Everton face Chelsea at Goodison Park with the Toffees 18th and starting the game in the relegation zone.

With six games to go in the Premier League season, Everton will be looking to cause an upset when they face manager Frank Lampard’s former club on Sunday.

After a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, the Blues will be hoping to bounce back with a win against third place Chelsea.

Everton will be hoping for some good news on the recovery of some key players from injury.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Donny Van de Beek and Andre Gomes were all expected to be out until early May.

Lampard will be hoping they have recovered ahead of schedule for the game.

Unfortunately, the hosts will still be without long term absentees Tom Davies, Nathan Patterson and Andros Townsend.

Centre Back Ben Godfrey also picked up an injury in the warm-up prior to the 2-0 loss against Liverpool.

Lampard will be hoping to make use of his side’s good home record during his brief time as manager.

Under Lampard, Everton have lost just two games at Goodison Park in all competitions and won five.


Their opponents Chelsea have a few injury issues of their own.

Defenders Reece James, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen all missed their game against West Ham. However, they all could return for the weekend.

Chelsea also have a game against Manchester United on Thursday.

This will give the away side just two days to recover and prepare for their game against Everton.

With games running out in the season Lampard will be hoping for a win against his former club to help stave off relegation.