Latest Chelsea Team News + Predicted Starting XI To Face Everton

By on February 21, 2014

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Chelsea take on Everton at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s early kick off looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Ahead of the game, boss Jose Mourinho has been speaking at his pre-match press conference and gave reporters a team news and injury update.

The Portuguese coach confirmed that John Terry is back in contention after missing the last three games with a leg injury. The skipper will come straight back in to the side in place of David Luiz, who’s been ruled out with a muscle injury.

Mourinho has also confirmed that he’ll play a strong side and won’t be tempted to rest any of his key men ahead of Wednesday nights Champions League clash with Galatasaray.

That means the likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires, Oscar and Eden Hazard are all expected to start while Nemanja Matic could keep Frank Lampard out of the team in midfield. Fernando Torres is pushing for a recall after returning from injury and Willian is likely to be given the nod ahead of Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle in attack.

Here’s our predicted starting eleven.

With Chelsea playing first this weekend, they have the opportunity to extend their lead over second-placed Arsenal to four points ahead of  the Gunners clash with Sunderland later in the day.

What do you think of our team? What would be your starting eleven? Share your suggestions below.

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13 Comments

  1. MATTHIAS YAHAYA HAMZAT

    February 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Torres, Azpilicueta, Matic and Ramires are supposed not to start the game. Mikel, Lampard, Ashley Cole and Eto’o should start. This is a tough match we need strong squad, not the ones that failed us against City in FA Cup. Thank God David Luis is absent.

    • Paul Akiga

      February 21, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      U have no idea of what a strong team should be. How on earth can u include Mikel, Lampard, and Ashley cole in a line up to play Everton, and talk about playing a strong team?. On current form, these players have no place in Chelsea.
      Matic, Ramires, & Oscar, are just who we need in the middle against Everton please.

    • Auchman

      February 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      U are not a Chelsea fan, I gaze u are Asernal on blue.

  2. Ontita Aaron

    February 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Cech
    Cesar, JT, Gary, Branslav
    Matic, Lampard
    Hazard, Oscar, Schurrel
    Torres

  3. libert

    February 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Where is Arshley Cole? Do u epect to win this game without him?

    • musah nashiru

      February 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      certainly

  4. clemse

    February 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Cole&Lampard has been out of the squad too long.Are we forgeting He(frankie)is still the best setpiece taker after Matas departure?let the other join rhythm of the team
    Cech
    Ivanovic. Cahill. Terry. Cole

    Mikel Matic

    Salah. Oscar. Hazard

    Torres.

  5. bukunmi

    February 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Cech, cahill, terry, ivanovic, cesar, matic, lampard, hazard, oscar, willian, torres

  6. ogmacdaniel

    February 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Cech
    ivannovic.cahil.terry.azpli
    ramires.matic
    hazard.willian.schurrle
    torres

  7. olaoge ishola semiu

    February 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    You are very correct (Matthias Yahaya) that is a strong squad you mention i love that mourinho should think about that

  8. olaoge ishola semiu

    February 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    This is under must win match so that chelsea can extend there lead in premier league i will like chelsea manager (MOURINHO) to start the like of mikel, Lampard,Ashley cole and Etoo because everton is not going to take it lightly with chelsea at all so by that.

  9. Joseph Oguche

    February 21, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Chelsea must be raedy to face a hot text, Everton are a strong side and they are up to something so we must stop them by all means.Who ever d Special one chose must be ready to justify his selection.

  10. chukwuemeka

    February 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I would prefer cech, ivanovic, cahil, terry, cesar,matic, ramires, oscar, willan, ramires and torres

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