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Everton team news: Wideman ruled out of Chelsea clash, but important star to return

European qualification hopefuls Everton will face off against top-four candidates Chelsea in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Toffees have not won during their last three Premier League games but will fancy their chances of getting points against the Blues, who have been misfiring lately as they have claimed just one win from their last five league games.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton side will travel to Stamford Bridge without the services of Seamus Coleman, who is set to be sidelined for their next two games, according to a report by BBC Sport.  

The 31-year-old Toffees fan favourite suffered a muscle problem whilst playing during the 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

The Merseysiders will however have defender Lucas Digne fit again after the Frenchmam recovered from a muscle strain.

The teams last met in a Premier League clash at Goodison Park in December and Everton won 3-1 through a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a strike from Richarlison.

The Toffees have won their previous two consecutive games against Chelsea and should they win on Sunday, it will mark the first time that they would have claimed victories on the bounce against the West London club since August 1984.

The game will be an interesting one as it will feature Ancelotti managing against his former club, whom he was in charge of between 2009-2011, for the first time.

Everton will be hoping that Calvert-Lewin can continue his good form.

The Toffees youngster has been brilliant so far under Ancelotti and has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League appearances under the Italian’s guidance.

Everton forward Richarlison also has a good record against the Stamford Bridge club after having scored during his last two league games against them.

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