Chelsea welcomes Everton to Stamford Bridge for a crunch Premier League tie on Thursday.
Team news Chelsea vs Everton
It’s good news that Ben Chilwell is now doing light training at Chelsea, but he’s still ruled out for this game.
The game is likely to come too soon for N’Golo Kante and Trevoh Chalobah – despite their return to training.
Mateo Kovacic has COVID.
Everton are a sorry bunch as their team is ravaged with injuries and absentees.
Star strikers Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are both injured. Big defender Yerry Mina is also sidelined with injury.
The list gets longer, with Tom Davies and Andros Townsend also injured. Meanwhile, Allan is a big doubt with an adductor problem.
Defender Lucas Digne is suspended with a red card.
- Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 home games (h/t Whoscored).
- The Blues have not lost to Everton in their last 28 home games in all competitions.
- Everton have suffered defeat in their last 4 away games in the Premier League.
- Chelsea have only tasted defeat in one of their last 10 league games.
Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Mount, Jorginho, Alonso; Havertz, Lukaku, Werner.
Everton Predicted XI: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey; Townsend, Doucoure, Allan, Gordon; Gray; Rondon.