Advantage Chelsea- as the Blues handed massive injury boost ahead of Everton clash

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Everton could be without Richarlison for this weekend’s trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea as the Brazilian has not been able to train with his teammates.

The Brazil international has scored six times in nine Premier League matches since his summer arrival from Watford for around £40m but missed Thursday’s training session.

Everton have won four of their last five league games to sit ninth in the table ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.

“He didn’t do all the session today, semi-individual work,” Marco Silva told a news conference. “We will see tomorrow, we have one more session, but he is still a doubt for the match.

“Nothing has changed from yesterday to today, let’s see how he reacts after the semi-individual work he did this morning… we know he’s important for us … If he’s not fit, it’s a good opportunity for another player.”

The manager did not specify what sort of injury the Brazilian had.

Chelsea, however, are unbeaten so far, and currently occupy second place in the table, behind Manchester City.

“We have confidence in our work and the way we are playing,” Silva said.

“Seeing how our team is growing and getting better and getting results in the last two-and-a-half months. I accept they will be favourites and it is a big challenge for us.

“What I hope and expect is that we will be ourselves on the pitch. I want to see our team be ourselves. They will obligate us to do different things to what we want but when we have the ball we have to be ourselves.” (Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis)

 

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