Chelsea will be out to maintain their seven point advantage at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday when they take on Everton at Stamford Bridge as Paddy Power announce they are offering £20 in free bets on the game – and you only have to bet a fiver!
A 2-1 win over Aston Villa coupled with Manchester City’s draw with Hull saw the Londoners extend their advantage. The Blues will once again be without the suspended Diego Costa as he serves the final game of a three match suspension.
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Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas is set to return after missing the last two games due to a hamstring injury while it remains to be seen if Filipe Luis (calf) is available to return.
Everton have been solid if unspectacular in recent weeks. The Toffee’s have won just one of their last five, a 1-0 win away to Crystal Palace but they have at least picked up points, drawing three of their games, including hard fought points against Manchester City and Liverpool.
Their results have left them sitting firmly in mid-table, 12th to be precise with the Champions league chase of last season a distance memory.
The return of Leighton Baines, an absentee for the Merseyside derby means that Roberto Martinez’ side will have more of a threat from set-pieces while an injury to Aiden McGeady, sustained in training, means that Aaron Lennon will get another chance to impress.
Spanish keeper Joel is set to continue in goals with Tim Howard still struggling with a calf injury while Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman both miss out with knee and foot injuries respectively.
One man keen to make an impact on Wednesday will be Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian forward was sold to Everton by Chelsea during the summer with Blues boss Jose Mourinho claiming the forward was not up for the fight of challenging for a first team spot.
Lukaku has failed to replicate last season’s form with just 7 premier league goals to date this season, although with three goals in his last 6 games the signs are he is coming into form.