Everton are deep in the relegation battle and need to beat Chelsea on Sunday if they are to keep their hopes of staying up alive.

Everton are deep in the relegation battle and need to beat Chelsea on Sunday if they are to keep their hopes of staying up alive.

The Toffees are in 18th place with 29 points after 32 games and have only managed one win in their last 5 matches.

Chelsea on the other hand played out to a 1-1 draw with Man United on Thursday, leaving them in 3rd place with 66 points.

Frank Lampard’s charges went down 2-0 to Merseyside rivals Liverpool in last weekend’s derby.

The last time Everton started a Premier League game in the relegation zone saw them run out 3-1 winners at home to Chelsea in December 2019.

Chelsea were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Everton back in December but come here full of confidence.

Can Lampard guide his side to victory against his former employers and eventually avoid the axe? Make your predictions for this game here.

What time does Everton vs Chelsea start?

The game kicks off at 4pm Kenyan time at Goodison Park.

Everton vs Chelsea team news

Andros Townsend and Tom Davies are certain absentees for the game.

Donny Van De Beek, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina are all rushing to be fit for selection come Sunday.

Fabian Delph is likely to start, while Richarlison will maintain his key starting role up front.

Thomas Tuchel is unlikely to make any changes from the side that started against Man United in midweek.

Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Timo Werner will all retain their places in the starting XI.

Everton vs Chelsea head to head

The Blues have won 28 times from the 56 games played against Everton, while the latter have been victorious on 10 occasions.

The remaining 18 games have ended in a draw.

Everton vs Chelsea current form

The home team have won just once in their last 5 games, losing three times in the process.

While Chelsea have won three games, lost one and drawn another in that run.

Everton vs Chelsea prediction

This game will not lack goals and despite the aggressiveness Everton are tipped to bring, a draw could be their best result here.

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