Everton v Chelsea
Enner Valencia is back in contention for a place in Ronald Koeman’s squad for Sunday’s showdown with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Valencia was unavailable for last weekend’s goalless draw at West Ham United because he was ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of his season-long loan.
But the Ecuadorian, who has scored three goals in eight appearances since the turn of the year, returns to the fold this weekend, providing the Blues with an extra attacking option.
Manager Koeman has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game but he is without Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman and Muhamed Besic, who are recovering from long-term injuries.
Midfielder James McCarthy is still sidelined by a hamstring problem.
Everton will re-write the record books if they beat Chelsea at Goodison Park.
A victory for the Blues would be their 13th on home soil in the Premier League this season, equaling a Premier League record set in 2013/14 and the best since 14 in 1989/90.
The Blues are also chasing a ninth successive home league win, the best sequence since 10 back-to-back victories were achieved between December 1986 and April 1987.
Chelsea arrive at Goodison as the league leaders and Antonio Conte’s side have lost just three of their 17 away games in the Premier League this term.
They were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United in their most recent away game, thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera.
ONE TO WATCH: EDEN HAZARD
After a disappointing season by his own standards last term, Eden Hazard has returned to form with a vengeance, leading Chelsea’s charge towards the Premier League title.
The Belgian international has flourished under manager Antonio Conte, contributing 15 goals in his 31 Premier League appearances to date.
Hazard was at his mesmerizing best in the corresponding fixture at Stamford Bridge back n November, scoring twice, and the Blues will need to find a way of keeping him in check if they are to extend their remarkable winning run at Goodison Park.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE: JONATHAN MOSS
The West Yorkshire-based official will be taking charge of his third Everton match of the season, having previously officiated in the 1-1 home draw with Crystal Palace in September and the 2-2 draw at Hull on December 30.
In all competitions, Moss has taken charge of 33 games so far in 2016/17, with his most recent Premier League outing being Tottenham’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
He has shown 128 yellow cards – nine of which came in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Palace - and three red cards this campaign.
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