Ronald Koeman is gone, and it is about time. Whether it was entirely his fault or not (mostly likely not), the club needed a seismic shakeup. The players are not performing up to their lofty expectations, and a change was inevitable. This is David Unsworth’s team for the time being. He will be desperate to prove that he is the man for the job, and the player’s will be looking to impress him.
For Everton, the Carabao Cup may provide the most likely avenue to win a trophy this season. For Chelsea, they are doing their best to compete in the Champions League while also keeping their top four spot in the Premier League. They seem willing to let the measly league cup go. The Toffees need to jump on this chance and catapult themselves into the quarterfinals.
Date and start time: Wednesday, October 25th at 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m ET / 7:45 p.m. BST
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London, England
Weather: 57°F/14°C, rainy, 11% partly cloudy, 3 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: none - United States; none - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, TalkSport 2 Radio, BBC Radio 5
Live stream: EvertonTV, ESPN3
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI - Pickford; Kenny, Jagielka, Williams, Baines; Baningime, McCarthy, Davies; Mirallas, Rooney, Lennon
Bench - Robles, Keane, Holgate, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson, Niasse
Starting XI - Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Kenedy; Willian, Batshuayi, Musonda
Bench - Eduardo, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Scott, Fabregas, Pedro, Morata