Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is on the verge of winning the Premier League. Reuters

Chelsea travel to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, 30 April as the Blues look to keep the gap with Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the title.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 2:05pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Leighton Baines will make his 350th appearance for Everton, who have been struggling with a series of injuries to key players recently. Enner Valencia will be available for selection yet again after being ineligible to face West Ham but Seamus Coleman, Aaron Lennon and Ramiro Funes Mori all remain sidelined. The Toffees will be hoping to bank on their exceptional home form, having won 12 of their 17 home fixtures.

All eyes will be on top scorer Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a move back to Chelsea this summer. He has scored in each of their last nine home league games but has failed to score against the Blues in any of his previous attempts.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's 2-0 loss to Manchester United on 16 April was only their second loss in their last 14 games in the league, with the other coming against Crystal Palace. They do not have any injury concerns for the game and will use their full squad to put one over the Toffees, with Tottenham playing later in the day.

Diego Costa would be the go-to guy for Chelsea, who has scored four and assisted two in only four league appearances against the Toffees. However, they have struggled on the defensive side of things and failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 league games, their worst run in over 20 years.

What Managers Say

Ronald Koeman: "The weekend could be really decisive about the title race, what happens on Sunday. It is not done. We know the gap from second to first is four points and both have difficult fixtures. The pressure is always for the teams who are behind the first - they have more pressure because if they cannot get a good result, Chelsea are still first in the league. Chelsea are strong, they are confident, but they know it will be a tough game for them to come this Sunday. We had only one game this season that we had no chance - and that was the Chelsea away game, from the start to the end. We had no chance to get even one point out of the game. That we would like to change and show the team is improving and is much better. The team can give much more competition in every aspect of football this Sunday against Chelsea." (via Sky Sports)

Antonio Conte: "For sure, Lukaku's a good player because he showed in this different season that he scored a lot of goal. He's a good guy but for us Diego is a very important player and, in this part of the season, he will be decisive for us. I hope it will be Diego who decides Sunday's game because that means we win the game. We are talking about two great strikers. But you know that Diego, for me, is the best striker in the world. I hope he will be decisive in this game and from now on until the end of the season. In this part of the season, for sure, it's very important to have players with good personality, with good strong characters, because you must be ready to face a different situation." (via Sky Sports)

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Everton win: 16/5
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Chelsea win: 10/11

Team News


Possible XI: Stekelenburg; Holgate, Jagielka, Williams, Baines; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies; Barkley, Lukaku, Mirallas


Possible XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Costa, Hazard