Booking their spot in the quarter-final of this year’s FA Cup in midweek, Chelsea will now look to widen their top-four buffer when they welcome a resurging Everton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Cashing in on Liverpool’s woeful week and picking up a 2-0 win over the Reds on Tuesday night, the Blues are now hoping to secure a Premier League boost having dropped points away at Bournemouth last weekend and winning just one of their last six top-flight appearances.
On the flip side, while Everton may have been disappointed to have only snatched a point off of Manchester United last week, the Blues have made a string of improvements and have their sights set on mounting a late European charge.
Tasting Premier League defeat just once since New Year’s Day, Sunday’s guests should also be boosted by their eye-catching record against the West London outfit.
Picking up a 3-1 win when they welcomed Chelsea to Goodison Park back in December, Everton have now collected back-to-back victories against the former champions and are unbeaten against Chelsea since 2017.
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A Blues boost
Although Frank Lampard may have been left furious to see his side ship a pair of goals in the space of just three minutes away at Bournemouth last weekend, the former England midfielder got quite the response on Tuesday night.
Handing Liverpool their third defeat in four appearances thanks to a 2-0 win in West London, Chelsea have continued on their glittering FA Cup record and now have their sights set on widening their top-four buffer.
Although Chelsea might still be unable to call upon leading marksman Tammy Abraham due to an ankle injury, Lampard will be glad to see that his side have still managed to find the net at a steady rate.
Helped by full-back Marcos Alonso bagging three goals in back-to-back Premier League appearances, Saturday’s hosts have managed to bag a pair of goals in four of their last five top-flight outings.
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Elsewhere, after putting in what was a stunning display against Liverpool on Tuesday night, 18-year-old starlet and the midweek Man of the Match, Billy Gilmore could be set to reclaim his spot in the heart of Lampard’s midfield.
Calvert-Lewin to steal the show?
Although more VAR controversy may have left Everton hard done by at Goodison Park last weekend, Carlo Ancelotti’s side caught the eye in their 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
With a growing reputation for their performances in the final third, the Toffees have lost just a sole Premier League appearance since New Year’s Day and find themselves sat five points adrift of the top-six.
Unsurprisingly, a huge part of Everton’s recent resurge has come thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s glittering recent purple patch.
While United keeper David de Gea may have given him a huge helping hand, the 22-year-old once again found the net last weekend and has now scored in his last three Premier League matches on the bounce.
More impressive, along with grabbing a brace in his last meeting against Chelsea, the striker is now heavily linked with a senior England call-up after scoring five goals in his last six top-flight appearances.
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