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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Chelsea vs Everton live score
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-Gray
Chelsea vs Everton live updates, highlights from Premier League
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
— 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?
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
Chelsea vs Everton lineups
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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Chelsea vs Everton live stream, TV channel
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.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.