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Everton vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League team news and line-ups as Frank Lampard faces relegation battle

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Lampard “will always be a legend in our club,” says Tuchel ahead of the Everton trip

Follow for live updates as everton host Chelsea and Frank Lampard faces his former side at Goodison Park. Burnley’s dramatic comeback at Watford yesterday plunged Everton into deeper relegation troubles and left Lampard’s side five points adrift of safety, so a first meeting with Chelsea as manager comes at a crucial time for the former Blues midfielder.

Everton have relied on their home form at Goodison Park, taking seven points from their last three games in front of their own fans. They welcome a Chelsea side sure to finish third but manager Thomas Tuchel will be demanding improvements from his side after they were wasteful in front of goal in Thursday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

This afternoon’s game is also the first encounter between Lampard and Tuchel, the man who replaced him at Stamford Bridge when he was sacked after just 18 months as Chelsea manager last January. A defeat would be a blow to Everton, who are running out of time to save First League Status. Follow Everton v Chelsea live coverage below, as well as Tottenham v Leicester goal updates.

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Everton versus Chelsea

Nice subtext to today’s game at Goodison Park. Chelsea’s all-time top scorer Frank Lampard meets his former side to help Everton to Premier League safety.

Lampard scored 211 goals in 13 years for the West London club.

Dylan TerryMay 1, 2022 1:18 p.m

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Team news for Tottenham vs Leicester

Elsewhere, Tottenham are looking to get their top-four challenge back on track at home against Leicester.

Here’s the team news for this one.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson Royal, Bentacour, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Lucas Moura, Kane, Son Heung-min.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas, Mendy, Soumaré, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Pérez, Daka.

Dylan TerryMay 1, 2022 1:13 p.m

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Everton versus Chelsea

What a seismic day this could be for the future of Everton Football Club. A defeat this afternoon would make them the overwhelming favorites with just five Premier League games left.

The atmosphere builds up outside the stadium.

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Dylan TerryMay 1, 2022 1:08 p.m

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Team News

And here’s Chelsea’s starting line-up for tonight’s game.

Chelsea team to play against Everton: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rüdiger, James, Alonso; Jorginho, Loftus Cheek; Mount, Havertz, Werner.

Subtitle: Kepa, Chalobah, Sarr, Kovacic, Saul, Kenedy, Pulisic, Ziyech, Lukaku.

Dylan TerryMay 1, 2022 1:05 p.m

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Team News

So here is Everton’s starting XI today.

Everton team to play Chelsea: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Mykolenko; Delph, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gray, Gordon; Richardson.

Subtitle: Begovic, Kenny, Keane, Allan, Calvert-Lewin, Davies, Branthwaite, Rondon, Dele.

Dylan TerryMay 1, 2022 1:02 p.m

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Everton may be in the relegation zone but their fans are still right behind the team ahead of Chelsea’s visit. Incredible support before the game at Goodison Park.

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Jamie BraidwoodMay 1, 2022 12:58 p.m

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Tuchel is looking forward to the first meeting with Lampard

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Sunday’s clash between Goodison Park and Everton will be his first face-to-face meeting with Frank Lampard.

Tuchel’s Chelsea predecessor Lampard sent the German manager good news when the former Paris St Germain manager took the helm at Stamford Bridge in January 2021.

“He sent me a very kind, respectful message after I took over at Chelsea that meant a lot,” Lampard’s Tuchel said.

“I was a huge fan of his as a player and he is and will always be a legend at our club and that goes without saying.

Jamie BraidwoodMay 1, 2022 12:52

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Lampard promises to stay at Everton even if the club are relegated from the Premier League

Frank Lampard is determined to stay at Everton even if they are relegated to the Championship and has vowed to do everything in his power to get them back where he thinks they belong.

Everton have been present in the top flight since 1951 but are at risk of their first relegation in 71 years after falling into the bottom three of the Premier League on Sunday.

They could be five points from safety before Lampard, who signed a two-and-a-half-year contract when appointed in January, takes on his former club Chelsea on Sunday.

But if they go down he wants to stay at Goodison Park and try to win promotion next season.

Jamie BraidwoodMay 1, 2022 12:45 p.m

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Everton vs Chelsea: odds and predictions

Everton meet Chelsea at a good time and could get a positive result in front of home fans. Everton 1-1 Chelsea

Jamie BraidwoodMay 1, 2022 12:38

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Everton vs Chelsea: team news and predicted line-ups

Everton have a number of injury doubts with Donny van de Beek, Andre Gomes and Ben Godfrey all unavailable, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina are expected to return to the squad.

Chelsea are without Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell. Andreas Christensen is doubtful after missing several games with stomach problems.

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Allan, Doucoure, Gray; Richardson, Gordon

Chelsea: Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Ruediger; James, Loftus Cheek, Kante, Alonso; Berg, Ziyech; Lukaku

Jamie BraidwoodMay 1, 2022 12:37

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