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Everton vs. Chelsea: Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIMarch 16, 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Eden Hazard of Chelsea holds the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Chelsea can give their hopes of finishing in the top four a boost on Sunday with a victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

The west London side are the only team involved in the top-four race in action at the weekend, and they know a victory will see them move level on points with Arsenal in fourth and just a point behind Tottenham Hotspur in third.

Everton have found it tough going in front of their own fans in 2019. Marco Silva's men have lost three of their last five league games at Goodison and have won just once.

    

Date: Sunday, March 17

Time: 4:30 p.m. GMT, 12:30 p.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports Premier League (UK)NBCSN (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK),  NBC Sports Live (U.S.)

Match Odds (via Oddschecker): Everton 3-1, Chelsea 19-20, Draw 14-5

    

Preview

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Marco Silva, Manager of Everton gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park on March 09, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo
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Silva remains under scrutiny at Everton after a poor run of form that continued with a 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday, despite Everton having taken an early 2-0 lead.

Everton held Chelsea to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in November, and Silva told a pre-match press conference his side can "achieve better" at Goodison Park if they play with confidence.

The Everton boss has also called on his team's supporters to help his side out of their slump:

Everton @Everton

🗣 | MS: "If our fans can repeat the atmosphere, it would be fantastic for all of us. It could be the key. Last weekend was tough for them and they didn't deserve it." https://t.co/HXvGFLGnm1

The Toffees will be without Phil Jagielka and Kurt Zouma for the clash, but Leighton Baines could feature for the first time since February:

Ben Dinnery @BenDinnery

Leighton Baines is also in contention for the visit of Chelsea after recovering from rib and back problems. #EFC https://t.co/vdEaSlZZsk

Chelsea come into the match fresh from a 5-0 UEFA Europa League win over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday that secured an 8-0 aggregate win.

Maurizio Sarri was able to rest key players David Luiz, Pedro and Eden Hazard in Ukraine, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Jorginho only appeared as second-half substitutes.

Striker Gonzalo Higuain missed the trip due to a fever, but he was not missed as Olivier Giroud played his way into contention with a hat-trick, as shown by BT Sport (UK only):

Football on BT Sport @btsportfootball

1️⃣ Left foot 2️⃣ Right foot 3️⃣ Header A perfect hat-trick for Olivier Giroud as Chelsea romp to a 5-0 win in Kiev! He is now the Europa League's top scorer with 9️⃣ goals. https://t.co/c2VBOfaaHI

The hosts should be the fresher team, but Chelsea will be full of confidence after hammering Dynamo and have the creativity needed to come away with at least a point.

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