Chelsea v Everton: Match Preview

Stamford BridgeTeam News

Chelsea have doubts over the fitness of captain John Terry and Eden Hazard after injuries prevented the duo from featuring in the Europa League final victory on Wednesday. John Obi Mikel is available for Rafael Benitez’s final match as the Blues interim manager after recovering from a hip problem, while Demba Ba is free to play after being cup-tied in midweek.

Everton skipper Phil Neville (knee) won’t be granted a farewell appearance before he departs Goodison Park along with manager David Moyes, who is also without Leon Osman meaning he will have to make one enforced change for his final match in charge.

Rafael Benitez…“Chelsea will be much better next season because they will spend €100m and they will sign three or four players. The foundation is already there. The future is bright for them.I don’t know who the next coach will be, I am not the person who should say, but everyone speculates the same person.”

David Moyes…”The memories I’ve got from Everton are going to live with me for a long time. The character the players here have had is great. All the players in my time here have been great. I often think how lucky I am to not only have great players but great men. For that, I thank them all.”

Match Statistic: Steven Pienaar has netted in the opening five minutes of the previous two Premier League meetings between Everton and Chelsea.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Everton

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