Everton vs. Chelsea: Preview and TV schedule

Richard Heathcote

Both Everton and Chelsea are yet to lose in the league this season, and meet at Goodison Park in Saturday's late kick-off.

Chelsea are still unbeaten in the league this season, with José Mourinho's team picking up seven points from a possible nine so far. They travel to Goodison Park on Saturday, to play an Everton team also yet to lose -- albeit having drawn all three of their winnable matches so far.

The Toffees are still getting used to life under Roberto Martínez, who's looking to adopt a more possession-based approach after the departure of David Moyes to Manchester United in the summer. Likewise, their raft of summer arrivals are still bedding in, and it has shown in their pretty poor performances so far. They'll need to improve on their showings against Norwich, West Brom and Cardiff to get anything out of this game.

They will be without Chelsea loanee striker Romelu Lukaku, who is ineligible to play against his parent club. Joining him on the sidelines will be the unfit Antolín Alcaraz and Darron Gibson, while Séamus Coleman and James McCarthy are both doubtful. For Chelsea, midfielders Oscar and Eden Hazard are both doubtful after missing international games during the break, though should be available.

Everton Injuries and suspensions

Out: Romelu Lukaku (ineligible), Antolín Alcaraz, Darron Gibson (both unfit). In doubt: Séamus Coleman, James McCarthy (both knocks).

Chelsea injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In doubt: Oscar (ankle), Eden Hazard (Achilles).

Projected lineups

Everton: Tim Howard; Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Séamus Coleman; Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, James McCarthy, Kevin Mirallas; Ross Barkley; Arouna Koné

Chelsea: Petr Čech; Ashley Cole, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanović; Ramires, Lampard; Eden Hazard, Oscar, Kevin de Bruyne; Fernando Torres

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. local, 12:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England

TV: NBC, Mun2 (U.S.), NBC, RDS 2, TSN (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K)

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