LONDON, Sporting Alert – Chelsea are unchanged for today’s English Premier League clash against Everton, which means captain John Terry remains on the bench for the Blues.
UPDATE: It’s another goal for the Blues and now lead Everton 5-0 with Pedro becoming the latest goalscorer, following a neat piece of skill by Costa, who helped setup the goal.
UPDATE: Eden Hazard has scored his second of the game and the fourth for the Blues, who lead Everton 4-0
UPDATE: Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso scored seconds apart and Chelsea lead Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Manager Antonio Conte has decided to stick with David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta in his three-man backline, while Pedro keeps his place in attack alongside the Premier League’s leading scorer Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.
Both players were on target last week.
Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Marcos Alonso all start as well for Chelsea, who are looking for their fifth successive win in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Everton boss Ronald Koeman welcomes back defender Phil Jagielka and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg after the pair missed. last weekend’s victory over West Ham.
Romelu Lukaku, who has already netted seven times this season, will lead the attack, while midfielder Tom Cleverley comes into the starting line-up as a replacement for Kevin Mirallas.
Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League standings with 22 points, while Everton are 6th with 18 points.
According to OPTA STATS, Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 21 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge against Everton since November 1994.
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Chelsea v Everton
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Oscar, Batshuayi, Terry, Chalobah, Aina
Everton: Stekelenburg, Coleman, Ashley Williams, Jagielka, Oviedo, Funes Mori, Barry, Bolasie, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Lennon, Valencia, Davies, Holgate
Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)