Chelsea favourites to bring Belgian to Bridge

MAROUANE FELLAINI will miss the Christmas period after head-butting Stoke's Ryan Shawcross on Saturday and Ladbrokes make the Belgian a 5-1 shot to have already played his last match in an Everton shirt.

A January scramble for Fellaini’s signature is anticipated and Chelsea are at the head of the queue according to Ladbrokes, who rate the fallen European champions 2-1 to snare the attacking midfielder whenever he decides to depart Goodison Park.

Manchester United are 3-1 to bring Fellaini to Old Trafford, while others prominent in the betting include Paris St-Germain at 5-1, while Arsenal and Zenit can both be backed at 8-1 with Tottenham at 10-1.

Fellaini and the Goodison Park club have accepted an FA charge of violent conduct and he will miss the Toffees' matches against West Ham this Saturday and Wigan and Aston Villa next week.

Match in Focus

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Tottenham v Nottm Forest

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  • Forest are unbeaten in ten outings in all competitions this season
Expert verdict
Mauricio Pochettino’s reserves don’t look dependable and with the Tottenham boss set to rest players in the middle of a busy run, Spurs are worth opposing against in-form Forest. Forest are a strong Championship side who have impressed in making an unbeaten start to the season, winning four of their five away matches.

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