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Chelsea 2-1 Everton

  • Goals from Antonio Rudiger and Willian secured Chelsea's passage to the last eight of the Carabao Cup.
  • Everton, led by interim manager David Unsworth produced a very encouraging display and can count themselves unlucky to have not taken the game to extra-time.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for the visitors moments after Willian put the hosts 2-0 up
  • Elsewhere, Tottenham take on West Ham at Wembley Stadium.
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Full-time Chelsea 2-1 Everton

An entertaining encounter at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Rudiger and Willian secure Chelsea's passage to the last eight of the Carabao Cup, but Everton will count themselves unfortunate to not have s taken the game to extra-time.

Unsworth's side were in complete control in the second half, but they just lacked the clinical edge that may haunt them until January.

That ends IB Times UK's coverage of Chelsea vs Everton, but do head over to our other liveblog - Tottenham trail West Ham United at Wembley.

Two very quick goals in stoppage time!

Willian scores a fine goal, combining excellently with Fabregas and shooting with unerring accuracy.

Straight from the kick-off, Everton go up the pitch and halve the deficit as tireless work from Niasse hands Calvert-Lewin to tuck away from close-range.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Everton (Calvert-Lewin)

GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Everton (Willian)

Swarbrick with another idiotic decision as he hands Chelsea a foul for no real reason whatsoever.

Chelsea launch the ball upfield and win a corner from Kenny.

Fabregas takes it short to Willian...

Four additional minutes to be played.

Everton win a free-kick in Chelsea's half. Baines takes it short to Lookman, who shoots well, well wide of goal. Poor from the youngster.

Morata switches the ball brilliantly to Zappacosta, who cuts inside and lets fly, but Baines blocks.

Chelsea win a throw-in high up the pitch, Zappacosta causes more problems, but Everton eventually clear.

Mirallas and Fabregas both on the floor after a coming together. Fabregas went in wildy on Mirallas, who caught the Spaniard with his foot as he fell from the air.

Chelsea get very lucky as Fabregas wins a foul out of Niasse. If the referee didn't blow, Lookman could have been baring down on goal.

Final change for Chelsea - Batshuayi off, Morata on. Not long left to play.

Lookman goes close!

The young winger turns Kenedy inside out and flashes a shot that clips the top of the bar! Everton getting closer and closer.

Unsworth makes a final change - Rooney off, Niasse on.

Incredible defensive work from Jagielka stops it from being 2-0! Rooney's backpass evade Williams and frees Batshuayi, who bares down on goal after nipping the ball past Pickford, but Jagielka manages to see the ball wide for a corner.

Batshuayi collided with the post, but is okay to carry on.

Lovely attacking play from Everton sets up Lookman, who fires into the side netting. Mirallas, Davies and Baines combine ever so well to tee up the youngster, who was always going to struggle.

Davies and Baines link up well. The former whips in a good cross that Caballero does well to punch away.

Everton come again though, and Caballero makes another error after Cahill undercooks a backpass.

Second Everton change - Lennon comes of for Ademola Lookman.

Rudiger has lost all composure . He gives away another foul in a dangerous area and has some choice words with Mirallas. Silly.

Baines takes it short to Davies, who fires well over the bar. Less than 20 minutes to go.

Chelsea make another change, with Musonda coming off for Pedro.

The Spaniard will try to pin Everton back - the visitors have been very much on top during the second period.

Chelsea attack with Willian, whose cross is spilled but eventually gathered by Pickford, who sends Calvert-Lewin away. The young striker fouls Christensen, but Everton come again through Mirallas, whose shot is beaten away by Caballero.

Rudiger, who feels likes he was fouled by Calvert-Lewin, sees red and flies into Mirallas. The German, quite rightly, gets a yellow and hands Everton a free-kick in a dangerous position.

Baines takes, Jagielka flicks on but Caballero parries the ball away.

Calvert-Lewin is involved immediately and wins a corner out of Rudiger.

Baines to take but Williams can't get the better of marker. Chelsea try to counter but Lennon boots the ball into the stands.

Everton are set to make a change.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, wearing a mask after suffering a facial injury against Arsenal, comes on for James McCarthy. Bold from Unsworth - will it pay off?

Mirallas crosses for Lennon, who should make it 1-1! The winger darts into the box and tries to glance the ball in, but Kenedy deflects for a corner.

Chelsea counter through Musonda, who is scythed down by Jagielka, who takes out Baningime in the process. Yellow card for the Everton skipper.

A change for Chelsea; Cesc Fabregas comes on in place of Danny Drinkwater.

Mirallas plays a nice ball out to Lennon, who again finds Kenny on the overlap. The right-back crosses for Davies, but Rudiger nods the ball away for a corner, which again comes to nothing. Everton on top right now.

Caballero almost gifts Everton an equaliser!

The Argentine's awful pass goes straight to Lennon, who just can't get the ball under his spell, allowing the Chelsea goalkeeper to clear.

A great ball from Davies finds Lennon, who plays the ball to Kenny. The young right-back crosses into the box, Mirallas nods on for Rooney, who is denied by Caballero.

Everton corner, comes to nothing.

An absolutely fantastic challenge from Baningime sets Everton off. The Congolese dances away from Drinkwater and lays it off to McCarthy, who finds Rooney before he is taken out by Rudiger.

Rooney lays it off for Kenny, who skews horribly wide. Better from the Toffees. Unsworth geeing his players on.

McCarthy follows Davies into the book after catching Kenedy with a very high boot. A sore one for the Brazilian but he should be able to carry on.

Davies gives away another foul and is rightly booked by Neil Swarbrick. The tigerish midfielder mistimed a tackle on Ampadu and sees his name go into the book.

Kenny fouls Kenedy on the edge of Chelsea' box. Everton win it back, Baningime tries to dink the ball over the top for Davies, who takes out Christensen.

Drinkwater almost plays in Willian with his trademark lofted ball but Pickford reads the ball very well.

No changes from both sides at half-time, by the way. Should have mentioned that earlier.

The teams have emerged for the second half. Batshuayi gets things going again.

A gentle reminder that Sandro Ramirez is doing his weekly shop after not being included in Everton's squad for this evening.

God knows what Cuco Martina is up to.

All to play for, indeed.

Unsworth has kicked every ball on the touchline. Very vocal, was bellowing encouragement at his players throughout the first half. Will need to find a solution to Everton's lack of attacking threat.

David Unsworth
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Half-time: Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Rudiger's header separates the teams at half-time. Little in the way of chances from both sides but the hosts took the lead midway through the first period, Rudiger heading home Musonda's inviting cross in some style.

Unsworth's side have looked solid in defence and serviceable in midfield, but Rooney, Mirallas and Lennon have proved rather ineffective in attack.

Still all to play for, 1-0.

A careless pass from Williams allows Chelsea to break with numbers. Willian runs at his almost namesake before laying off to Zappacosta, whose shot troubles the side netting but nothing else.

Kenny slips and almost lets Chelsea in but Jagielka, 15 years his teammate's senior, stops Kenedy and Musonda in his tracks.

Some great defensive work from Williams gives Mirallas a chance to run, but play is stupidly brought back as Christensen was momentarily on the floor. The game is restarted with a pass back to Pickford, poor officiating from Swarbrick.

Zappacosta, whose caused Everton a few problems this half, latches onto a searching ball and puts it back across the face of goal. Williams clears it away with ease, but Everton cannot hold onto possession.

Play has stopped, because Cahill's boot has fallen off. A bit bizarre.

We continue with the hosts. Kenny tackles Musonda well but the ball eventually comes to Batshuayi, whose tame shot is well held by Pickford.

The moment Rudiger put Chelsea 1-0 up.

Antonio Rudiger
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30 minutes gone in the first half. It's been an even encounter, but Chelsea lead through Rudiger's smart header.

Everton's defence and midfield is more than holding its own, but they need the likes of Lennon and Mirallas to impose themselves on the game from the wide areas. Both have been very ineffective so far.

McCarthy, on in his return from a knee problem that kept him out of action for a couple of months, has been very impressive. Combative, athletic and tidy. That will encourage Unsworth, whose side are by no means out of it or being outclassed.

Chelsea go in search of a second but Zappacosta is stopped in his tracks by Williams, who shoulders him to the ground. Yellow card for the Welshman.

Chelsea's first attempt on target brings the first goal.

Willian plays a short corner to Musonda, who whips a ball onto the head of Rudiger. The German is backpedalling but manages to loop the ball over Pickford and into the empty net.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Everton (Rudiger)

Ampadu switches the play to Zappacosta, but his cross finds noone. Chelsea come again and eventually win a corner out of Jagielka.

Willian plays it short to Musonda...

Everton win a corner after a bit of sustained pressure.

Baines tries to find Rooney but Chelsea manage to clear and play out of trouble impressively before Drinkwater's lofted ball goes straight out of play.

Not an inch given.

Kenny is finding Rooney with some exquisite passes so far. He looks for the give and go but Rooney isn't on his wavelength.

Chelsea come forward through Musonda, whose touch evades him. Everton free-kick.

Drinkwater plays a ball over the top for Batshuayi but Pickford reads and mops up the danger. 17 minutes gone, 0-0, a cagey affair.

Zappacosta breaks out the tips and tricks and races to the byline, but he eventually carries the ball too far before whipping in a good-looking ball.

First shot of the match goes to Rudiger, who sends a rather wild effort no way near Pickford's goal. An esteemed centre-back, not centre-forward.

Batshuayi tries to turn Jagielka but the Everton captain is more than equal to the Belgian.

Chelsea try to come again but are shepherded back into their own half by Everton's midfield block. Encouraging for both sides, though Everton have been rather sloppy in possession.

Two talented young midfielders battling early on. Baningime has seen little of the ball so far.

Ethan Ampadu

Davies has just given away a couple of fouls. He must be careful to avoid a yellow so early on.

Chelsea now seeing more of the ball but are not troubling Everton so far. Seven minutes gone.

Some more pressing from Lennon earns Everton a free-kick on the halfway line.

Kenny plays a great ball into Rooney's path but the forward just can't get away from Christensen, who sets Chelsea off on a counter, which eventually comes to nothing.

Everton are pressing really, really well from the off. McCarthy, Baningime and Mirallas chasing down their opponents, who just about evade the press.

Rooney putting himself about early. He goes up for header with Kenedy and leaves the Brazilian on the floor. Firm, but fair.

Everton get us under way... or do they?

Kick-off is retaken because Batshuayi encroached before Davies passed back.

All fine the second time around.

'Rhino' showing his support for the travelling Evertonians.

Loads of flags being waved on the Chelsea pitch tonight. Are there always this many?

The teams are in the tunnel. Kick-off just moments away now.

Just over five minutes until kick-off at Stamford Bridge. A final reminder of the teams, as they prepare to shuffle through the tunnel:

Chelsea: Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Kenedy; Willian, Batshuayi, Musonda.

Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Baningime, McCarthy, Davies, Lennon, Mirallas, Rooney.

The visitors are being put through their paces by Ferguson and co...

Christ. Feel old yet, Phil?

In other news... Leicester have seen fit to appoint Claude Puel as their new manager. The Frenchman, sacked by Southampton after serving up rather turgid football, will hope his second crack at the Premier League goes better with the Foxes.

Smart from Sandro Ramirez, this.

Supermarkets are usually quite quiet during weeknights.

Big Dunc's a big lad. He's managed to survive the dismissals of both Martinez and Koeman without losing his job.

Easy to see why - Would you tell him to pack his things?

Duncan Ferguson
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25 minutes until kick-off. A quick reminder of today's teams:

Chelsea: Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Kenedy; Willian, Batshuayi, Musonda.

Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Baningime, McCarthy, Davies, Lennon, Mirallas, Rooney.

A brief insight to David Unsworth's management style from his former teammate Leon Osman.

Ross Barkley almost left Everton for Chelsea in the summer, but reneged on a switch to Stamford Bridge with just minutes to go until the transfer deadline.

The midfielder is still widely expected to leave his boyhood club in the coming months, but Unsworth revealed he is going to try and persuade the 23-year-old to remain at Everton, the club he loves.

"I spoke to him this morning, he's working hard in the gym, coming along nicely," Unsworth said in his press conference. "My opinion of Ross? I'd love him to stay. He's a top talent, Everton have done great for him and he's done great for Everton. I would love to him to be persuaded to stay and sign a contract, we shouldn't be losing a player of his quality, I feel very strongly that we shouldn't be losing players of his quality.

"I'll sit down with him and discuss the possibility of signing a new contract and staying, we love him and he loves Everton. I want everybody to come together, hopefully we can thrash something out with Ross."

Ross Barkley
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The masses are starting to gather at Stamford Bridge...

Stamford Bridge
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A brief description of Beni Baningime, provided by Everton's official website:

"A tenacious defensive midfielder, Beni was also handed his full Under-23s debut in 2015/16 against Chelsea and became a regular in David Unsworth's Premier League 2 title-winning side the following season.

"At the end of the 2016/17 campaign, he scooped the prestigious Keith Tamlin award, named after the Club's Vice Life President, for his excellence, attitude and application during their time spent in the Academy."

Beni Baningime
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Worth noting that Everton interim boss David Unsworth has worked with a lot of the players he has chosen to include in his matchday squad tonight.

Tom Davies, Beni Baningime, Jonjoe Kenny, Mason Holgate, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Oumar Niasse, Ademola Lookman and James McCarthy have all spent time with Unsworth's Under-23 squad. Will that have any influence this evening?

A cringy montage can be made about pretty much anything these days.

Man starts football match, cue dramatic, slow-motion clips of him walking to inexcusable music.

The hosts are present and correct. Will they come away with a win tonight?

Chelsea have predictably made a host of changes to the side that beat Watford on Saturday, and there is indeed a start for young Welsh midfielder Ethan Ampadu, who is partnered alongside debutant Danny Drinkwater.

Caballero has come in for Conte, while weekend hero Batshuayi leads the line.

Remember the name, folks...

David Unsworth throws a bit of a curveball!

Despite stating that midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was available to face Chelsea in his press conference on Tuesday, the Everton interim boss has decided to hand young starlet Beni Baningime a start in the heart of the Toffees' midfield.

The young Congolese star has been compared to N'Golo Kante by Unsworth in the past, and has a great chance to live up to such lofty acclaim tonight.

Schneiderlin is nowhere to be seen, while Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin all drop to the bench. Kevin Mirallas, Aaron Lennon, James McCarthy, Tom Davies and Leighton Baines all come in, while Nikola Vlasic is out after picking up a knock against Arsenal.


Chelsea: Eduardo, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Scott, Fabregas, Pedro, Morata.

Everton: Robles, Keane, Sigurdsson, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Lookman.


Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Baningime, McCarthy, Davies, Lennon, Mirallas, Rooney.



Chelsea: Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Kenedy; Willian, Batshuayi, Musonda.

Looks like young Ethan Ampadu is in, as expected...

Just five minutes until we learn of today's teams. Will we see Chelsea's youngsters handed a rare opportunity, and what will Unsworth serve up as the first starting line-up post Ronald Koeman.

We're moments away from finding out...

Everton starlet Nikola Vlasic has made a surprising admission recently.

The Croatian attacker claims the Toffees did not allow him to choose the number 19 shirt in the summer, because they were saving it for Diego Costa.

"No.27 was free, I wanted 8 but Ross Barkley wears it, while the club was keeping 19 for Diego Costa," Vlasic was quoted as saying by 24sata, relayed by Goal.

Nikola Vlasic
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There has not been a lot to shout about from an Everton perspective in recent days, but David Unsworth was able to provide some positive news during his press conference on Tuesday.

The former Toffees full-back confirmed that James McCarthy and Morgan Schneiderlin have recovered from their respective injuries and are in contention to start tonight. Will we see the pair from the off?

Morgan Schneiderlin

Antonio Conte will rotate his Chelsea squad for the clash against the Merseysiders, but with pressure steadily growing around him he may have to field some of his more established stars in order to ensure a positive result.

It remains to be seen if the likes of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata figure, but we will definitely see the likes of Charly Musonda and Kenedy, judging by the Italian's recent comments.

"I think for the game against Everton it is a good opportunity to give a chance to young players like Charly Musonda and Kenedy," he was quoted as saying by the Blues' official website. "They are young but they deserve this chance because they are working very well, they are improving and to see the improvement during a tough game against Everton, I think is important for the club."

Charly Musonda

Both Conte and Unsworth are set to ring the changes tonight, and the latter has apparently dropped a number of big names from his line-up tonight.

There are suggestions that Gylfi Sigurdsson and Michael Keane have both been taken out of the side, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Nikola Vlasic will also not start after suffering knocks in the 5-2 defeat against Arsenal.

We will have confirmation of both teams soon.

There will be a new man - of sorts - in the dugout for Everton this evening. David Unsworth's second spell as caretaker boss of the Toffees is set to kick off tonight, and the interim manager has made a raft of changes to the starting line-up if rumours are anything to go by.

Good evening and welcome to IB Times UK's live coverage of Chelsea vs Everton.

The game at Stamford Bridge may not be a high priority for both sides, but Antonio Conte and Toffees interim boss David Unsworth will be desperate for a victory this evening for slightly similar reasons.

A victory for Conte could ease the pressure surrounding him after few poor results in recent weeks, while Unsworth will be desperate to lift the mood at Everton with a win and further push his claims to be the permanent first-team manager on Merseyside.

Stay with IB Times UK for team news, updates and reaction from Stamford Bridge.