Everton 1 - 0 Chelsea

Match info: Premier League at Goodison Park

Date: 14/09/2013 KO: 17:30 Ref: H Webb Att: 36,034

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  • Last Updated: September 13 2013, 14:31 BST

Everton could give debuts to deadline-day midfield signings James McCarthy and Gareth Barry in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash against Chelsea but on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku cannot play against his parent club.

Midfielders arrive for Everton

McCarthy did suffer a slight knock on international duty for the Republic of Ireland, as did right-back Seamus Coleman, but both are in contention to play.

Midfielder Darron Gibson (knee) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (hernia) are not yet ready to return but both are back in training and close to fitness.

Samuel Eto'o is set to make his debut for Chelsea.

The 32-year-old former Cameroon international striker, who signed from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer transfer window, is likely to start from the bench and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said: "He will be selected and when you are selected as a striker you play - you start or finish the game.

"It is the area where I make more changes during the match," added the Portuguese, who reported no injury problems with Chelsea players returning from the international break.


Everton (from): Howard, Robles, Heitinga, Hibbert, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Stones, Naismith, Deulofeu, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Osman, Barkley, Oviedo, Jelavic, Kone, Mirallas.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, van Ginkel, Hazard, Ba, McEachran, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Eto'o, Azpilicueta, Bertrand.

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