Chelsea v Everton: match preview

Carlo Ancelotti returns to Stamford Bridge with a familiar face in Frank Lampard in charge of Chelsea. Lampard describes the Italian as a gentleman and a fantastic manager and his work with Everton has shown as such. Fans adore him and the side’s improvement is plain to see. European football is now a possibility and Ancelotti will be keen to demonstrate what his former club are missing. Chelsea soothed the pain of their Champions League nightmare by beating Liverpool in the Cup but with a gathering pack of clubs hungry for a taste next season Lampard needs to find the same performances in the league to make sure his side qualify. The large number of missing players, especially in midfield, is a headache he could do without. Graham Searles

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