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  • May 19, 2013
  • • 16:00
  • • Stamford Bridge, London
  • Referee: A. Taylor
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Chelsea - Everton Preview: Benitez & Moyes look to sign off with victory

Chelsea - Everton Preview: Benitez & Moyes look to sign off with victory

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The two managers leave their respective clubs after this game, with the Blues needing a win to guarantee third place and automatic entry into the Champions League group stage

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

CHELSEA

Cech
Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole
Mikel, David Luiz
Ramires, Mata, Oscar
Ba

EVERTON


Howard
Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
Mirallas, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar
Fellaini
Anichebe


Europa League winners Chelsea are still without Eden Hazard (hamstring) and John Terry (ankle), who both sat out Wednesday’s triumph in Amsterdam after limping off against Aston Villa last Saturday.

Rafa Benitez has confirmed that Ryan Bertrand (knee) will also miss the match, though Demba Ba is in contention to start start up front after being ineligible to face Benfica in midweek.

David Moyes, also in his last game in charge, has few injury concerns to contend with, though Phil Neville (knee), who has been sidelined since March, and Leon Osman (also knee) will both miss the match.

The Toffees are set to keep the same XI from last week’s win over West Ham, with Victor Anichebe leading the line in front of Marouane Fellaini.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Frank Lampard’s strike against Aston Villa last weekend was his 203rd for Chelsea, making him all-time top goalscorer at Stamford Bridge.
  • If this game finishes as a 0-0 draw and Arsenal win 2-1 at Newcastle, the two sides will face a play-off to see who finishes third in the Premier League. Read more here.
  • Wednesday’s win over Benfica means Blues Player of the Year Juan Mata (pictured right) and Fernando Torres are current winners of the World Cup, European Championships, Champions League and Europa League.
  • Everton are guaranteed a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League and will finish above rivals Liverpool for the second successive season; the first time they’ve done so in over 50 years.
  • The Toffees are this season’s draw specialists, with 15 in the Premier League.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chelsea

Everton

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chelsea FC CHE
Chelsea FC Chelsea
Draw
Everton FC EVE
Everton FC Everton
71%
18%

Top 3 Predictions

Chelsea FC CHE
2 - 0
Everton FC EVE
Chelsea FC CHE
2 - 1
Everton FC EVE
Chelsea FC CHE
3 - 1
Everton FC EVE

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