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Now, ahead of the today’s match, both teams are missing some of their key players, who are out to take part in the upcoming African Nations Cup. However, Chelsea will have John Obi Mikel for the first leg encounter as Nigeria allowed him on late departure, whereas Everton also got good news from Nigeria as they are getting Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Joseph Yobo for today’s match.
A big blow is that Stephen Pienaar won't be available due to his being called up by the South African national side. He's played a big part in the recent surge in the
squad's form. Very quick feet and excellent movement in the build ups he's involved in, make for a key element that you really don't want to have to replace at this stage. With Arteta suspended and Osman out injured Moyes will be looking for Cahill to be 110%, despite the knock he's been carrying. Yobo and Yakubu will play in this 1st leg, as their national side ( Goodison Park ) allowed them to stay on, but all African players will be away for the 2nd Leg on Jan 23rd, so you'd think Moyes will be wanting to really make a move here. Nigeria
So, it is obvious that both teams will miss their African stars for the second leg match on 23 January and that is why, they will try their best to capitalize on today’s match. So, even if you are not fan of either Chelsea or Everton, it is very logical to enjoy the match hoping to see an exciting one today at the