Everton vs Chelsea: Prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds - Premier League preview

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Romelu Lukaku and Everton stand in the way of Chelsea taking another giant stride towards the Premier League title on Sunday.

Antonio Conte's Blues are four points clear at the top of the table after Tottenham's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, and head to Goodison Park knowing another win will put them one step closer to the title.

But Everton boss Ronald Koeman will be confident of troubling Chelsea given that he boasts the Premier League's top scorer Lukaku.

Chelsea have targeted their former striker for a Stamford Bridge return this summer, but the Belgian's focus this weekend will be on adding to his 24 league goals this season and putting a dent in Conte's title ambitions.

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START TIME

Everton host Chelsea at Goodison with kick-off scheduled for 2:05pm on Sunday, April 30.

TV AND LIVE ONLINE COVERAGE

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage starting from 1pm. Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 1pm with Standard Sport’s London Football live blog.

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TEAM NEWS

Everton have Enner Valencia available for Sunday after the striker was ineligible to face parent club West Ham last week.

None of the Toffees' injured stars are ready to return, however. Midfielder Muhamed Besic is building up his fitness after a year out with a serious knee injury but James McCarthy (hamstring), Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie (both knee), Seamus Coleman (broken leg) and Aaron Lennon all remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Robles, Holgate, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Barkley, Davies, Mirallas, Lukaku, Stekelenburg, Pennington, Kenny, Barry, Williams, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Kone, Valencia.

Antonio Conte, meanwhile, can pick from a full strength squad and the Blues manager is expected to continue with his tried and tested regulars as his side edge ever close to the Premier League title.

That means the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa should lead Chelsea's challenge at Goodison Park.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Pedro, Costa, Matic, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo, Aina, Ake.

​​POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

Everton starting XI: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Barkley, Lukaku, Mirallas

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Fabregas, Hazard; Costa

HEAD-TO-HEAD

PREDICTION

BETTING ODDS (via 888 Sport)

  • Everton to win: 27/10
  • Chelsea to win: 26/25
  • Draw: 13/5

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