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Everton V Chelsea – Match Preview And Predicted XI Plus Betting Odds

After making it through to the Europa League quarter-finals last night, Chelsea will want to get back on track in the race for the top four.

The draw at home to Wolves was a disappointing performance and Maurizio Sarri will be keen for a much-improved display in the final third of the pitch.

Eden Hazard, Jorginho, Pedro, David Luiz and captain Cesar Azpilicueta were all rested in Kiev, but all five are expected to return to the starting line up when they face Everton.

Gonzalo Higuain didn’t travel to Ukraine because of illness. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be 100% fit for the match on Sunday evening. Marco van Ginkel is the only other player out of contention for the Blues heading into the weekend.

The Toffees, however, have fitness concerns over three players. Seamus Coleman is a slight doubt due to illness, while Phil Jagielka is suffering with a knock that kept him out of the 3-2 defeat to Newcastle.

Leighton Baines is also struggling with a back problem that has limited his game time over the past month.

At the bookmakers, Chelsea are 20/21 odds-on favourites for the win at BetVictor while an Everton victory is 16/5 at the same bookie. A draw is currently 11/4 at Betfair.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Everton:

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard

Everton’s Predicted XI:

Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Predicted Score – 3-1 to Chelsea

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