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A revitalised Everton take on a struggling Chelsea at Goodison Park, with both clubs eager and desperate for a win.…CONTINUE READING

Everton made headlines at the end of the midweek fixtures with a stunning victory over Newcastle United, with Chelsea up next for them. Sean Dyche proved instrumental in setting his side up adequately for the challenge posed by the Magpies to come out as 3-0 winners at Goodison Park.

Kieran Trippier’s error late in the second half saw Dwight McNeil take full advantage and drill home the contest’s opening goal. The Englishman was at it again with another error, losing possession to Jack Harrison, who then squared the ball to Abdoulaye Doucoure to put the game to bed. Substitute striker Beto added a third in injury time to put an emphatic score on the board.

The Toffees got out of the relegation zone courtesy of the win. Everton will now look to exploit Chelsea and potentially add to their misery as Dyche remains adamant about keeping them safe from the threat of relegation. Ironically, if Everton had those ten deducted points, they would have been above their opponents on the table.

Chelsea had contrasting fortunes midweek, as Mauricio Pochettino could not steer his side to a positive result against Manchester United. While Bruno Fernandes missed an early penalty, Scott McTominay scored in both halves to secure three points. The Blues did get back in the game briefly through Cole Palmer but to no avail.

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Pochettino has plenty of work to do with this squad, but he is equally under tremendous pressure to progress with this expensively assembled squad. There are no suggestions that his job has come under scrutiny for now. But things could take a different course with another lousy result on the board.

Beating Everton is imperative for Pochettino to help the Chelsea owners see progress. His team have largely been inconsistent, but the manager would surely not want the players to repeat their overall performance at Old Trafford going forward.
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Due to the unavailability of key midfielders, Sean Dyche had to tweak his setup a bit, meaning Abdoulaye Doucoure dropped deep, while Jack Harrison occupied the role behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin. James Garner could return to the squad after an illness that saw him miss the midweek encounter.

Similarly, Amadou Onana, who missed the last three games with a calf problem, has also returned to training and might feature in the squad. The Belgian has a lesser chance of starting than Garner. But if the latter still needs to be up to speed, Dyche could set in the same way as he did in midweek.

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There were concerns about Seamus Coleman, making a record 353rd appearance for the club and his first start since May. He suffered a knock, but Dyche admitted it was understandable, considering the veteran had been out for a long time. Jordan Pickford also suffered a minor problem with his knee, but the manager has allayed fears about it being anything serious.

Pickford might make the grade, while Nathan Patterson could replace Coleman at right-back. Beyond that, Dyche may only see the need for change if Garner makes himself available in the nick of time. Hence, with that one change at right-back, Everton could field the same team that beat Newcastle United in midweek.

Probable Lineup (4-4-1-1): Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Young, Doucoure, Gueye, McNeil; Harrison; Calvert-Lewin

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As has been the case since the season began, Chelsea have continued to put out updates regarding their injured players. There appears to be no respite in sight for Mauricio Pochettino to pick from a rich pool of notable names, and he must rely on his current squad, who have underperformed this season.

From their defeat at Old Trafford, Pochettino may not make wholesale changes but could tweak his system based on the availability of Conor Gallagher. The midfielder missed the midweek clash with a suspension, and upon his return, he could see Mykhailo Mudryk drop down to the bench.

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Cole Palmer could return to the lineup after being on the bench on Wednesday, while Reece James made no progress in convincing Pochettino about handing him a starting spot. The England international had an underwhelming display off the bench in midweek, so Axel Disasi could replace Marc Cucurella at right-back.

Benoit Badiashile could return to the lineup and play alongside Thiago Silva in the heart of Chelsea’s defence. Levi Colwill will remain at the left back. Pochettino might ponder handing Armando Broja a start. But despite Nicolas Jackson’s terrible display on Wednesday, he might keep his place to spearhead the attack.

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