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Chelsea can make it four wins in a row across all competitions with another victory at home against an Everton team battling relegation and with only one away win all season.
Graham Potter's side looks to have turned a corner with victories against Leeds United and Leicester City sandwiching a key UEFA Champions League win that carried them into the quarter finals, where they will face Real Madrid in April.
But Chelsea are still more than 10 points away from the top four and assuring themselves a place in the Champions League next season. All they can do is to keep winning and hope the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle United, Liverpool, and Brighton & Hove Albion fall off the pace.
As for Everton, any point is golden at this juncture of the season when they sit just one point above the relegation zone. The Toffees have looked sturdier under new manager Sean Dyche, but goals have been tough to come by without their top scorer.
Sporting News is following the Chelsea vs. Everton match live and providing live score updates, commentary.
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Goals: CHE — Joao Felix — 53rd min.EVE — Abdoulaye Doucoure (James Tarkowski) — 69th min.CHE — Kai Havertz (penalty) — 76th min.EVE — Ellis Simms (Doucoure) — 90th min.
Chelsea (3-4-3): 1-Kepa (GK) — 33-Fofana, 26-Koulibaly, 4-Badiashile — 24-James, 5-Fernandez, 8-Kovacic, 21-Chilwell — 29-Havertz, 11-Felix, 10-Pulisic
Everton (4-5-1): 1-Pickford (GK) — 23-Coleman, 5-Keane, 2-Tarkowski, 22-Godfrey — 17-Iwobi, 16-Doucoure, 27-Gueye, 8-Onana, 7-McNeil — 11-GrayChelsea vs Everton live updates, highlights from Premier League
90th min.: Goal Everton! It's the sub Ellis Simms who scored it. He did so well to shrug off the defender and finish strongly past Kepa. What a time to get your first Premier League goal!
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ELLIS SIMMS SCORES HIS FIRST PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL TO BRING THE TOFFEES LEVEL JUST BEFORE STOPPAGE TIME
????; @USANetwork #MyPLMorning | #CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/DDDG2mWpKB— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 18, 2023
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HUGE, HUGE MOMENT FOR EVERTON AND FOR ELLIS SIMMS!!! ???? pic.twitter.com/GWwutZg4yT— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 18, 2023
84th min.: SUBS. Both teams making changes.
76th min.: Penalty Chelsea! Converted by Kai Havertz. James Tarkowski brought down Reece James, who gets a yellow card for arguing with the Everton defender.
That's three goals in three games for Havertz.
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"An ???????????????????????????????????? penalty from Kai Havertz" ????
Chelsea retake the lead! ???? pic.twitter.com/c4jvHtVyfX— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 18, 2023
???? - PENALTY CHELSEA! pic.twitter.com/kvx2E2sjm0— ???????????? ???????????????? ???? (@TheEuropeanLad) March 18, 2023
69th min.: Goal Everton! James Tarkowski gets a head to a corner kick, and Abdoulaye Doucoure heads it over the goal line. Kai Havertz's goal-line clearance wasn't good enough. The ball went over the line.
62nd min.: SUB Chelsea. Conor Gallagher on for Christian Pulisic.
59th min.: Chance Everton. On a set piece which came on a bookable offence by Koulibaly, it's Michael Keane with a glancing header that misses the mark.
56th min.: Disallowed Chelsea goal! Fine finish from Christian Pulisic, but he was offside and well past the last defender on his run in behind.
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It didn't count but what a finish by Pulisic!
????: @USANetwork #MyPLMorning | #CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/QqUDghzH42— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 18, 2023
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Pulisic with a fine finish but linesman flags for an offside against Felix in the build up! ❌ pic.twitter.com/bvHKXx8lgy— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 18, 2023
53rd min.: Goal Chelsea! A Ben Chilwell first-time cross in the box is deflected into the path of Joao Felix, who fires through the legs of James Tarkowski and finds the back of the net.
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Joao Felix gets his first goal at the Bridge for Chelsea!
????: @USANetwork #MyPLMorning | #CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/2RNo33Mpor— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 18, 2023
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Breakthrough for Chelsea! ???? pic.twitter.com/GewU4sWeyi— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 18, 2023
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João Félix gets his first Chelsea goal at Stamford Bridge! ????
The Portuguese star was so sharp with this finessed finish into the bottom corner ????
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49th min.: Chance Chelsea! A cross from Ben Chilwell is headed by Kai Havertz on goal and Jordan Pickford's save is nearly redirected by Joao Felix.
46th min.: We're back. No changes for either side.Halftime: Chelsea 0-0 Everton
Halftime: Chelsea are strong on the ball with some solid buildup play, but they can't get in behind Everton or trouble goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. That's a credit to Everton's defending with numbers behind the ball.
Enzo Fernandez has been excellent in midfield, the back three have been solid, but Chelsea need more creativity and combination in attack. This game is crying out for Mykhaylo Mudryk. Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic have been clean, but Chelsea need them to take players on 1-on-1 and break down the Everton backline.
46th min.: Three minutes of stoppage time. And Dwight McNeil concedes a free kick just outside the box, getting a yellow card for his troubles. Chelsea get a couple of shots off, but Everton repel the chances.
42nd min.: Defensive play Koulibaly! He stops Dwight McNeil by poking the ball from his feet just outside the box, neutralising a rare Everton attack. That Chelsea back three really offers peace of mind.
41st min.: It looks like N'Golo Kante will be warming up during halftime. The question is when Graham Potter will decide to give him some minutes.
???? N'Golo Kante receives applause from the whole of Stamford Bridge as he goes for a warm-up / #CHEEVE— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) March 18, 2023
34th min.: Another sweeping build-up in attack from right to left and back to right, where Joao Felix fires. But it's an easy stop for Jordan Pickford. Everton are doing well to keep Chelsea in front of them.
29th min.: Yellow card to Everton's Gana Gueye for a foul that happened a minute or two prior on Christian Pulisic in midfield. Good decision by the referee, though Gana Gueye doesn't like it.
25th min.: Joao Felix is dialed into the match. Check out this classy play by Chelsea's best player on the day so far.
How did Joao Felix keep that in? ????
????: @USANetwork #MyPLMorning | #CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/jqLydcpea7— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 18, 2023
21st min.: Chance Chelsea! Nice buildup from Chelsea, and the ball goes wide left to Pulisic. The American crosses and Joao Felix gets a touch on the ball in the box, but Everton 'keeper Jordan Pickford is attentive and snags it before it causes any issues.
11th min.: Chance Chelsea! Another Chelsea corner and Ben Chilwell's delivery is headed by Kai Havertz just high of the target. Positive start by Chelsea.
5th min.: Chance Chelsea! A corner kick bounces out to Mateo Kovacic who from just inside the penalty area lets rip, but he doesn't hit the target. If that's on goal, it's probably a goal.
1st min.: We're off. Interesting to note that Christian Pulisic is playing on the left, Kai Havertz on the right, and Joao Felix is starting out in a central role.
60 mins from kickoff: Starting lineups are in with Christian Pulisic and Reece James back in the Chelsea starting lineup, while Everton field the lineup everyone expected.
Your Chelsea side today! ????#CheEve pic.twitter.com/ALcbzDwcly— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 18, 2023
⚠️ Team news is in! ⚠️
Sean Dyche names an unchanged XI from the win against Brentford.#CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/Ut3C9C4Y5r— Everton (@Everton) March 18, 2023
75 mins from kickoff: As we awaiting lineups, here's what Graham Potter had to say on the eve of the match about the turnaround and facing Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals.
80 mins from kickoff: Here's video proof of N'Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge. We'll see how many minutes he gets.
Look who is back. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/w9iAz4EvWj— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) March 18, 2023
115 mins from kickoff: Things are looking up for Chelsea. Look who's back in the squad for today's game. But they'll bring him on slowly given his last match was way back in August against Tottenham.
???? Graham Potter has confirmed that N'Golo Kante is fit enough to be named in Chelsea's squad to face Everton this evening.#CFC
(@ChelseaFC) pic.twitter.com/aibUXjzImz— Chelsea Dodgers ???? (@TheBlueDodger) March 18, 2023
120 mins from kickoff: A Chelsea win or draw today would keep up their longest home unbeaten run against any team in Premier League history. Where were you in 1994?
Chelsea vs Everton lineups
Unbeaten at home ???? Everton since 1️⃣9️⃣9️⃣4️⃣
Chelsea have never had a longer unbeaten home #PL run against any other side ????#CHEEVE pic.twitter.com/pOg8HOwAUE— Premier League (@premierleague) March 18, 2023
Manager Graham Potter is still battling against a lengthy injury list at Chelsea with Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling, and Cesar Azpilicueta out for this match. Reece James is in the starting lineup after missing the last two league matches, while Christian Pulisic makes his first Premier League start since January 5 against Manchester City.
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3): 1-Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK) — 33-Wesley Fofana, 26-Kalidou Koulibaly, 4-Benoit Badiashile — 24-Reece James, 5-Enzo Fernandez, 8-Mateo Kovacic, 21-Ben Chilwell — 10-Christian Pulisic, 29-Kai Havertz, 11-Joao Felix
Chelsea subs (9): 13-Marcus Bettinelli (GK), 32-Marc Cucurella, 12-Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 14-Trevoh Chalobah, 30-Carney Chukwuemeka, 7-N'Golo Kante, 23-Conor Gallagher, 15-Mykhaylo Mudryk, 31-Noni Madueke
Manager Sean Dyche has kept changes to a minimum during his six matches in charge of Everton, and it's the case once again here. Forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still out and Demarai Gray will lead the line.
Everton starting lineup (4-5-1): 1-Jordan Pickford (GK) — 23-Seamus Coleman, 5-Michael Keane, 2-James Tarkowski, 22-Ben Godfrey — 17-Alex Iwobi, 16-Abdoulaye Doucoure, 27-Idrissa Gana Gueye, 8-Amadou Onana, 7-Dwight McNeil — 11-Demarai Gray
Everton subs (9): 15-Asmir Begovic (GK), 4-Mason Holgate, 19-Vitaliy Mykolenko, 13-Yerry Mina, 26-Tom Davies, 30-Conor Coady, 37-James Garner, 20-Neal Maupay, 50-Ellis Simms
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Here's how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA||USA Network, Universo||fuboTV, Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo|
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky GO|
|New Zealand||—||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||Star Sports Select 1||Jio TV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||—||now TV|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3||
Astro GO, sooka
|Singapore||221 Hub Premier 1, 222 Hub Premier 2, Hus Sports 1,2||StarHub TV+|
UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via Sky Sports' TV and streaming services.
USA: This match will be televised on USA Network (English) and Universo (Spanish) with both broadcasts streaming on fuboTV.
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Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.