Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres [Reuters]

Chelsea take on Everton in the first Premier League fixture of the weekend at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.


Jose Mourinho's side were knocked out of the FA Cup after the Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend. Stevan Jovetic opened the scoring for the Citizens before former Arsenal midfielder Sami Nasri found the back of the net in the second half on his return from injury.

In the last league fixture, Chelsea settled for a draw against West Bromwich Albion. The result in the league has seen them fail to extend their lead at the top of the table. The west London club are leading the Premier League table with 57 points from 26 games, one point ahead of second place Arsenal.

Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley [Reuters]

Meanwhile, Everton progressed to the last eight of the FA Cup after their 3-1 victory over Swansea City at Goodison Park. The Toffees take on Arsenal in the next round of the competition after the Gunners registered a victory over their Merseyside rivals Liverpool.

Lacina Traore gave an early lead for Roberto Martinez's side, but Swansea equalised 11 minutes later from Jonathan De Guzman. However, second half goals from Steven Naismith and Leighton Baines saw Everton make progress in the FA Cup.

In the league, Everton are sixth in the table with 45 points from 25 games. The last time the Toffees faced Chelsea at Goodison Park earlier in the season saw the Merseyside club register a 1-0 win.

What Managers Say

Jose Mourinho: "My team didn't fail, but City played much better than us and when the best team wins, football is at peace. The situation is simple to analyse: They were the best team, they won. The second goal was an offside but we would still have lost 1-0 as we were never close to scaring City in the game."

Roberto Martinez: "From the outside, clearly Chelsea looks a team that are capable of competing for the title. It's the final third of the season - I think now is the time that the teams can speak about the aims of this season."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D W W D
  • Last Result: Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W L W
  • Last Result: Everton 3-1 Swansea City

Team News

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho [Reuters]


  • Injured: Marco van Ginkel
  • Doubtful: Gary Cahill
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole; Ramires, Essien; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres


  • Injured: Bryan Oviedo, Darron Gibson, Arouna Kone, Romelu Lukaku
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Howard; Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines; McCarthy, Barry; Pienaar, Mirallas, Barkley; Traore