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October 15, 2011 12:30 PM EDT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ M. Jones‎
Attendance:‬ 41789‎
45+2′ John Terry
62′ Ramires

Premier League Preview: Chelsea - Everton

The home side remains in third place and boast a strong home record.

By Adithya Ananth

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Bosingwa, Luiz, Terry, Cole
Ramires, Meireles, Lampard
Sturridge, Drogba, Mata


Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will miss the services of Fernando Torres, who is serving his suspension for a reckless two-footed challenge that earned him a red against Swansea.

With the former Liverpool hitman suspended for this game, Daniel Sturridge could come in as a replacement. Juan Mata and Didier Drogba would likely be preferred over Nicolas Anelka, who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent months.

The home side also has no new injuries from the international break, but Michael Essien (knee) remains sidelined while Henrique Hilario (hip) is a doubt to make the squad.

David Moyes has only one injury related concern ahead of the trip to London, as Victor Anichebe (groin) is sidelined. But barring the lone injury, the Scot has everyone else available for this fixture.


  • Chelsea is currently on an undefeated run of 10 games in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, winning nine and drawing one in the process.
  • But the club's record against Everton is not one that it will be proud of, having defeated that team only once in the last nine league meetings between the two sides.
  • Didier Drogba (pictured right), however, will be looking forward to this game, as he has hit the back of the net seven times in his last nine outings against the Toffees.
  • Both teams have conceded eight league goals this season. But the home side has managed to score 17, whereas David Moyes' men have found the net only six times.
  • Everton has won only 12 of the 72 meetings between the two sides in London, but has managed to carve out 25 draws during the long history between the two sides. Chelsea has won 35 times against the Toffees on home soil.
  • If all games ended at halftime, Chelsea would still be in third place, but Everton would have slipped down one to 14th in the standings.

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