Everton vs. Chelsea: Lineups

Rafael Benitez has again deployed David Luiz in midfield for Chelsea as they take on Everton at Goodison Park.

The Brazilian defender makes up Chelsea's double pivot with Frank Lammpard, with Ramires deployed as part of an attacking three along with Juan Mata and Eden Hazard. There is still no place in the starting lineup for Oscar or John Obi Mikel, the latter of whom is out with a minor knee injury.

Everton meanwhile opt for a flat 4-4-2 with Steven Pienaar and Thomas Hitzlsperger the partnership in central midfield. Steven Naismith and Leon Osman will operate on the wings, while Nikica Jelavic joins Victor Anichebe up front.

Everton (4-4-2): Tim Howard; Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, John Heitinga; Steven Naismith, Steven Pienaar, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Leon Osman; Nikica Jelavic, Victor Anichebe.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole; David Luiz, Frank Lampard (c); Ramires, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard; Fernando Torres.

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