Chelsea vs Everton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Chelsea vs Everton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Cole Palmer became the Premier League's joint-leading scorer this season as his four goals helped Chelsea crush hapless Everton 6-0 at Stamford Bridge. The former Manchester City player now has 20 for the campaign and dismantled Sean Dyche's side almost single-handedly, netting a hat-trick inside the first 29 minutes to breathe genuine momentum into his team's bid to qualify for Europe.

This was as complete a first half as Chelsea have managed under Mauricio Pochettino, displaying a clinical edge in front of goal that made the insipid attacking displays of earlier in the season feel like a distant memory. It was also a night for individuals. Moises Caicedo at the base of midfield gave a performance full of guile and maturity; rarely had he looked so in command in Chelsea colours.

Nicolas Jackson, who scored the fourth goal, and Mykhailo Mudryk were superb, further turning the tide of opinion in their favour after slow starts to their careers in blue. Then there was Palmer, Chelsea's talisman, who is surely now a contender to challenge his former Manchester City team-mate Erling Haaland for the Golden Boot.

Chelsea vs Everton latest news

  • GOAL! Gilchrist makes it six late on

  • GOAL! Fourth for Palmer from penalty spot

  • GOAL! Jackson adds fourth before half-time

  • GOAL! Palmer nets first-half hat-trick

  • GOAL! Second for Palmer as the Blues take charge

  • GOAL! Palmer curls Chelsea into early lead

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22:44 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer four-goal haul, including a 29-minute perfect hat-trick, was a warning shot to Manchester City ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.

The 21-year-old forward is among the most lethal finishers in Europe, highlighted by his place alongside Erling Haaland on 20 league goals at the top of the Premier League Golden Boot standings.

His first came after just 13 minutes when he nutmegged Everton’s star defender Jarrad Branthwaite, played a one-two with Nicolas Jackson and curled in a pinpoint left-foot finish.

Just five minutes later, Palmer ghosted into the box to head in a rebound after Jordan Pickford parried Jackson’s shot.

Pickford then woefully passed the ball out to Palmer in midfield, but he still needed a good touch and a first-time shot on his weaker right foot to lob the England goalkeeper from 35 yards.

Read our full analysis here!


Player ratings

22:06 , Matt Verri

Noni Madueke - 8

He was very bright and lively from the beginning as his impressive dribbling troubled Everton. He then won the penalty.

Cole Palmer - 10

An exceptional 29-minute hat-trick involving a nutmeg and curled finish, a Frank Lampard-esque late arrival into the box and a 35-yard lob was perfection. He could have sat in the centre circle sipping margaritas for the remaining 71 minutes and got a 10/10.

Read our full Chelsea ratings here!

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FT: Chelsea 6-0 Everton

22:00 , Matt Verri

That’ll do for Chelsea!

Perfect night. Four for Palmer, one each for Jackson and Gilchrist, and the Blues are bang in the race for European football.

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Chelsea 6-0 Everton

21:55 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Seven minutes on.

Sean Dyche does not look particularly thrilled.

GOAL! Chelsea 6-0 Everton | Alfie Gilchrist 90'

21:53 , Matt Verri

Six for Chelsea!

Chilwell’s shot is parried out, Gilchrist is there to hammer the rebound in.

Massive celebration too, as he scores his first goal for the club.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:50 , Matt Verri

87 mins: It’s all very quiet inside Stamford Bridge. Home fans know this match has long since been over.

Everton have just about avoided a red card in this second-half, despite their obvious frustrations. A small win...

Gilchrist and Washington are on, replacing Gusto and Jackson.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:45 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Pace of the match has slowed right down. Both sides happy to just see this out now.

Chelsea keeping the ball under no real pressure. They will be desperate to secure a rare clean sheet.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:42 , Matt Verri

79 mins: A couple more Chelsea changes.

Chilwell is on, replacing Mudryk. And Palmer gets a huge ovation as he is brought off, as Casadei is introduced.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:39 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Mykolenko from distance, shot spins away and it’s yet another corner for Everton.

Taken short, eventually clipped in and Beto’s bicycle kick results in a big old swing at thin air.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:36 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Nice run from Jackson, before poking the ball through to Mudryk.

Runs round it, looks to bend a finish into the far corner but it’s straight at Pickford.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:34 , Matt Verri

71 mins: And Madueke will be coming off. Chukwuemeka on for the final 20 minutes or so.

This was Madueke’s final significant ‘contribution’...

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:32 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Madueke is down, so play is briefly stopped. Looks to be cramp.

Not exactly a hectic fixture list for Chelsea, but got to image Pochettino will look to use his bench at some point.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

21:29 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Absolutely terrible challenge from Keane - he gets a yellow card but that was not far away from being a red. VAR had a quick look.

Beto then fires wide after breaking into the box, wild effort.

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21:28 , Matt Verri

Only Chelsea could go 5-0 up in a farce.

Cole Palmer nets a dubious-looking penalty call but it was the arguments about who takes it that stole the show.

Nicolas Jackson and Noni Madueke were furious as they fought for the ball. Conor Gallagher has to wrestle the ball from them and give it to Palmer.

In defence of the players, Mauricio Pochettino has not set a dedicated taker despite Palmer's incredible 9/9 record.

Oh, and Palmer is now the joint-top scorer in the Premier League with Erling Haaland.

GOAL! Chelsea 5-0 Everton | Cole Palmer 64'

21:25 , Matt Verri

Boos around Stamford Bridge, as Jackson and Madueke have to be dragged away by Gallagher.

They were both refusing to hand it over to Palmer, who eventually does put the ball on the spot. Ridiculous that this is even a debate.

Eventually Palmer takes... and Palmer scores! He has his fourth, as he sends Pickford the wrong way.


21:24 , Matt Verri

Palmer goes down first, but his appeals are waved away.

Not for long, as Tarkowski then clatters into Madueke. Clumsy challenge.

Madueke and Jackson arguing over who will take this. Palmer lurking...

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

21:22 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Great ball in from Gusto, Pickford parries it straight out and it bounces off Patterson, behind for a corner. Could easily have been an own goal.

Taken short, comes to Madueke and his shot from distance is deflected wide.

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

21:19 , Matt Verri

56 mins: The night gets even worse for Everton, as Branthwaite limps off.

Keane on in his place - the Toffees only have one sub left to make.

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

21:17 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Palmer should have his fourth!

Mudryk with a lovely break, driving into the space. Slides a perfect pass through to Palmer, only Pickford to beat but it’s a tame effort. Goalkeeper saves comfortably.

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

21:15 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Terrible challenge from Tarkowski.

Jackson knocks the ball past him, and the Everton defence just wipes him out. Yellow card and he doesn’t bother trying to plead his case.

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

21:12 , Matt Verri

50 mins: A sixth Everton corner of the night coming up, after Gomes’ shot from the edge of the area deflects wide. Chelsea haven’t really got going since the break.

McNeil swings it in deep to Branthwaite, who beats Gusto in the air and heads into the side-netting.

Chelsea 4-0 Everton

21:10 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Decent start to the half from Everton.

Despite the scoreline, they are still not just sitting back. Happy to keep pressing high up the pitch - Chelsea won’t mind that at all.

Back underway!

21:08 , Matt Verri

Up and running again.

Three Everton changes. Harrison, Gomes and Patterson on, as Garner, Onana and Coleman make way.

Watch: Palmer brings up a hat-trick

20:58 , Matt Verri

A wonderful curling effort, a well-taken header... and then this.

Perfect hat-trick for Palmer and it didn’t even take him half an hour.

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20:54 , Matt Verri

A sensational half for Chelsea to send a message to FA Cup opponents Man City, as well as Newcastle, Man United and West Ham in the battle for European football.

Whatever Pochettino has done this week has worked, I didn't see this coming.

My one asterisk is Everton have dominated attacking set-pieces but their finishing has been abysmal.

HT: Chelsea 4-0 Everton

20:52 , Matt Verri

That’s a fairly decent half for Chelsea!

A sensational hat-trick from Palmer put the Blues in control, before Jackson added a fourth.

They are cruising to a big win.

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Chelsea 4-0 Everton

20:49 , Matt Verri

45+3 mins: Five minutes added on. Just what Everton wanted.

The Toffees are now just kicking anyone and anything that moves. Already well into double figures for fouls.

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20:47 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are turning the corner so aggressively that people are getting whiplash.

Nicolas Jackson adds a sensational fourth, great first touch, turn and finish squeezed in at the near post. Proper No9 play.

GOAL! Chelsea 4-0 Everton | Nicolas Jackson 44'

20:46 , Matt Verri

Game over, if it wasn’t already!

Cucurella down the left, crosses the ball into the middle. Jackson brings it down and, as he swivels, fires past Pickford.

Brilliant finish.

Chelsea 3-0 Everton

20:44 , Matt Verri

43 mins: VAR checking something in the box, as the referee pauses play ahead of an Everton corner.

Gallagher is holding his neck - he thinks he was grabbed by Onana. Eventually it’s cleared and so too is the corner that follows.

Chelsea 3-0 Everton

20:42 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Mudryk the latest player in the book, as he stops an Everton counter.

McNeil clips the free-kick to the back post, Tarkowski too strong for Palmer and volleys the ball across the face of goal. Nobody there for Everton.

Any touch and it was 3-1.

Chelsea 3-0 Everton

20:40 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Jackson spins past Branthwaite, has the chance to get a shot away but it’s a heavy touch as he drives into the box.

Chelsea man goes over, hopeful appeals for a penalty swiftly waved away.

Chelsea 3-0 Everton

20:38 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Fair few Everton players running hot. Gallagher turns past Young, who has little interest in chasing back and trips him. Yellow card.

Been a first-half to forget for the Toffees.


20:37 , Matt Verri

Everton thought they had hope.

Young swings in a ball from the right, Beto beats Chalobah in the air and nods past Petrovic.

Well offside though. VAR won’t be coming to Beto’s aid.

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20:34 , Matt Verri

Assuming Chelsea don't somehow blow this, they are right in this race for both Europa League and the Conference League.

It's pretty much off the back of one man.

Chelsea 3-0 Everton

20:33 , Matt Verri

32 mins: A perfect hat-trick too. Left foot, header, right foot to finish it off.

Chelsea unsurprisingly full of confidence as they knock the ball around. Long night ahead for Everton.

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20:31 , Matt Verri

It's a calamity from Jordan Pickford as he passes it straight to Cole Palmer, who lobs him from 35 yards after a nice first touch. A 29 minute hat-trick.

He is now just one goal behind Erling Haaland in the race for the golden boot.

Is he sending a message to Manchester City ahead of the semi-final?

GOAL! Chelsea 3-0 Everton | Cole Palmer 29'

20:30 , Matt Verri


Ridiculous. Pickford with an awful pass out, straight to Palmer. He’s 35 yards out, and just lifts a right-footed strike into the empty net.

Chelsea 2-0 Everton

20:29 , Matt Verri

28 mins: Garner flies in on Palmer, catches him late from behind. Yellow card for the Everton midfielder.

That was a frustrated challenge, to put it mildly.

Chelsea 2-0 Everton

20:27 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Bit of a scrappy period in the match, both sides giving the ball away.

Palmer is just floating around the pitch, playing wherever he wants really. Capable of making something happen every time he touches the ball.

Jackson picks it up 25 yards out, lashes an effort at goal. High and wide.

Chelsea 2-0 Everton

20:24 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Everton corner. They need to make the most of these.

Swung in right on top of Petrovic, he doesn’t make contact with a bit of a flap, but Gallagher is there behind him to head the ball away to safety.

Chelsea 2-0 Everton

20:22 , Matt Verri

21 mins: Everton just trying to keep the ball for a bit, after that disastrous spell.

Feel they will get chances though, Chelsea are not exactly rock solid at the back.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Everton | Cole Palmer 18'

20:22 , Matt Verri

That goal has really changed the feel of this match, Chelsea look full of confidence all of a sudden.

Caicedo skipping into space in midfield, Coleman drags him down. 30 yards out... too far for Palmer? Not a great angle for his left foot.

Taken short instead, Chelsea really patient.

They burst into life here, Mudryk cuts the ball back. Jackson’s shot saved, rebound falls for Palmer... and he heads home!

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20:21 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer is special. He has scored in seven successive home league games, the first player to achieve that feat for Chelsea.

Not seen a single player carry the Blues like this since Eden Hazard.

He is seriously chasing the Premier League's golden boot - that one was a Frank Lampard-esque late arrival into the box.

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

20:17 , Matt Verri

15 mins: And it should be 2-0!

Chelsea flying now. Madueke leads the charge, and Mudryk slides him in.

Ball squared to Palmer, who from two yards out can’t turn it into an empty net. Got in front of the ball.

Sensational from Palmer!

20:16 , Matt Verri

Special, special goal.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Everton | Cole Palmer 13'

20:14 , Matt Verri

Chelsea take the lead... and it is of course Palmer!

Stunning goal too. Lovely footwork to skip past Branthwaite, one-two with Jackson and Palmer then curls it beyond Pickford from the edge of the area.

Chelsea 0-0 Everton

20:11 , Matt Verri


Everton should be in front. Great move, after Gusto is caught on the ball.

Young slides in Coleman on the overlap, he fires the ball across the face of goal and Beto somehow turns it over from a few yards out.

Chelsea 0-0 Everton

20:10 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Chelsea look sharp enough in attack... and pretty dreadful at the back. Gusto plays the ball straight out of play for a corner - awful pass.

Whipped in for Branthwaite at the near post, flicked wide.

Chelsea 0-0 Everton

20:07 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Groans around Stamford Bridge as Gusto plays the ball back to Petrovic, with Beto not far away from getting on the end of it.

I would suggest it is not going to take much to get this crowd irritated.

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20:06 , Matt Verri

A nice bit of play from Moises Caicedo to win the ball high up the pitch allowing Noni Madueke to drive at the defence and win a corner.

It was a concern to see Cole Palmer marking James Tarkowski at a corner just moments earlier.

Welcome to Chelsea FC.

Chelsea 0-0 Everton

20:05 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Everton threaten with their first set-piece too.

Floated towards Tarkowski, who for some reason is being marked by Palmer. Everton defender wins the header, to the surprise of nobody. Doesn’t fall for a team-mate.

Chelsea 0-0 Everton

20:03 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Chelsea straight on the front foot, winning an early free-kick.

Palmer clips it into the box, Chalobah can’t quite catch up with it a the back post. Out of play.

Pickford already taking his sweet time over goal-kicks. Chelsea fans are going to get fed up of that fairly quickly.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

20:02 , Matt Verri

Looking at the Chelsea line up, it's very much a case of don't give away corners or wide free-kicks. This is not the most physical side.

Trevoh Chalobah might be the most dominant player aerially. And we all know how Sean Dyche's Everton play.

Everton fans booed the Premier League anthem as they battle their points deduction and PSR charges (yes, the Premier League has an anthem).


20:01 , Matt Verri

Underway at a very windy Stamford Bridge!

Ten minutes to go!

19:51 , Matt Verri

Kick-off coming up very shortly.

Chelsea have dropped points against Burnley and Sheffield United recently, so Everton will believe they can get something from this match tonight.

Will it be the Cole Palmer show again? He already has 16 goals and nine assists in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea enjoying home comforts

19:43 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have lost only once at Stamford Bridge since Brentford.

For all results have been up and down, it has been fairly impressive from them in west London in recent months.

Particularly chaotic though, with 3-2 wins over Leeds and Newcastle, a 4-2 win over Leicester and that dramatic 4-3 victory against Manchester United.

Goals almost a guarantee...

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Pre-match thoughts from Dyche

19:36 , Matt Verri

The Everton boss has been speaking ahead of kick-off!

Chelsea to consider transfer strategy

19:32 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino has opened the door to Chelsea signing more experienced players in the summer.

The Argentine criticised his players for not being “mature enough” after they twice threw away leads to draw 2-2 away at Sheffield United last week.

But Pochettino has softened his tone, admitting he needs to be more positive and cautious in his criticism as Chelsea remain in contention to qualify for either the Europa League or Conference League.

“We can keep going in the same way with the policy [to sign young players],” Pochettino began telling reporters.

“But in the squad, we have Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Bettinelli. Maybe Marcus isn’t playing but he does a fantastic job helping the young guys.

“We have experienced players in the squad. It is not going against the project to have some players who are helping the young guys to perform, to be professional, and to understand what it means to be in the Premier League and to be at Chelsea.

“We need to talk and decide the strategy for next season.”

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Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:25 , Matt Verri

Victory for Chelsea and they will be three points off sixth... with a game in hand!

Pochettino: We are not consistent enough

19:20 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have conceded 52 goals in the Premier League this season, and at least in their last seven games.

“Maybe it is not good,” Pochettino says of his side’s defensive record.

“I think at the beginning of the season the challenge was to score goals.

"We were not consistent enough in defensive situations. Today we are seeing different football in the Premier League.

"The target is to win tonight and win the next game. The expectation was so high from the beginning, but the reality is it was going to be different."

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Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:12 , Matt Verri

Ben Chilwell is on the bench but it is largely full of youth, as Mauricio Pochettino promised.

The substitutes include Tyrique George and Kiano Dyer, who make the squad for the first time.

Changes for both sides

19:08 , Matt Verri

Two change for Chelsea, and they are both expected.

Axel Disasi and Enzo Fernandez are ruled out with injury, and Malo Gusto and Mykhailo Mudryk come into the side.

As for Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has picked up a hamstring injury and doesn’t make the squad, as Beto starts.

Amadou Onana is fit to start and he replaces Andre Gomes.

Everton team news

19:04 , Matt Verri

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Tarkowski, Brathwaite, Mykolenko, Young, Garner, Onana, McNeil, Doucoure, Beto.

Subs: Virginia, Patterson, Keane, Danjuma, Harrison, Gomes, Godfrey, Chermiti, Warrington

Chelsea team news

19:01 , Matt Verri

Chelsea XI: Petrovic, Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella, Caicedo, Gallagher, Madueke, Mudryk, Palmer, Jackson

Subs: Chukwuemeka, George, Badiashile, Dyer, Casadei, Deivid Washington, Bettinelli, Gilchrist, Chilwell

Stage is set!

18:48 , Matt Verri

It’s a glorious night in west London...

Busy summer ahead at Stamford Bridge

18:40 , Matt Verri

Chelsea’s homegrown stars will not be rushed into finding a new club if the Blues need to sell them to raise quick cash this summer.

Conor Gallagher, Trevoh Chalobah, Ian Maatsen and Armando Broja could all be sold to ensure Chelsea avoid the threat of financial breaches.

Chelsea reportedly need to raise £100million in player sales by June 30 so the sales can be included in their financial accounts for 2023-24.

Academy players represent ‘pure profit’ on the balance sheet and many young players in the squad fear they will be at the front of the queue of players the club look to sell. But it is understood Gallagher, Chalobah, Maatsen and Broja have insisted they will wait for the right opportunity.

Gallagher is believed to be valued at £45m-£50m. Tottenham tried to sign him last summer and he would want to move to a top-level Premier League club.

The midfielder will this summer enter the final year of his contract and little progress has been made in talks over a new deal. He hopes to be selected in the England squad for Euro 2024 and will be reluctant to discuss his future during the tournament.

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Pochettino: Sterling can play at home

18:27 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino insists he is not afraid to play Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge despite dropping him to the bench since he was booed off against Leicester.

The 29-year-old has not started since his poor display before the international break saw him subjected to boos and jeers from large sections of the home crowd.

Sterling made substitute appearances against Burnley and Manchester United before being unused at Sheffield United last Sunday.

“No, it's because we assess all the player's performance, and I think we need to be fair, or trying to be fair, and we gave the opportunity to Noni Madueke to play,” Pochettino told reporters.

“And to put [Cole] Palmer in another position to find a good balance. You know, we've got to get [someone] on the left, and I think it's because we assess the player's form and then make a decision. It's only for that.

“Not because of the situation, [that isn’t] going to make me change my mind. And I think the team is not suffering for this. It's only because I analyse the form of the player. And then I need to make decisions.”


Chelsea extend deals

18:19 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have exercised options to extend Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk’s long contracts into their 30s.

FA documents have revealed Fernandez has eight years left on his £180,000-a-week deal which runs until 2032, while Mudryk has seven years on his £97,000-a-week deal until 2031.

Fernandez will be 31 when he contract expires and Mudryk will be 30 at the end of his.

Chelsea signed Fernandez in a £106.8million deal from Benfica in January 2023, the same window Mudryk joined for £88.5m from Shakhtar Donetsk

It is unclear why Chelsea exercised options to extend their deals with so much time still to run on them.

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Everton appeal second points deduction

18:06 , Matt Verri

Everton have formally lodged an appeal against the two-point penalty imposed on the club earlier this month for breaching Premier League financial rules.

The Toffees indicated their intention to appeal last Monday, the same day the sanction was announced, and the club have now confirmed they have done so.

The club admitted breaching the Premier League's profitability and sustainability rules (PSR) for permitted losses by £16.6million for the assessment period ending with the 2022-23 season.

The independent commission which imposed the sanction disclosed in the written reasons for its decision that the Premier League had initially sought a five-point penalty.

This was reduced to two by the commission, after mitigation was taken into account, notably the fact that the club were being punished twice in the same overlapping period. Everton had a 10-point penalty for an earlier PSR breach reduced to six on appeal in February.

Standard Sport prediction

17:58 , Matt Verri

It’s difficult to be confident about predicting a Chelsea result right now, but they should have too much firepower for this Everton team.

The Blues have been largely impressive on home soil and can pick up another win here.

Chelsea to win, 2-1.

Everton team news

17:51 , Matt Verri

As for Everton, they will be without Arnaut Danjuma, Dele Alli and Lewis Dobbin once again.

There could be a double boost in midfield though - Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye should return.

James Garner and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both missed training with knocks last week but are likely to play.


Chelsea team news

17:43 , Matt Verri

Chelsea will be without Axel Disasi and Enzo Fernandez this evening.

The duo take Mauricio Pochettino’s list of possible absentees to 11, while Raheem Sterling and Robert Sanchez, both ill, are major doubts.

Disasi, who had never missed a game through injury before joining Chelsea, has not trained since the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United, and neither has Fernandez.

Ben Chilwell is in “partial team training” and may be fit for a place on the bench. Levi Colwill, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and Lesley Ugochukwu remain out injured.

Malo Gusto is set to return after being rested on Sunday, and he joins a back four with Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella, the only senior defenders available.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Petrovic; Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher; Palmer, Mudryk, Madueke; Jackson

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How to watch Chelsea vs Everton

17:35 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Monday Night Football starts at 6.30pm BST for the 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: Follow all the action right here with us. Nizaar Kinsella will provide expert analysis from the ground!

Good evening!

17:29 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Everton!

The Blues really do need to get back to winning ways if they are to stay firmly in the hunt for European football, while every point is precious for Everton in the relegation battle.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST from Stamford Bridge.

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