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Four key battles: Chelsea vs. Everton

Aside from the North London Derby, Chelsea and Everton’s late kickoff on Saturday is shaping up to be the Premier League’s clash of the weekend.

Indeed, both sides have enjoyed relatively strong starts to the season – they currently sit fourth and sixth respectively in the Premier League table – the duo each have a star striker in red hot form and both sides are amongst just four that have conceded less than a goal-per-game in the top flight.

Currently amid a four-match winning run in the league, in which they haven’t conceded a goal, the Blues are undoubtedly the favourites for this one, especially with home advantage on their side.

But Everton have proved tough customers under Ronald Koeman and claimed a bitter-fought point away at Manchester City in mid-October – surely the blueprint for Saturday’s encounter at Stamford Bridge.

With that in mind, the result could well come down to which side gets the upper hand in the key individual battles. We’ve taken a look at four that will decide the outcome on Saturday.

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