Everton under-23s welcome Premier League 2 leaders Chelsea to Southport this evening looking to extend their recent unbeaten run to four matches.

Chelsea currently hold a two-point advantage at the top of the table and are 12-points ahead of current holders Everton, who also tasted Premier League Cup glory last term.

David Unsworth's side overcome Fulham 4-2 last Friday and Morgan Feeney, Lewis Gibson, Dennis Adeniran and Antony Evans could all feature.

New signing Jarrad Branthwaite, who arrived from Carlisle United earlier this month, is also in-line to make an appearance after making his under-23 debut against Fulham.

The ECHO will provide live updates from the 7pm kick-off with Phil Kirkbride and Adam Jones both in attendance.

You can get involved with all the action on Twitter by messaging @philkecho or @Adam_Jones94 .

The dream team are here

Sam not setting up the blog properly - that’s what not to like. Okay I’ll stop mentioning it now.

The team are in place!

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome - and apologies for the delay, Sam Carroll decided not to set up the blog properly, you just can’t get the staff.

But here we are and we’re ready to build-up to Everton under-23’s vs Chelsea at Southport. Our reporters Phil Kirkbride and Adam Jones will be on hand to provide commentary and score updates.

Sam Carroll is also there but after his earlier error we won’t mention him.