Everton vs Chelsea Preview: Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Predicted Score

By on September 13, 2013

Goodison Park

Chelsea get back to Premier League action as the take on Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho’s men currently sit in second spot in the Premier League table with seven points having won their opening two games against Hull City and Aston Villa before drawing 0-0 at Old Trafford.

The Blues lost the European Super Cup on penalties to Bayern Munich following an entertaining 2-2 draw before the international break, so Mourinho will no doubt be keen to get back to winning ways this weekend.

The Portuguese boss is yet to taste defeat at Goodison Park having won four and draw two of his games there during his first spell in charge at Stamdford Bridge, and victory on Saturday evening will see his side top the table until Monday at least, when Liverpool take on Swansea.

Everton have endured a frustrating start to the new season having drawn all three of their games so far against Norwich, West Brom and Cardiff – all games that Roberto Martinez would have seen as winable – so the Spaniard will be looking to register his first three points in front of his home crowd this weekend.

Team News

Chelsea are expected to hand new striker Samuel Eto’o his debut after his signing from Anzhi Makhachkala. The Cameroonian is likely to replace Fernando Torres in attack despite the Spaniard’s impressive display against Bayern last time out.

Willian is also in line to make his debut and could play ahead of Juan Mata, while Eden Hazard is available despite being forced to miss Belgiam’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland with an Achilles problem.

Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns to deal with and has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Everton are expected to hand debuts to James McCarthy and Gareth Barry after the pair sealed moves to Goodison Park on deadline day.

McCarthy is available despite picking up a knock while away with the Republic of Ireland in midweek, and the same goes for full-back Seamus Coleman.

On-loan striker Romelu Lukaku isn’t available as he can not feature against his parent club. Midfielder Darron Gibson and defender Antolin Alcaraz both remain on the sidelines.

Likely Line-Ups

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Predicted Score

Everton 1-2 Chelsea: Martinez has his side playing some decent football but Mourinho will find a way to take all three points back down south.

What would be your preferred line-up for the game and what’s your score prediction? Share your views below.

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25 Comments

  1. Nicholasolson

    September 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    As 4 I think chelsea will win 3 1!

  2. mohammed

    September 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    mikel should replace lampard in the midfield while david luiz should replace terry in the defence.
    scoreline: 3:1 chelsea.

  3. Nurudeen

    September 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I THINK CHELSEA SHOULD HAVE NO THAT LAMPARD DID NOT FIT IN TO OUR MATCH ANY MORE AN CONSIDER MIKEL BECOUSE MIKEL IS A VERY TALENTED MIDFIELD I SUGEST WE USE THIS FORMATION, 4 2 3 1, CECH, ASHLY COLE,DAVID LUIZ,CAHILL,IVANOVIC, MIKEL AND RAMIRES IN MIDFIELD AND HAZZARD AT THE LEFT WING WILLIAN BEHIND THE STRYKER MATA AT THE RIGHT WING ETO,O IN THE UP FRONT

  4. doswhite

    September 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Bring in hazard 2nd half,rest him cos of dat injury.. Play mata,its been a yl… Oscar is d bomb rite nw,can mark n push attack,so play him..

  5. Dennis Oletukovie

    September 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Yap, i support d idea of starting mikel, Mata, willian & luiz. Then any oda person is ok. M suggested line up: cech, Ivan, luiz, cahil, Cole, mikel, lampard, hazard, Oscar, Mata & eto. Sub: sch. azpi, terry, ramires, willian & torres. Pred: chelsea 4 everton 1

  6. Dennis Oletukovie

    September 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Yap, i support d idea of starting mikel, Mata, willian & luiz. Then any oda person is ok. M suggested line up: cech, Ivan, luiz, cahil, Cole, mikel, lampard, hazard, Oscar, Mata & eto. Sub: sch. azpi, terry, ramires, willian & torres. Pred: chelsea 3 everton 1

  7. Dennis Oletukovie

    September 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Yap, i support d idea of starting mikel, Mata, willian & luiz. Then any oda person is ok. My suggested line up: cech, Ivan, luiz, cahil, Cole, mikel, lampard, hazard, Oscar, Mata & eto. Sub: sch. azpi, terry, ramires, willian & torres. Pred: chelsea 4 everton 1

  8. chukzay

    September 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Hmmmm!well mou shud play mikel and ramires in da midfild.Mata,hazard,willian and Etoo shud start.Finally cahill,luiz,azpilli,ashly then Cech.

  9. abdullaahi

    September 13, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I thinke so this line up is the pest of us if we are chelseafans ?

  10. sheyflixy

    September 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Morinho shuld use mikel as a defensive midfieder instead of Ramires who has nt been effective in dat area

  11. Ade niyi

    September 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    M suggestion, mr mou shld use 4_2_3_1 center back, cech..luiz terry ivan cole, midfield ramires mikel left wing hazard right willian mata @ d back of eto’o wu is striker

  12. seth o

    September 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Any player he wud lyk 2 use let him go ahead all i wnt is dat 3 points pls…..tnx…..

  13. Azuoma Chris Chinedum

    September 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Everton 0-3 Chelsea

  14. Crisel

    September 14, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I think mou should get a better replacement for Cole come January

  15. dabi

    September 14, 2013 at 1:36 am

    chelsea shud use der best to get dat 3 point pls

  16. gpthins

    September 14, 2013 at 4:18 am

    This starting line up is d best I hav even seen, very defensive nd attacking. †ђξ back four is simply †ђξ best, defensive mildfield making sense coz mikel can cover up 4 ramirez, mikel very strong nd a G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ passer of †ђξ ball, †ђξ wing selection best in †ђξ league and a prolific no 9. Oscar for me is τ̅☺ slow nd lack physic in this contest against evertoon and lampard is ageing. Best lineup 4 chelsea this season. Nuru you Å®ë a true nigerian.

  17. Udoka Kristian

    September 14, 2013 at 4:41 am

    If lampard start that Everton vs Chelsea match….. Chelsea will surely struggle to adapt and thereby struggle for draw or even loss the match

  18. gpthins

    September 14, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Gk: cech. Rb. Ivanovic. Cd. Cahill & luiz. Lb cole dmf/ cmf .Mikel & ramirez. Behind striker. Willian. Winger Rw. Mata Lw hazard. Striker. Eto fils. Starting lineup worth:220million pounds. Defence xpectation: ivanovic- great physic, strong, timely tackle, gud header of d ball, cahill- gud blocker, nd can also sweep, strong nd also use is head, luiz- d definetion of a rogged defender, also a great passer, timely tackle has skill Ψi†̥ђ precision, cole(mr sweeper) blocker, attack minded, defensively great. Mikel. Liken τ̅☺ a caravan a gud cover nd shader, can also distribute d ball. Ramirez. Immense strenght can as well burst in τ̅☺ †ђξ wing Ψi†̥ђ pace. Hazard- great footwork, very sharp, pacy,great assit, skillfull, direct nd ambitious can also tackle. Willian(sensational) remind me of okocha. Can read d game. Mata: direct, skillful, ball holder, timely assist nd can score. Eto. Prolific point man, great positioning, nice footwork, fast, very sharp, direct, timely can also use is head. Sub: terry,azpil,lampard,oscar, schurrle,torres Squad xpectation. capable of unlocking strong defense, scoring mouth watering goals, a typical mass attack mass defense. Chelsea fc we Å®ë going τ̅☺ be champion of epl.

  19. Ezekil promise

    September 14, 2013 at 5:11 am

    i suggest 4 2 3 1 and this is it cech ivanovic ashly cahill luiz mikel william hazard mata oscar and eto sub suzwazzer torres suhrres terry lampard ramire apiculater

  20. Kyrian

    September 14, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I think the back four is ok,pls play mikel and mata in this match.remember kevin too as sub.not going to easy match but i predicate 2-1 in favour of chelsea

  21. Giovanni

    September 14, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Rest osar, cahill,ivanovic N hazard
    lineup cech
    azpilicueta luiz terry cole

    mikel ramirez
    shurrle mata willian
    eto’o

  22. Suara mobolaji.

    September 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Start cech, cahil, luiz, cole, ivanovic, ramires, lampard, wilian, hazard, oscar, torres

  23. Timipre Andrew

    September 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I wil sugest dat mou shld play 1 4 3 3 with cech, iva, cahil, tery, cole. Mikel ramires de bruyne. Willian mata mabi torres or eto’o

  24. Costa

    September 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Mourinho knws wats best

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