Jose Mourinho desperately needs three points
Last updated: September 7, 2015 by Leon Marshal
|Venue:||Goodison park, Liverpool|
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
Jose Mourinho’s team only earned four points from four games which is woefully unacceptable for the title holder. So, it is imperative The Blues do all they can to win the full package of points when they visit Goodison park.
Despite the fact Chelsea lost at home against Crystal Palace by two goals to one in the fourth round of the competition, Jose Mourinho said that he is not disappointed in any of his players. He praised youngsters Zouma, Kenedy and Ruben for their efforts on the pitch. The Brazilian, Kenedy, made his debut for The Blues, coming on from the bench he tried to make a noted difference in the play.
Everton are playing good football and even though they drew 0-0 against Tottenham in their last competitive game, The Toffees maintained a good overall performance on the pitch. Now Roberto Martinez hopes that his team will take the points from this upcoming match.
Everton captain Baines is still injured and won’t take part in this match, but The Toffees have signed ex River Plate player and Argentina international Ramiro Funes Mori for £ 9.5 m., he is expected to make his debut against The Blues.
Pienaar (hamstring) and Galloway (knee injury) are also out of the squad for the game against Chelsea.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar is still suffering from injury and won’t be available for the upcoming match. John Terry is back after being banned for one match.
The transfer saga which linked Everton defender John Stones with Chelsea has finally ended and Stones will keep playing for his present club.
Quotes of the week
Roberto Martinez (Everton) : “In Ross Barkley I see bits of Michael Ballack, bits of Gazza.”
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) : “Chelsea ready to climb up Premier League table.”
|Everton (4-2-3-1):||Howard, Stones, Jagielka, Coleman, Ramiro Mori, Barry, McCarthy, Kone, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku.|
|Subs||Robles, Deulofeu, Naismith, Oviedo, Browning, Mirallas, Besic|
|Injured:||Galloway, Pienaar, Baines|
|Chelsea (4-2-3-1):||Courtois, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Pedro, Hazard, Willian, Falcao.|
|Subs||Begovic, Diego Costa, Ruben, Kenedy, Baba, Remy, Obi Mikel.|
Belgium’s international Romelu Lukaku proved he is the man in form for Everton, scoring twice from the beginning of the season. Roberto Martinez, Everton manager, is confident that Lukaku can outplay Chelsea’s defenders and score in their net.
|Lukaku this season|
|Games||Minutes||Goals||Shots per game||Assits||MotM||Yellows||Reds|
|Hazard this season|
|Games||Minutes||Goals||Shots per game||Assists||MotM||Yellows||Reds|
Eden Hazard started his fourth season at Stamford Bridge and despite the team’s recent bad results; he is still performing at top level. The 24-year-old Belgium international will be looking for his first goal of the season.
So far this season
|Everton this season||Chelsea this season|
|0 (1)||(at home) Wins (away)||0 (1)|
|3-0 vs Southampton||Biggest win||3-2 vs WBA|
|1 (1)||(at home) Draws (away)||1 (0)|
|1 (0)||(at home) Losses (away)||1 (1)|
|0-2 to Manchester City||Biggest Defeat||0-3 to Manchester City|
|Lukaku (2), Barkley (2)||Top scorer||Azpilicueta (1), Pedro (1), Oscar (1), Falcao (1), Costa (1)|
|Kone (2)||Assist Leader||Pedro (1), Hazard (1), Costa (1)|
|Y4, R0||Discipline||Y5, R2|
|2||Failures to score||1|
|1||Both Teams to Score Games||3|
|2||Over 2.5 Games||4|
|2||Under 2.5 Games||0|
- Taking a look back in history, we see that these two teams have faced each other 160 times. Chelsea have the advantage because they have won 61 times. There are 49 draws and 50 Everton victories.
- Everton have scored five goals from the beginning of the season and 60 % of them were in the final quarter of their games.
- All the Chelsea goals were scored from different players. Moreover, last season’s meeting at Goodison park finished 3-6.
- Chelsea players struggle in defense. It becomes apparent when you look at recent history; The Blues have conceded nine goals in four games which is extremely high. That’s why Mourinho paid out another £ 2.7 m. in his signing of Senegalese center-back Papy Djilobodji.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goalscorer|
|11.02.15||Premier League||Chelsea 1-0 Everton||Willian 89′|
|30.08.14||Premier League||Everton 3-6 Chelsea||Diego Costa 1′|
|22/02/14||Premier League||Chelsea 1-0 Everton||Terry 90′|
|14.09.13||Premier League||Everton 1-0 Chelsea||Naismith 45′|
|19.05.13||Premier League||Chelsea 2-1 Everton||Mata 7′|