Pre Match Video
Guus Hiddink, Chelsea interim manager (asked if Chelsea’s current league position was making it difficult to attract players in the transfer window):
“Yeah, this is a very realistic view. And Chelsea has to deal with that, and, and also in the new setting, you never know, there might be influence or there shall be influence of the new staff, the new manager, etcetera, etcetera. That’s our question marks for Chelsea, and also for the (transfer target) yes or no to come in and, that’s true, that’s the reality of Chelsea nowadays.
“We were, down when we started, we were one point off, of the line, relegation line, and now we have (a) little bit more of a breath (breathing room). But anyhow, we have two different games coming up. Everton, which have a very good away record as well, in the last ten games. I don’t know by heart, but I think nine out of ten they made a result (avoided defeat). Then Arsenal, which means two very difficult games. And if you don’t gather there the points, you don’t know what the others do. Premier League can…. can surprise you.
SUBS: Robles, Kone, Cleverley, Deulofeu, Osman, Pienaar, Funes Mori.
EVERTON (4-3-3): Howard; Oviedo, Stones, Jagielka, Baines; Barkley, Barry, Besic; Lennon, Mirallas, Lukaku.
SUBS: Begovic, Baba, Oscar, Kenedy, Remy, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek.
CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Obi Mikel; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Diego Costa.