Everton vs Chelsea: Team news, KO time, odds and stats

Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats. Here is all the information you need for Everton’s home clash with Chelsea at 12.30pm on Saturday at Goodison Park.

In or out? Keep up-to-date with all the latest team news and stats ahead of the weekend games

Everton vs Chelsea (Goodison Park)

Team News 


Yannick Bolasie is poised to return to the Everton squad for the first time in more than a year for Saturday’s clash with Chelsea.

Toffees boss Sam Allardyce plans to put Bolasie on the bench and hopefully give him a run-out after the winger finally recovered from his knee injury.

James McCarthy and Ross Barkley are nearing comebacks and could be available in the new year.

Provisional squad: Pickford, Kenny, Williams, Holgate, Martina, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Robles, Jagielka, Keane, Baningime, Besic, Vlasic, Mirallas, Bolasie, Klaassen, Davies, Niasse, Sandro, Lookman.


Striker Alvaro Morata is suspended but left wing-back Marcos Alonso is back from a ban when Chelsea play at Everton.

Morata’s absence, for a fifth booking of the season, means Eden Hazard is likely to be deployed as a ‘false nine’ in the Premier League clash at Goodison Park.

Alvaro Morata is suspended after collecting a fifth booking of the season in midweek

Alvaro Morata is suspended after collecting a fifth booking of the season in midweek

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, who is still without Charly Musonda (groin) and David Luiz (knee), is likely to revert to his first-choice line-up after making eight changes against Bournemouth on Wednesday.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi.

Key match stats (supplied by Opta) 

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Everton have lost their last three Premier League games against Chelsea by an aggregate score of 0-10, losing 2-0 in the reverse fixture in August this season. 

The Blues have won their last four matches against the Toffees in all competitions, their best run against them since a run of five wins between April 2002 and November 2003.

Chelsea have won three matches against Everton in all competitions in 2017 – only once previously have they beaten a single opponent on four occasions within a calendar year (1990 vs Crystal Palace). 

Chelsea have scored 10 goals in their last three league visits to Goodison Park, as many as they had in their previous 11 at the ground.

After winning their first three away league games this season, Chelsea have won just three of their last six (D1 L2). However, only Manchester City (9) have won more away Premier League games than Antonio Conte’s side this season.

In their last game, Chelsea won by a 1-0 scoreline for the 125th time in the Premier League – only one club has had a repeat scoreline more often in the competition (Tottenham, 1-1 126 times).

Cesc Fabregas has had a hand in seven goals in his last five league appearances at Everton

Cesc Fabregas has had a hand in seven goals in his last five league appearances at Everton

Sam Allardyce has won his last two Premier League encounters with Chelsea – as many as he won in his first 24 against the Blues. Allardyce will become the first Premier League manager to win against Chelsea with five different clubs if he wins this game; he is currently tied on four with Roy Hodgson.

Wayne Rooney has scored 10 goals in 16 Premier League appearances so far this season – this is the fewest tally of games that it’s taken him to reach 10 goals in a league season since 2011-12 (14 games).

Cesc Fabregas has had a hand in seven goals in his last five Premier League appearances at Goodison Park (three goals, four assists).

Alvaro Morata has had a hand in seven goals in his seven away Premier League appearances this season (5 goals, 2 assists). 


Kick-off time

12.30pm (Saturday) 


Bobby Madley 

Odds (subject to change)

Everton 9/2

Draw 13/5

Chelsea 4/6

Recent league form (last five games)

Everton: WWDWW

Chelsea: WWLWW 

Head-to-head league record 

Everton win: 9

Draw: 17

Chelsea win: 25

TV info

Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event 11.30am 

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