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Chelsea vs. Everton, Premier League: Confirmed lineups and discussion

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Chelsea still haven't lost under interim manager Guus Hiddink, but they haven't won a whole lot either. On Saturday, they'll have tough test, as Roberto Martinez and Everton come to town.

The Blues' last match was a surprisingly open affair, with Chelsea twice taking the lead and forcing West Bromwich Albion to come forward in search of a goal. Unfortunately, as has bee the case far too often this season, they found that equalizer on both occasions.

Saturday's match ought to be fairly open from the start, as Martinez doesn't often have his side sit back and defend. With that in mind, here's the group that Hiddink has chosen to take on Everton at home:

Starting XI: Thibaut Courtois, Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Obi Mikel, Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, Willian, Diego Costa

Bench: Asmir Begovic, Oscar, Kenedy, Gary Cahill, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Baba Rahman, Loic Remy

Meanwhile, Everton will line up as follows:

Starting XI: Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, John Stones, Bryan Oviedo, Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic, Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon, Romelu Lukaku

Bench: Joel, Arouna Kone, Tom Cleverley, Gerard Deulofeu, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Ramiro Funes Mori

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