Both teams are hoping to land Champions League action for next term, but it’s the home side who have fourth place at present after leapfrogging Everton in midweek having won at another Merseyside club, 1-0 at Liverpool - though Carlo Ancelotti’s team do still have a game in hand.
It’s 10 unbeaten in a row for Thomas Tuchel since taking over as boss from Frank Lampard, across all competitions, but the main focus remains on securing a top-four finish.
A win in this game would go a long way toward assuring themselves of that, as continuing the unbeaten run as well as stopping a rival getting three points would be a huge double bonus for Chelsea. Everton have won three in a row, though, so it’ll be far from easy for either side to emerge victorious.
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.