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

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentOctober 15, 2011

BOLTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea at the Reebok Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Bolton, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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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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