Chelsea 3-1 Everton: As It Happened, Apostolos Vellios Takes 18 Seconds to Score

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Chelsea 3-1 Everton: As It Happened, Apostolos Vellios Takes 18 Seconds to Score
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Kickoff at 17:30 UK/03:30 EST 

Everton have been a difficult proposition for Chelsea, especially at Stamford Bridge—Chelsea have failed to beat Everton in their last five fixtures at home. 

Team News

  • Chelsea: Fernando Torres will continue to serve a three game suspension. The Spaniard will be free to play against Arsenal on October 29. 
  • Everton: Teenager Ross Barkley will not play.
  • Chelsea: David Luiz, who has been clocking up mileage for Brazil, has been rested.  
  • Everton: Royston Drenthe will continue his role as impact sub. 

Starting Lineups and Substitutes

Chelsea: Petr Čech, José Bosingwa, Branislav Ivanović, John Terry, Ashley Cole, John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard, Ramires, Juan Mata, Didier Drogba, Daniel Sturridge. 

Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, Alex, Raul Meireles, Oriol Romeu, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka, Romelu Lukaku. 

Everton: Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini, Jack Rodwell, Leon Osman, Séamus Coleman, Tim Cahill, Louis Saha.

Substitutes: Ján Mucha, Phil Neville, John Heitinga,  Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Royston Drenthe, Denis Stracqualursi, Apostolos Vellios.

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