Chelsea have been in excellent form in the Premier League this seasonReuters

Chelsea take on Everton at Stamford Bridge as they look to cement their top position in the Premier League.

The West London club have been very impressive so far, maintaining their top spot in the Premier League with a consistent run of good performances this season.

After failing to win a single piece of silverware in the 2013/14 campaign, the Blues, boosted by the summer additions of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, got off to a flying start to the Premier League this season, unbeaten in their first 14 games before finally losing to Newcastle in early December.

Manchester City did come very close to catching the Blues towards the end of 2014, but their poor run of results of late have allowed Chelsea to re-establish a seven points cushion over the defending English Champions.

Despite their healthy position in the Premier League, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that he is not looking at the table or the number of points, insisting that he is only focused on the Blues current opponent Everton.

"I don't look to the table or to the number of points, I look to the team and their quality, and they are a very good team," Mourinho told Chelsea's official website.

"We had two very difficult matches against City and Villa, we have a third one now against Everton and we have to try to do the best and try to get the maximum points possible."

Although the Blues emerged as 6-3 winners during their thrilling encounter against Everton at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture, the Portuguese does not expect a similar scoreline.

"That game was a strange game with a strange result," the Portuguese pointed out.
"It's not even a game to analyse because it won't be repeated. Sometimes results or matches go in a direction where it's difficult to repeat. The game was everything but normal."

Nevertheless the former Real Madrid boss says that he is confident that his side can beat Everton on Tuesday.

"I'm confident we can win tomorrow. We go game after game, not thinking too far [ahead]. Seven points with 14 matches is a long way to go. We will try to be good tomorrow, play well, and try to win in front of our supporters."

Meanwhile, Everton will also be hoping to get a positive result against Chelsea despite them being the underdogs in this fixture.

The Toffees have been pretty disappointing in the Premier League this season as they are currently in 12th place, having managed to only record six wins so far.

However, Everton despite only managing to record a single win in their last six Premier League fixtures, have been doing well of late at the back, keeping clean sheets in their last three games against West Brom (0-0), Crystal Palace (1-0) and Liverpool (0-0).

And Everton manager Roberto Martinez feels that there are "many good signs" coming from his team of late especially following their performance in the Merseyside Derby on Saturday.

"I thought Saturday's game, from a tactical point of view, was phenomenal, although I don't think it was the type of game that as a neutral you would enjoy," Martinez told ESPN.

"Sometimes shots on target don't describe how well you get into the final third - I thought early on if we had made a more composed decision, we would have got into some great positions to score, and I thought we finished really strong."

"I felt the performance was full of maturity and that it is something we can build on."

Expected starting lineups

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Drogba

Everton: Robles; Oviedo, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman; Besic, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas; Naismith, Lukaku

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for 8pm GMT (1.30am IST, 3pm ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Viewers in the UK can catch the match live on BT Sports 1, while the live streaming option is on BT Sports Online. Catch the game live in the US on NBSCN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it on Fox Sports On Demand.

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