Chelsea v Everton

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea will look to continue their revival from an awful start to the season when they face Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues have not tasted defeat in their last six games in all competitions, which is comfortably their best run of a fairly turgid campaign so far.

Any hopes they had of defending their title have disappeared, along with sacked manager Jose Mourinho, but the squad seems to responding well the Portuguese's replacement, Guus Hiddink.

The Dutchman was brought on an interim basis until the end of the season and Chelsea have not lost since he took charge in mid-December.

However, they are by no means reaching the level they showed last term as disappointing home draws against Watford and West Brom made patently obvious.

The home side will be without playmaker Eden Hazard and striker Radamel Falcao, who both have groin injuries.

Everton have struggle with consistency somewhat this season, but are on a good run at the moment, having gone unbeaten in their last four matches in all competitions.

None of the the club's squad, fans or backroom staff will be happy with their current position of 11th in the Premier League standings, and they will take a lot of confidence into the match, having run out convincing 3-1 victors in the reverse fixture in September.

They will have to make do without Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy, who are suffering from calf and groin injuries respectively, while Tom Cleverly (calf) and Steven Naismith (hamstring) may play a part, but face late fitness tests.

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