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Watch Live: Everton v. Chelsea

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Chelsea and Everton hope to arrest falls down the Premier League team when they meet at Goodison Park on Sunday (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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The Blues can go level on points with fourth-place Arsenal with a win, sending Manchester United into sixth.

Everton is now 12th, but can move within four points of seventh with a win.

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Everton: Pickford, Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman, Gomes, Gana Gueye, Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin. Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Walcott, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Davies, Lookman.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard. Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Giroud.

Watch Live: Chelsea v. Wolves

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Chelsea’s Top Four push meets a stiff challenge from Wolves when the Premier League returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday (Watch live at 10:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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The Blues enter the day two points back of fourth-place Manchester United, who plays at Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET, and one shy of the Gunners.

Wolves can take a three-point lead on Watford in the race for seventh and a place in the Europa League.

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Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard. Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Giroud.

Wolves: Patricio, Otto, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jota, Jimenez. Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Vinagre, Traore, Kilman.

Europa League, LIVE — Arsenal, Chelsea begin Last 16

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Two Premier League giants begin the next step Thursday in their quests to win the Europa League and ensure a spot in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League.

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Arsenal looks to bounce back from a disappointing North London Derby draw, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil will start in Rennes.

Arsenal lineup: Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Sokratis, Monreal, Xhaka, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang. Subs: Leno, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Suarez, Nketiah.

That kicks off at 12:55 p.m. ET, while fellow London club Chelsea is at home just over two hours later.

The Blues host Dynamo Kiev at 3 p.m. ET. Here is the Chelsea lineup: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Luiz, Zappacosta, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Kovacic, Willian, Giroud.

Full schedule

12:55 p.m. ET
Sevilla v. Slavia Prague
Dinamo Zagreb v. Benfica
Zenit Saint-Petersburg v. Villarreal
Eintracht Frankfurt v. Inter Milan
Rennes v. Arsenal

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Napoli v. Red Bull Salzburg
Chelsea v. Dynamo Kiev
Valencia v. FC Krasnodar

Chelsea’s Kepa stars in tight win at Fulham (video)

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  • Chelsea’s first away win of 2019
  • Back-to-back PL wins for Chelsea
  • Fulham 10 points from safety

Chelsea edged past battling Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday, as Maurizio Sarri‘s men remain in the top four hunt.

Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho put Chelsea ahead twice in the first half as Calum Chambers had briefly put Fulham level. The Cottagers, coached by interim boss Scott Parker who replaced Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, battled until the end and almost snatched a draw on several occasions late on but Kepa Arrizabalaga made some great stops.

With the win Chelsea move on to 56 points and are two points off the top four with a game in hand. Fulham remain in 19th place and are 10 points from safety with nine games to go.

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The first big chance of the game arrived for Chelsea as Eden Hazard whipped in a cross but Higuain nodded just wide.

At the other end there was a real moment of worry for Kepa — recalled to the lineup after the incident during the League Cup final last Sunday — as he dropped a routine cross but Ryan Babel failed to spot the opportunity and could have had a tap in. Chelsea were ahead moments later.

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Cesar Azpilicueta got free on the right flank and pulled back a perfect ball for Higuain to sweep home at the near post and put Chelsea 1-0 up.

Just when it seemed like Chelsea were going to have an easy game, Fulham came roaring back as Aleksandar Mitrovic‘s volley was superbly tipped over by Kepa and from the resulting corner Fulham were level. A cross to the back post found Chambers completely unmarked and he volleyed home to make it 1-1.

Jorginho then restored Chelsea’s lead a few minutes later, as he slotted home a superb finish from outside of the box to make it 2-1. Sergio Rico denied Hazard and Higuain before half time, as Chelsea were in control but Fulham were still in the game.

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The second half followed the same theme as Chelsea dominated the play but Fulham looked threatening.

Willian slammed a shot into the side-netting as Chelsea pushed hard to put the game to bed, but Fulham threatened on the break as Mitrovic curled just over.

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Late on Kepa sprung to action as he denied Tom Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon and Joe Bryan, while Sessegnon had the ball in the back of the net in the 94th minute but he was correctly called offside.

After a tough week, Chelsea hung on for a big win.

Insane finish sees Man City win League Cup in penalties

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  • Man City wins sixth League Cup
  • Chelsea fails to put shot on target
  • Kepa refuses to sub off before PKs

After 120 minutes of scoreless play, the League Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City went down to penalty kicks.

A series of penalties with chaos embedded in them due to a bust-up between Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the latter refused to sub out of the match in extra time.

Raheem Sterling‘s penalty ultimately clinched Manchester City’s sixth League Cup.

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The start was tame, save a Sergio Aguero shot that was stopped by Kepa Arrizabalaga but headed wide of the goal.

The play lived in Chelsea’s end, but the Blues dealt well with the danger en route to a pair of late free kicks. Nicolas Otamendi nearly turned one inside his own goal, and a corner on the last breath of the half was blocked by Oleksandr Zinchenko.

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Eden Hazard earned a breakaway early in the second half only to be caught and tackled by Otamendi.

Aguero had the ball in the goal but was offside in the 56th.

Hazard blazed down the left wing again in the 66th minute, meeting a Willian and long ball and cooking Vincent Kompany before cutting back for N'Golo Kante. The Frenchman flew his chance over the goal.

Chelsea kept coming. Willian set up Ross Barkley for a curling effort with a bit too much loft to threaten Ederson.

Antonio Rudiger was fortunate to see yellow after a pair of fouls helped Man City to a 73rd minute free kick, the latter a scissoring tackle of the ball.

Hazard cued up Pedro for a prime 76th minute chance, but the Spaniard chose to pass rather than shoot and Zinchenko cut it out.

Ederson stopped a whipped Willian free kick in stoppage time, and Chelsea had a corner kick to avoid extra time. City handled it well enough.

Extra time was tame into the second frame, when Sterling danced down the end line and Chelsea defended desperately to force just a corner kick.

A sloppy sequence in the 117th minute allowed Aguero a shot from 20 yard that Arrizabalaga dove to control.

Then, with penalty kicks looming and Arrizabalaga twice down injured, Maurizio Sarri went apopletic when the keeper refused to come off for Wily Caballero. The sub board was up, but Arrizabalaga wouldn’t leave!

To kicks.

Jorginho‘s tame first effort was saved by Ederson. The next shots were goals.

Arrizabalaga then guessed correctly on Sergio Aguero, but the Argentine’s shot went through his gloves. After Emerson finished for Chelsea, Arrizabalaga saved Leroy Sane’s hit.

Then David Luiz hammered the goal post.