Chelsea travel to Goodison Park to take on managerless Everton in the early kick-off on Saturday in the Premier League – fresh off the news that their transfer ban has been reduced.
Marco Silva was sacked after Everton’s defeat midweek, leaving the Toffees in the relegation zone, while Chelsea in-contract got back to winning ways and maintained their hold on a top four spot – with rivals Tottenham and Arsenal both dropping valuable points.
The stats don’t make for great reading ahead of Everton vs Chelsea on Saturday, with the Blues losing this fixtures 2-0 last season and have failed to score in their last three meetings with the Toffees.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed (via Chelsea FC official) in the usual pre-match press-conference that midweek goalscorer Tammy Abraham is set to play amid concerns regarding his previous injury. As for Antonio Rudiger, “tomorrow comes too soon but he’s had a great week and he’s on the verge,” revealed Lampard.
When it comes to the predicted Chelsea line up vs Everton, does a turnover in less than three days between games mean changes? It could be that Mateo Kovacic is rested in-place of Jorginho, who sat on the bench midweek for 90 minutes, while Callum Hudson-Odoi could be given a start on the left in-place of Christian Pulisic.
Christensen was favoured in-place of Tomori last time out and whether that was just a rotational change remains to be seen, CFCnet predict the Danish defender keeps his spot in the Chelsea line up vs Everton.
Predicted Chelsea line up vs Everton
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson.
Midfield: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Willian.
Attack: Tammy Abraham.