The Toffees have claimed victory in eight league games in a row on home turf, a run stretching back to the Merseyside derby against Liverpool on December 19.
Ronald Koeman has enjoyed a solid first season at Everton on that foundation and will be hoping for a better outcome on this occasion than the 5-0 defeat his team suffered last November at Stamford Bridge.
|Game||Everton vs Chelsea|
|Date||Sunday, April 30, 2017|
|Time||14:05 GMT, 09:05 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports 1 and by stream via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports 1||Sky Go|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on CNBC and by stream via NBC Sports Live.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|CNBC||NBC Sports Live|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Defenders||Baines, Jagielka, Williams, Holgate, Kenny, Pennington|
|Midfielders||Mirallas, McCarthy, Besic, Barry, Barkley, Gueye, Lennon, Davies, Schneiderlin|
|Forwards||Kone, Lukaku, Valencia, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman|
Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman are long-term absentees for Everton, while Ronald Koeman has admitted James McCarthy's season may also be over. There has been no update given on Aaron Lennon, who has not played since early February.
Muhamed Besic played 90 minutes for the Toffees' Under-23 side in midweek and is nearing a return to first-team contention.
|Goalkeepers||Begovic, Courtois, Eduardo|
|Defenders||Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Aina, Alonso, Luiz, Ake|
|Midfielders||Fabregas, Hazard, Matic, Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Kante, Chalobah, Kenedy|
|Forwards||Pedro, Costa, Batshuayi, Solanke|
Antonio Conte has a full squad to choose from.
Gary Cahill returned - and scored - in the win over Southampton after briefly being sidelined due to a gallbladder condition and is set to continue alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz as normal.
BETTING & GAME ODDS
Chelsea are 21/20 favourites to end Everton's winning run, according to Oddschecker, with the Toffees priced at 29/10 and the draw available at 27/10.
Diego Costa is the 4/1 favourite to score first, with Romelu Lukaku rated at 5/1 and Eden Hazard a touch longer at 11/2.
If Chelsea can win this one, they will have sucked most of the belief out of Tottenham in the space of a week.
The Blues' FA Cup semi-final victory may not have earned them any points over Mauricio Pochettino's side but it had a certain psychological effect, and they took a second step of three towards a perfect seven days by beating Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Everton, though, have simply trampled on all visitors to their home ground of late. They have scored at least three goals in every home game they have played in March and April, so Diego Costa and Eden Hazard will need to replicate their displays against the Saints for Chelsea to have any chance of winning.
The 4-3-3 formation Ronald Koeman has adopted during the second half of the season has seemed to suit Everton down to the ground, and if they can keep hold of Romelu Lukaku, add some extra quality out wide and perhaps strengthen their defence this summer, they will have an outside shot of crashing the top four in 2017-18.
For now, they can have their say in the title race by keeping this run going. With Lukaku always motivated by the prospect of facing his former club, you would not bet against them making the end-of-season run-in very interesting.