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Carabao EFL Cup Preview : Chelsea vs Everton – Analysis & Possible Line-Ups



Chelsea FC will be hoping to carry on the triumphant momentum when they host an Everton team bereft of confidence and without a manager at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Chelsea might not have dropped any points on Saturday, but rather they were a long way from their best form against a vivacious Watford side and almost practically lost the game. They went a goal up at an early stage but were pegged back and entered the last 20 minutes 2-1 down, but a quickfire goal from Michy Batshuayi and Cesar Azpilicueta earned them a 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte is likely to unleash a solid line-up for the game as he hopes to builds on Saturday’s win.

Injury: Danny Drinkwater (calf), N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses (both hamstring) will once again miss the tie.

Ronald Koeman, at last, went separate ways with the Toffees on Monday and with the caretaker set to assume responsibility for this game we can expect a solid Everton side as they look to end their poor run of form.

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Regardless of whether this will encourage or not remains to be seen, but considering they have scored in six of their last seven games.

James McCarthy could make his arrival from injury in the game subsequent of playing 45 minutes for the club’s U23 side a week ago, while midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is likewise available for the clash.

Injury : Everton caretaker, David Unsworth will manage without Idrissa Gueye, who was sent off in the thrashing to Arsenal on Sunday. Longtime absentee Ross Barkley (groin injury), Yannick Bolasie (knee), Seamus Coleman (broken leg), Aaron Lennon Muscular Issue) and Ramiro Funes Mori (knee) all remain sidelined.


Chelsea has won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six meetings with Everton. Chelsea has conceded in 63% of their home games this season, including 100% of their last four games.

While, Everton have scored in 86% of their last seven games in all competition, but stilll have conceded in 86% of those games as well.


Possible Chelsea line-ups (3-4-3):

Caballero, Cahill, Rudiger, Christensen, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Ampadu, Fabregas, Pedro, Batshuayi, Willian.

Possible Everton line-ups (4-4-2): 

Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Williams, Baines, Schneiderlin, Davies, Sigurdsson, Mirallas, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney.


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