Everton’s double injury blow vs Chelsea confirmed

Everton 0 – Chelsea 0

Sam Allardyce maintained his unbeaten record at Everton on Saturday against Chelsea.

Big Sam has recorded four wins and two draws since he was appointed as Ronald Koeman’s successor.

Chelsea arguably had the better chances at Goodison Park without finding the target.

Eden Hazard came close to breaking the deadlock, while Ashley Williams sent a header onto his own bar in the final stages of the game.

The result left Chelsea third in the table, three points behind Man United. Everton moved up to ninth with 26 points from 19 games.

Idrissa Gueye & Phil Jagielka

But, while Everton kept their unbeaten Big Sam record intact against Chelsea, the Toffees did suffer two injury blows.

The first was to key midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

Gueye is Everton’s best defensive shield in the middle of the park, but he’ll likely be out of action for the Christmas period. Indeed, Allardyce has suggested Gueye will miss Everton’s next four fixtures after he limped out of the Chelsea match.

Beni Baningime replaced Gueye after he appeared to tweak his hamstring against the Blues.

Centre half Phil Jagielka could also be sidelined after the Chelsea game. While the defender completed the 90 minutes, the veteran seemed to suffer an unspecified knock against the Pensioners.

West Brom vs Everton

West Brom host Everton on Boxing Day at the Hawthorns.

Will Alan Pardew upset Allardyce by recording his first Premier League win with the Baggies?

Albion were once again beaten on Saturday in the EPL as Stoke recorded a 3-1 home win.

The result left West Brom second bottom of the league, while Stoke jumped up to 14th in the division.

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