Chelsea's last 5 domestic results:Chelsea 0-0 West HamManchester City 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea FC v Everton FC
Saturday 22nd February 12:45
Premier League Match Day 27
(Ivanovic)Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle
(Hazard x3)West Brom 1-1 Chelsea
(Ivanovic)Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea
- FA CupEverton's last 5 domestic results:Stevenage 0-4 Everton
- FA Cup (Naismith x2, Heitinga, Gueye)Liverpool 4-0 EvertonEverton 2-1 Aston Villa
(Naismith, Mirallas)Tottenham 1-0 EvertonEverton 3-1 Swansea
- FA Cup (Traore, Naismith, Baines Pen)
Chelsea's 2-0 exit from the FA Cup by the hands of Manchester City means that Jose Mourinho's men only have 2 chances of glory left this season having seen the League Cup go by earlier in the season to Sunderland. The performance in the FA Cup was a stark contrast to what happened in the league at the Ethiad Stadium as Chelsea failed to mount a single attempt on target last Saturday. Some of Chelsea's star performers are starting to show signs of fatigue, in particular Eden Hazard who has started 7 matches in the space of 24 days along with Willian who has started 6 of those matches in the same period. Some under-performing players such as Salah and Schurrle aren't making selections easy along with a collection of strikers who aren't strong enough to lead a title winning team.
Chelsea unbeaten Premier League home record under Jose Mourinho has always been well documented and it has been a big part of why Chelsea currently sit top of the Premier League table. They're the only team in the Premier League unbeaten at home and have only dropped points to West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion this season. That current record under the manager stands at 73 matches unbeaten in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.
Possible Line Ups
Everton's midweek Premier League game was called off due to adverse weather conditions which was perhaps an advantage going into the 5th round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Despite an average first half, Everton managed the win after a more inspired second half and a fantastic cameo appearance from Steven Naismith put Everton into the Quarter Finals where a trip to the Emirates awaits. Everton need to get their top 4 campaign back on track in what will be a seriously difficult test following consecutive away defeats to Liverpool and Tottenham.
Everton have had 2 penalties this season but only 1 of them has come in the Premier League as Leighton Baines rescued a point away to Stoke from the spot. No team has conceded more penalties than the 6 that Everton have tallied up and no team has a worse ratio of Penalties awarded and conceded. However, only 3 of those 6 penalties have been scored with Sturridge skying his effort in the derby over the bar whilst Howard saved a penalty at Villa Park and was credited with a save away to Manchester City.
Stats & Injuries
Chelsea will definitely be without midfielder Marco Van Ginkel
who is out with an ACL injury until April whilst John Terry
is judged to be 50/50 for the match. Everton will certainly be without Darron Gibson
, Arouna Kone
and Bryan Oviedo
who are all long term injuries whilst Antolin Alcaraz
and Romelu Lukaku
aren't set to return until the start of March. The latter isn't eligible to play anyway due to Premier League rules regarding loan signings.