Carlo Ancelotti’s side are in fifth, a point behind their hosts and have a game in hand, so they know that even a draw will represent a real opportunity for the future - but a victory against an in-form rival would finally hammer home to many that Everton’s long wait to dine at the top table could be coming to an end.
Chelsea are battling on both fronts as we head into the final stretch of the season, with a 10-game unbeaten run at the start of Thomas Tuchel’s reign suggesting the foundations are being laid for a fruitful spell ahead.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
When is the game?
The match kicks off at 6pm on Monday, 8 March at Stamford Bridge.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be screened live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
CHE - Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Havertz, Hudson-Odoi; Werner
EVE - Pickford, Holgate, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Chelsea - 3/5
Draw - 16/5
Everton - 6/1
Carlo Ancelotti’s side won’t make it easy for the Blues but Chelsea look confident and have a good game plan right now which will see them dominate the 90 minutes. They still need to develop a more clinical edge, but should just edge the match here. Chelsea 2-1 Everton.