LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Experienced striker Samuel Eto’o starts up front for Chelsea in their EPL clash with Everton at Goodison Park this evening.
Eto’o, who joined the Premier League side during the late part of the summer transfer window, has gotten the nod to make his debut and start ahead of Fernando Torres, who is on the bench and Demba Ba, a man not involved at all today.
Also starting for the first time under Jose Mourinho is Juan Mata and he plays alongside Andre Schurrle and Eden Hazard as supports for Eto’o, while Ramires and John Obi Mikel also start in midfield.
David Luiz and John Terry start in the heart of the defence, while the likes of Frank Lampard, Oscar, Kevin De Bruyne and Gary Cahill are all on the bench.
Everton, still awaiting their first win the English Premier League under new manager Roberto Martinez, start deadline day recruit James McCarthy on the bench at the start of this game, but fellow new signing Gareth Barry starts in the middle of the park.
Leon Osman, Kevin Mirallas, Steven Naismith and Ross Barkley plays supporting tole, while Nikica Jelavic leads the attack.
Everton v Chelsea
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Barry, Mirallas, Naismith, Barkley, Jelavic
Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Oviedo, Deulofeu, McCarthy, Gueye, Stones
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Schurrle, Hazard, Mata, Eto’o
Subs: Schwarzer, Cahill, Essien, Lampard, Torres, Oscar, De Bruyne
Referee: Howard Webb