Everton v Chelsea

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink will continue his personal defence of the FA Cup trophy when his side travel to Merseyside to face Everton in the quarter-finals.

The match kicks off on Sunday at 01:30am HKT.

Hiddink won the competition in 2009 as his last act of his first spell at Stamford Bridge and has guided the Blues comfortably through the three previous rounds since returning to the club.

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The Premier League champions beat Scunthorpe 2-0 in the third round before thrashing both MK Dons and Manchester City by 5-1 scorelines to book their place in the last-eight.

They come up against a Toffees team who haven’t conceded in the FA Cup this term, seeing off Dagenham and Redbridge, Carlisle and Bournemouth on their way to the sixth round and scoring seven goals in the process.

However, Roberto Martinez’s men will be looking to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat against West Ham in the league last time out, which saw them drop to 12th in the standings, 11 points off the European places.

Hiddink is also seeking a response from his charges after they were dumped out of the Champions League with a 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain – only the second defeat of his second spell in charge.

In team news, the hosts must do without winger Kevin Mirallas, who is suspended following his red card against the Hammers.

The Spaniard is also sweating on Aaron Lennon (hamstring) and Bryan Oviedo (chest infection), although Leighton Baines, Gareth Barry and Tom Cleverley could all feature at Goodison Park this weekend.

The visitors could receive a timely boost with the return of captain John Terry from a six-match lay-off with a hamstring problem.

January signing Alexandre Pato is in line to make his long-awaited debut for the west Londoners, as Diego Costa is struggling with a hip injury.

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