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Chelsea vs. Everton, Premier League: Time, TV schedule, live stream, preview


Chelsea have recovered from the disastrous opening 45 minutes of the new season to put together a commendable near-comeback against Burnley from three goals and one- then two-men down, and followed that up with a classic away win against Spurs at Wembley last weekend.

Now it’s time to keep that up-and-up trend going with a home tie against Everton, a fixture that produced perhaps Chelsea’s best performance last season. And while we shouldn’t expect a repeat of that 5-0, a result born as much of Chelsea’s newfound freedom in the 3-4-3 as of Everton’s naivety in trying to combat it — turns out just matching the formation isn’t enough — Chelsea should be expected to win on Sunday despite Everton’s increasing ambitions.

With the final days of the transfer window and a two-week international break to follow, this will be our last serious football action for a while. Other rivals are going strong early, so three points are already a must.

Team News

Chelsea team news:

 Back from the brink of CRISIS but never too far from the next one, Chelsea remain a rather threadbare ragtag outfit, though now with only Eden Hazard confirmed missing through injury. 

That said, fitness issues could still be a consideration in the cases of Tiemoué Bakayoko, Álvaro Morata, and Pedro. Meanwhile, Fàbregas returns from suspension as Cahill continues to serve his.

With the Board supposedly going full steam ahead to try to break through some transfer barriers and get the signings they promised Conte and the fans, there is a chance that with a win here and a few key arrivals, Chelsea will be sitting pretty once the season begins in earnest after the international break.

“Last season we played a really good game against Everton. We scored five goals, we created many chances, and we played really good football. But that game is in the past. The most important thing now is the present and to try to make another good performance against Everton, and try to win and get our first win at home.”

-Antonio Conte; source: Chelsea FC

Projected lineup (3-4-3):
Courtois | Rüdiger, David Luiz, Azpilicueta (c) | Alonso, Kanté, Bakayoko, Moses | Pedro, Morata, Willian

Chelsea v Everton

Everton team news:

 Everton have played twice as many games as Chelsea have already and lost none of them, beating Stoke City 1-0 on opening day and earning a very good 1-1 draw at the Etihad against Manchester City last weekend. 

In-between, they beat Hajduk Split at home in the Europa League playoffs and then followed that up with a draw on Thursday in the second leg in Croatia. 
That’s four games played, five goals scored, but only two conceded. Again, a repeat of last year’s 5-0 is not to be expected.

In fact, Everton are greatly changed since that result, with a new expensive goalkeeper (Jordan Pickford), a new expensive lead center back (Michael Keane), a new very expensive main creative midfielder (Gylfi Sigurdsson), and a new very expe...rienced center forward (Wayne Rooney) now hoping to improve on Everton’s 7th place finish from last season. 
While the side seems more resilient than creatively threatening, the recent addition of Sigurdsson could help change that a bit.

Morgan Schneiderlin (red card suspension) and Davy Klaassen (foot injury) will be important absentees on Sunday, but if Gana Gueye (hamstring) passes his fitness test, Everton will be a formidable obstacle on the way to an expected three points for Chelsea.

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Match Details

Date / Time: Sunday, August 27, 13:30 BST; 8:30am EDT; 6:00pm IST

Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6

On TV: none (UK); CNBC (USA); Star Sports Select 1 / HD1 (India); elsewhere

Streaming online: NBC Sports Live Extra, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hotstar (India); talkSport, Chelsea TV (int’l radio)


Chelsea vs Everton
Premier League
Today, 3:30 PM
Stamford Bridge, London


First Half 

Chelsea 2-0 Everton


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