Match Previews: Everton v Chelsea

Ronald Koeman’s men have lost just once at Goodison Park all season and have kept clean sheets in five of their last eight successes on home soil.




The Merseysiders will also be aware that they can set a Premier League club home record of 43 points with a win, after collecting 12 victories in their 17 league fixtures.


Everton have no fresh injury concerns but are boosted by the return of Enner Valencia, who is back in the squad after being ineligible to face his parent club West Ham last weekend.


With five games left, Chelsea hold a four-point advantage at the top of the table, with many feeling this is their most difficult test of the run in.


The Blues have lost six of their last 10 away matches against Everton in all competitions, but will know that a win will add more pressure to Tottenham ahead of their derby with Arsenal later in the day.


One concern for Antonio Conte will be the way they have leaked goals in recent weeks, failing to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 league games.


Chelsea have a fully-fit squad available and are expected to an unchanged team from the starting XI that beat Southampton 4-2 on Tuesday evening.

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