Everton v Chelsea team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th March 2016 1:23

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Chelsea have won six of their nine FA Cup ties against Everton going into Sunday’s quarter-final clash between the sides at Goodison Park.

Team news

Everton have a concern over Aaron Lennon, who is nursing a hamstring problem, while Bryan Oviedo was in hospital on Wednesday with a chest infection. Leighton Baines has been receiving treatment on an ongoing ankle problem but could come in.

Kevin Mirallas misses out through suspension following his red card against West Ham last weekend, but Roberto Martinez expects Gareth Barry and Tom Cleverley, also recently suffering with illness, to be available.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are likely to be without Diego Costa with a tendon injury that forced him off against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

Eden Hazard has made himself available despite suffering a hip problem in the same game, while John Terry is back in contention after returning to training following a hamstring injury.

Alexandre Pato could make his long-awaited debut, but defender Kurt Zouma (knee) is out for the season.

Kick-off at Goodison Park on Saturday is at 5.30pm.

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Everton progressed the last time these sides met in the FA Cup, via penalties in a fourth-round replay in 2011.

However, Chelsea have been successful in six of the nine FA Cup ties between the sides, including a 2-1 win in the 2009 final at Wembley.

Everton have scored exactly three goals in their last two home meetings with Chelsea, including a 3-1 win in the Premier League this season.

The Blues have progressed from their last four FA Cup quarter-final ties, going on to win the trophy on three of those occasions (2009, 2010, 2012).

The Toffees have reached this stage for the fourth time in the past five seasons. They progressed in 2012 but went out to Wigan in 2013 and Arsenal in 2014 – both of whom went on to lift the trophy.

Chelsea have netted in seven of their last eight FA Cup away fixtures, scoring 20 goals in total.

Roberto Martinez’s side have lost three of their last four home games in all competitions, including throwing away a two-goal against West Ham last weekend (2-3).

Guus Hiddink’s side have won their last two away games in all competitions, both by a 2-1 scoreline.

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