 AFP/Getty Images 3/22 Antonio Rudiger - 5 Action Images via Reuters 4/22 David Luiz - 6 REUTERS 5/22 Emerson - 7 Getty Images 6/22 N'Golo Kante - 6 AP 7/22 Jorginho - 5 REUTERS 8/22 Mateo Kovacic - 5 AP 9/22 Pedro - 6 PA 10/22 Eden Hazard - 7 REUTERS 11/22 Gonzalo Higuain - 6 PA 12/22 Rui Patricio - 7 REUTERS 13/22 Jonny Otto - 7 Getty Images 14/22 Romain Saiss - 7 REUTERS 15/22 Conor Coady - 6 AP 16/22 Willy Boly - 7 Action Images via Reuters 17/22 Matt Doherty - 7 PA 18/22 Leander Dendoncker - 7 REUTERS 19/22 Ruben Neves - 7 Getty Images 20/22 Joao Moutinho - 7 Getty Images 21/22 Raul Jimenez - 8 Action Images via Reuters 22/22 Diogo Jota - 7 REUTERS 1/22 Kepa Arrizabalaga - 5 Getty Images 2/22 Cesar Azpiulicueta - 6 AFP/Getty Images 3/22 Antonio Rudiger - 5 Action Images via Reuters 4/22 David Luiz - 6 REUTERS 5/22 Emerson - 7 Getty Images 6/22 N'Golo Kante - 6 AP 7/22 Jorginho - 5 REUTERS 8/22 Mateo Kovacic - 5 AP 9/22 Pedro - 6 PA 10/22 Eden Hazard - 7 REUTERS 11/22 Gonzalo Higuain - 6 PA 12/22 Rui Patricio - 7 REUTERS 13/22 Jonny Otto - 7 Getty Images 14/22 Romain Saiss - 7 REUTERS 15/22 Conor Coady - 6 AP 16/22 Willy Boly - 7 Action Images via Reuters 17/22 Matt Doherty - 7 PA 18/22 Leander Dendoncker - 7 REUTERS 19/22 Ruben Neves - 7 Getty Images 20/22 Joao Moutinho - 7 Getty Images 21/22 Raul Jimenez - 8 Action Images via Reuters 22/22 Diogo Jota - 7 REUTERS Everton vs Chelsea kicks at 16:30 on Sunday 17th March. The game will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League. Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Andre Gomes, Gueye, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin. Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard.
Marco Silva's side were excellent in the second half and had enough to put a lacklustre Chelsea side to the sword. For Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea, it's another setback. Everton 2-0 Chelsea 90+4 minutes Giroud wins a corner for Chelsea and then nearly scores from the set piece. His effort is cleared off the line, though, and with it goes Chelsea's last chance. Everton 2-0 Chelsea 90 minutes Five minutes of added time will be played.
Everton 2-0 Chelsea 82 minutes Hudson-Odoi collects the ball at the left and sets off on a driving run. Everton 2-0 Chelsea 80 minutes Walcott nearly makes it 3-0 moments after coming on. Sigurdsson plays the former Arsenal man through and he hits a low shot towards the far post on his left foot. SUBS Everton 2-0 Chelsea 78 minutes Theo Walcott, now 30-years-old (to the delight of Jeremy from Peep Show), replaces Bernard. Everton 2-0 Chelsea 77 minutes Alonso is struggling defensively at left back. Everton again attack down the right and Richarlison sees a shot deflected wide. Chelsea come forward at the other end and Hazard finds some space in the middle. His shot is blocked and Everton, who have defended resolutely throughout, clear. SUBS Everton 2-0 Chelsea 74 minutes Callum Hudson-Odoi is on in place of Jorginho for Chelsea. Everton 2-0 Chelsea (Sigurdsson) 72 minutes Kepa saves Sigurdsson's penalty low to his right, but the rebound falls straight to the Icelandic midfielder. He makes no mistake with his second attempt, converting from close range and putting Everton two goals up. Chelsea are on the verge of defeat having looked so comfortable in the first half. Everton 1-0 Chelsea 71 minutes Penalty for Everton! A huge chance for Everton to put the game beyond Chelsea. Everton 1-0 Chelsea 70 minutes Everton come forward menacingly again. SUBS Everton 1-0 Chelsea 68 minutes Everton make their first substitution: Gomes is replaced by Morgan Schneiderlin. Everton 1-0 Chelsea 66 minutes Richarlison tries an ambitious half-volley on his left foot, which loops over the bar. Everton have been so much better since the break and, at the moment, their lead looks fairly comfortable. SUBS Everton 1-0 Chelsea 65 minutes Chelsea make a double change: Barkley - to cheers of derision - and Higuain make way for Loftus-Cheek and Giroud. Everton 1-0 Chelsea 64 minutes Hazard breaks down the left and cuts the ball back for Barkley. The former Everton man shoots on his left, looking to guide the ball into the bottom corner. EVERTON host Chelsea in the Premier League as a result of disappointing FA Cup campaigns from both sides. Getty - Contributor 1 Eden Hazard rescued a point for Chelsea when they drew to Wolves last weekend But visitors Chelsea still have it all to play for in the league as they sit three points off a top four place, while Everton will look to keep their slim Europa League hopes alive. Last time these two met, Everton comfortably ground out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in a disappointing display from Maurizio Sarri's men. When is Everton vs Chelsea? Everton vs Chelsea will take place on Sunday, March 17. What TV channel is Everton vs Chelsea on and can I live stream it? Everton vs Chelsea will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. As much as Jordan Pickford was at fault against Newcastle, there's no need for him to be dropped. A 25-year-old goalkeeper is going to make mistakes, but lets not forget he is still a player of tremendous quality - as he showed against Chelsea earlier this term funnily enough. So, with Pickford staying in goal, there shouldn't really be too many changes elsewhere. Obviously an enforced switch at the back is Kurt Zouma dropping out of the side against his parent club, with Yerry Mina being handed an invaluable chance to impress. In midfield Andre Gomes and Idrissa Gueye should stay in the side with the idea of disrupting Chelsea as much as possible, with Gylfi Sigurdsson keeping his place in front of them. Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both scored against Newcastle and so should also start against Maurizio Sarri's side - with Bernard easily playing well enough to keep his place on the left-hand side too. There's no debate to be had about the inclusion of Jordan Pickford while Michael Keane and Yerry Mina are the only two centre-halves available. My team (4-2-3-1) - Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin For 65 minutes Everton's performance on Tyneside was good.... Coleman is fit again so comes back in, and Zouma is ineligible so Mina returns. I'm left with no choice but to start with Michael Keane and Yerry Mina at the back with Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne either side. Midfield, I'm opting for Idrissa Gueye and Andre Gomes with Gylfi Sigurdsson pushed further ahead. Bernard can operate on the right, with Brazilian compatriot Richarlison on the left. My team (4-2-3-1) - Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Gueye, Gomes; Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin. Chelsea's five-match unbeaten run — seven, if you count the League Cup final as a draw — looks good on paper but it hides a slightly unseemly underbelly. Other than said League Cup finale and the 2-0 win over Spurs, the last two Premier League outings have been a bit of a struggle. A 2-1 win at stragglers Fulham and a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Bridge last weekend are not exactly outstanding results. Davide Zappacosta limped off with a leg injury on Thursday; his availability may be more in question, though his claims on a first-team place are not exactly strong these days (or ever, really, in his Chelsea career thus far). Sunday's match is the last Chelsea game until the final day of March in two weeks. When does Everton vs Chelsea kick off? Where is Everton vs Chelsea being played? What television channel is Everton vs Chelsea on in the UK? Sky Sports Premier League Where can I stream Everton vs Chelsea in the UK? Where can I get tickets for Everton vs Chelsea? Everton – -news Last six meetings: Chelsea W4, D2 All-time meetings: Everton W54, Chelsea W72, D54 Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Andre Gomes, Gueye; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Hazard Everton continue to be hugely inconsistent but they may benefit here from Chelsea having to travel back from Kyiv and a short turnaround. That said, Everton have won just one in their last eight at home in the league so Chelsea are worth considering to take at least a point from this match.