Chelsea take on Everton in what could be a crucial game in the title race on Sunday, 30th April 2017 at Goddison Park. Everton V Chelsea kicks off at around 14:05 UK time and SkySports has the live coverage in the UK.

Team news:

Chelsea have no injury worries for the game at Goodison but are expected to revert to the usual front three of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Pedro.

Gary Cahill is set to retain his place ahead of Nathan Ake, meaning Kurt Zouma is likely to be left out of the matchday squad for the second straight game in favour of captain John Terry.

Meanwhile, Seamus Coleman remains a long-term casualty for the Toffees, who could start Mason Holgate on the right of a five-man defence.

Matthew Pennington is pushing for a place alongside Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams, although Kevin Mirallas could feature if Ronald Koeman opts for a more traditional formation.

Possible line-ups

Everton: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Pennington, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Barkley, Lukaku

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Costa, Hazard

Predictions: Chelsea WIN 2-1


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START TIME

Chelsea host Southampton at Stamford Bridge with kick-off scheduled for 7:45pm on Tuesday, April 25.

TV CHANNELS

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage starting from 7pm.

CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

Gary Cahill has recovered from gastroenteritis to return to training and could feature against Southampton.

Nathan Ake replaced Cahill and could continue in the starting XI if Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte opts not to risk his on-field captain, who took a full part in training on Sunday and Monday.

Forward Eden Hazard and striker Diego Costa appear likely to return to the side after starting last Saturday's FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham on the substitutes' bench.

SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS

The Saints will welcome Oriol Romeu back from a two-match suspension as Claude Puel's side travel to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

The Spanish midfielder missed Saints' last two games having picked up his 10th yellow card of the campaign during their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, but he will return against his former club.

Matt Targett and Charlie Austin will return to training this week after recovering from respective hamstring and shoulder injuries but neither is available for the trip. Sam McQueen is doubtful after sustaining a groin injury while Virgil van Dijk (foot) and Alex McCarthy (hamstring) remain absent.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Ake; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Hazard; Costa

Southampton starting XI: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini

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CONGRATULATIONS N'GOLO KANTE WHO WON THE PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

The league's 'most complete midfielder'

Kante was key to Leicester's surprise Premier League win last year and could become first player to achieve the distinction of winning successive titles with different clubs if Chelsea can stay ahead of Spurs in this season's race.

Since signing Kante in July Chelsea have gone from a mid-table finish to the top of the pile with six games to play.

In his absence, Leicester have largely struggled to replicate their heroics of last season and are still not safe from relegation.

France international Kante has played every minute in the league this season apart from the Boxing Day game against Bournemouth, when he was suspended, and the final 11 minutes against Tottenham on 4 January.

Speaking earlier this season, BBC pundit Phil Neville described Kante as "the one who has knitted this Chelsea team together".

"I thought he was a number six like former Chelsea player Claude Makelele. But he is a number six, an eight and a 10 - he plays absolutely everywhere, three different positions," he said.

"I think Kante is the most complete midfielder in the Premier League at the moment.

"He will redefine what we are looking for from a midfield player."

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BOTH TEAMS WILL WEAR BLACK ARMBANDS DURING THE GAME AT WEMBLEY TO MARK THE SAD PASSING OF TOTTENHAM'S U23 COACH UGO EHIOGU.

CHELSEA PREDICTED LINE UP (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois, César Azpilicueta, Nathan Ake, David Luiz, Victor Moses, N'Golo Kanté, Fabregas, Marcos Alonso, Willian, Pedro and Hazard.

TOTTENHAM PREDICTED LINE UP (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Mousa Dembélé, Vctor Wanyama, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.

REFEREE: Martin Atkinson from England (46 years old).

HEAD TO HEAD: Chelsea have won three, drawn two, and lost two of their last seven meetings with Tottenham.

CHELSEA VS TOTTENHAM STATS: Tottenham have scored in 100% of their last ten matches, whilst Chelsea have found the net in 94% of their last 16 outings.

CHELSEA TEAM NEWS: Thibaut Courtois, Marcos Alonso, and Victor Moses are all expected to be fit to return to action on Saturday. Gary Cahill is in doubt for the Spurs clash due to an illness.

TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS: Harry Winks, Danny Rose, and Erik Lamela all remain sidelined for Tottenham, but Michael Vorm should recover from a knee injury in time to be in the squad.

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