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Chelsea vs Everton LIVE: Latest Premier League updates


Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel reluctant to spend big on January signings

Follow for live updates as Chelsea welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Thomas Tuchel’s side needed a last-minute Jorginho penalty to scrape past Leeds on Saturday and keep the pace with leaders Manchester City in the title race, and they will be looking to respond after the champions thrashed Marcelo Bielsa’s team 7-0 earlier this week to move four points clear.

Chelsea’s previously water-tight defence has shown signs of weakness in recent weeks and they have conceded eight goals in their last three fixtures in all competitions but they face an Everton side who are missing their biggest threats in Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin due to injuries. Rafael Benitez, who returns to Stamford Bridge having taken charge of Chelsea on an interim basis during the 2012/13 season, is under pressure after a run of just one win in Everton’s last 10 matches.

The Toffees’ 2-1 win over Arsenal last Monday may have briefly lifted some of the criticism of the under-fire Everton manager but that good will quickly evaporated following their 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace at the weekend. Chelsea, who begin a run that sees them play Wolves on Sunday and Brentford in the EFL Cup quarter-finals next week, could be dealing with some additional absences after three players tested positive for Covid-19 overnight. Follow live updates and team news below:

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Chelsea 1-1 Everton

90+2 mins: Mount takes it down and turns but Keane heads away his cross. The Everton defender has been tremendous tonight, while Pickford has been man of the match.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:36

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Chelsea 1-1 Everton

89 mins: Everton are almost there. This has been a brilliant, battling performance from them but there will be plenty of questions asked of Chelsea if they cannot find a winner.

There will be five minutes added on.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:32

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Chelsea 1-1 Everton

87 mins: Dobbin has a couple of opportunities in the Chelsea box – first as he looked to cut the ball back to Gordon and then again as he attempted to wriggle away from Rudiger. Great work from Keane to win the ball back from Mount with an aggressive press.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:31

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Chelsea 1-1 Everton

84 mins: Everton are growing in confidence as they look to withstand some late pressure from Chelsea – Saul hooks his cross wide to more groans around Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s fringe players have not stepped up tonight.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:28

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Chelsea 1-1 Everton

79 mins: Save! Brilliant from Pickford to deny Thiago Silva’s header down low. He then saves again to collect Rudiger’s header – but that one was more straight forward.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:23

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GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Everton (BRANTHWAITE 74’)

Incredible! After working so hard to get in front, Chelsea are immediately pulled back. It’s no less than what Everton deserve given their fight so far. Gordon flights in a brilliant ball to the back post and it’s Jarrad Branthwaite who is there to steer in the finish in front of the away end!

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:17

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GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Everton (MOUNT 70’)

Breakthrough for Chelsea! Everton were on the attack in a rare venture forward – but it left gaps at the other end and Chelsea punished them after Doucoure gave it away. James slipped in Mount and he made no mistake as he finished past Pickford at his near post.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:12

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Chelsea 0-0 Everton

68 mins: What a run from Godfrey – he wins it back on the edge of his box before carrying it the length of the field and attempting a one-two with Dobbin that very nearly comes off.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:11

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Chelsea 0-0 Everton

66 mins: Barkley is on for Loftus-Cheek while Saul replaces Alonso – Pulisic has gone out to wing-back.

A Mount ball towards Ziyech runs through to Pickford and the mood in Stamford Bridge is growing tense.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:10

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Chelsea 0-0 Everton

62 mins: Chelsea play it long to James, Pickford comes out to collect, and the wing-back collides with his England teammate as he slips and crashes into him.

Saul and Barkley are being readied by Tuchel.

Jamie Braidwood16 December 2021 21:06

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