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Watch Live: Chelsea-Man Utd, Everton-Watford

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A pair of matches kickoff at 11:30 a.m. ET to spur the Premier League into the international break.

Chelsea and Manchester United is the big one, on tap from Stamford Bridge on NBCSN.

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Meanwhile on Merseyside, Everton will look to give caretaker manager David Unsworth a huge win courtesy of visiting upstarts Watford.

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Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi.

Manchester United: De Gea, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Valencia (c), Herrera, Matic, Young, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford. Subs: Romero, Blind, Darmian, Fellaini, McTominay, Lingard, Martial.


Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Gana Gueye, Baningime, Davies, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Niasse. Subs: Robles, Williams, Lennon, Besic, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Lookman.

Watford: Gomes; Femenía, Kabasele, Britos, Holebas; Cleverley, Doucouré; Carrillo, Hughes, Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis, Mariappa, Janmaat, Watson, Capoue, Sinclair, Okaka.

Watch Live: Bournemouth vs. Chelsea

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Chelsea hopes to take advantage of Spurs loss to Manchester United and keep pace with the rest of the title chasers with a visit to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 a.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

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Antonio Conte starts Pedro, Alvaro Morata, and Eden Hazard atop his 3-4-3, while Bournemouth answers with Jermain Defoe passing a late fitness test to join Junior Stanislas and Benif Afobe in attack.

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Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, Ake, S Cook, Smith, L Cook, Surman, Daniels, Stanislas, Defoe, Afobe. Subs: Boruc, Gosling, Arter, Pugh, Ibe, Mousset, Wilson.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), David Luiz, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard. Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Christensen, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Willian, Batshuayi.

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Everton caretaker Unsworth “very proud” of fight vs. Chelsea

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David Unsworth‘s first game in charge of Everton could have gone worse.

The Toffees kept Chelsea on its toes for 90 minutes, even controlling play for stretches against the reigning champs in the first match since Ronald Koeman was fired.

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Though Wednesday’s League Cup match ended 2-1 in favor of Chelsea, Everton looked much better than it had in recent weeks. From EvertonFC.com:

“Hopefully we will be as committed as that in every game that I am in charge of,” he said.

“We started with a great display tonight but we want to know go and start a winning streak. But when I see and hear older pros helping the young lads out like they did, then it makes me quite excited to take us forward and work with everybody. We had a game plan and the players stuck to that. I am very proud of them. Nobody likes losing but I saw so much to work with in a great, committed performance.”

The Toffees got a surprise performance in the center of the park from a player many hadn’t heard of prior to Wednesday: 19-year-old Beni Baningime. The Congolese midfielder had played with Unsworth in the U-23s, and was forced into the fray when Morgan Schneiderlin fell ill.

Everton goes to Leicester City this weekend in what’s essentially an (way too) early season relegation six pointer before a trip to Lyon in the UEFA Europa League. Watford and Crystal Palace follow, so getting sorted is not improbable for the Toffees.

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Spurs collapse at home as desperate Bilic gets huge League Cup win (video)

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West Ham’s incredible fight back and Spurs massive home collapse led the Irons into the League Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 London Derby win at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.

Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli staked Spurs to a 2-0 halftime lead, but the fond times ended soon after the break.

Andre Ayew scored twice in five minutes to tie it up, cleaning up a rebound in the 55th and finishing some fine work from Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini in the 60th, before Angelo Ogbonna headed home a winner 10 minutes later.

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A long run from Heung-Min Son gave the South Korean plenty of time to spot Sissoko, and the French midfielder scored easily to give Spurs a sixth minute lead.

Dele  made it 2-0 before the break with a lofted shot that took a turn off Declan Rice‘s head and looped inside the far post.

Spurs coasted into the break before it all fell apart.

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Rudiger, Willian score, Drinkwater debuts as Chelsea advances (video)

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Antonio Rudiger and Willian scored to lead Chelsea past Everton 2-1 on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, pushing the Blues into the quarterfinals of the League Cup.

Danny Drinkwater‘s made his Chelsea debut, but it was Rudiger headed across goal and over a jumping Jordan Pickford to give the Blues a first half lead. Willian was lively for most of the match, and worked a 1-2 with Cesc Fabregas to add to the lead in the second minute of second half stoppage.

They’d need it, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin answered back within minutes of restart after some solid work from Oumar Niasse.

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Everton got into the swing of things to start the second half, and Drinkwater received warm applause when departing after 61 minutes for Cesc Fabregas.

Wily Caballero made an outstanding save on Kevin Mirallas, whose slip in attempting a 69th minute shot may have somehow made it trickier to parry.

Willian and Calvert-Lewin traded goals in second half stoppage to provide some late thrills.

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