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Premier League: Everton v Chelsea team news

Everton will assesses the fitness of two former Chelsea strikers, Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku, prior to the Londoners' visit to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Eto'o has been short of match fitness, having only joined the club this week, while Lukaku has had a toe injury. Another player with Chelsea connections, on-loan winger Christian Atsu, cannot face his parent club.

Midfielder Steven Pienaar (groin) is definitely missing but midfielder Darron Gibson is still pushing to return after 10 months out. Midfield duo Ross Barkley (knee) and Bryan Oviedo (leg), and striker Arouna Kone (knee) remain sidelined.

Diego Costa is in Chesea's squad for the Saturday Night Football live game despite concerns over his fitness.

The 25-year-old forward missed two days training this week with a minor muscular injury but has been passed fit to travel.

Jose Mourinho has to make a decision on whether to include Fernando Torres amidst speculation over his future, while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could again be selected ahead of veteran Petr Cech.

Watch Everton v Chelsea live on Sky Sports 1 this Saturday. Coverage begins at 4.45pm

     


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