Diego Costa
Diego Costa had several confrontations with referee Anthony Taylor over a number of decisionsGetty Images

Chelsea take on Everton in the weekend Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on 16 January (Saturday).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Live coverage is on Setanta Sports 1. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm GMT.


Chelsea enter this match after a 2-2 draw at the hands of West Bromwich Albion at home in the last league tie. Since the Blues decided to show Jose Mourinho the exit door in December after a disappointing spell under the Portugeuse tactician, they are unbeaten in all competitions.

The former Real Madrid boss was replaced by Guus Hiddink, as the Dutchman is the first team's interim manager until the end of the season. Hiddink will be looking to continue his side's recent unbeaten run when they face the Merseyside club on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku is level with Jamie Vardy in pursuit of the golden bootGetty

Everton come this fixture after the last tie against Manchester City at the Etihad ended in a goalless draw. Roberto Martinez will be hoping Romelu Lukaku could find the back of the net against his former club in order to help them seal three points.

The Belgium international has been in fine form for the Toffees this term up front and Everton will be banking on him to fire against the Premier League champions. The last time these two teams met in the league saw the Goodison Park outfit walk away with three points after managing a comfortable 3-1 victory.

What manager says

Guus Hiddink: "He's [Lukaku] become a strong player and a very strong member of the Belgium national team. I'm impressed with his development and it's nice to see a player develop themselves in a recent period. If you make so many goals frequently then it's very clear to see that he's one of the top strikers [in the Premier League]."

Roberto Martinez: "It is 100 per cent that everything that went on in the summer helped him [John Stones] grow as a person and a player. The human side of a footballer gets heavily tested in that period. You get a lot of influences, some influences were wrong from the outside, and they affect you."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Chelsea to win: 4/11
  • Draw: 17/4
  • Everton to win: 17/2

Team Form


  • Last Five: D W W D D
  • Last Result: Chelsea 2-2 West Bromwich Albion


  • Last Five: D W W D L
  • Last Result: Manchester City 0-0 Everton
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink
The interim manager said the champions are in a relegation fightReuters

Team News


  • Injured: Radamel Falcao, Eden Hazard
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa


  • Injured: Seamus Coleman, Steven Naismisth, James McCarthy, Tony Hibbert, Tyias Browning
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Howard; Stones, Funes Mori, Jagielka Baines; Besic, Barry, Osman; Barkley, Deulofeu; Lukaku