Chelsea take on Everton in a clash where Frank Lampard faces another one of his former coaches in Carlo Ancelotti on Saturday.
Chelsea will look to reclaim at least a temporary top spot in the Premier League as they travel to Everton on Saturday. Frank Lampard’s Blues face former club manager Carlo Ancelotti’s side as they look to make it 13 matches without defeat in all competitions, on the trot. A Premier League classic is likely to entertain at the Goodison Park.
The west Londoners have only two absentees for the fixture, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech, who are both recovering from hamstring injuries and will be available later this month. With Kepa Arrizabalaga having been used in the Champions League, Edouard Mendy will get the nod in goal during league action on Saturday.
Mendy has looked incredible since arriving from France and is proving a tough nut to crack. A part of the credit also needs to go to the high-flying central defenders in Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma who have been solid together. They will start once again in the heart of the backline against a side who many fancy will achieve great things this season.
A strong backline has given Ben Chilwell and Reece James the liberty to deliver in the attack. The fullbacks have surely not let down at the back and are showing just how good they are. The English duo will start as well, hoping to make a mark against the Toffees who certainly have the potential to cause harm down the flanks in more than one way.
N’Golo Kante will be the defensive midfielder having regained Lampard’s faith in recent months. The Frenchman will be joined by Mateo Kovacic in a double pivot and will be crucial in keeping Everton’s attacking midfielders at bay. Mason Mount could make way for Kai Havertz, but another start for a seemingly indispensable Blue is surely on the cards.
Timo Werner usually does well next to a second striker and after a very poor display last weekend versus Leeds United, the onus will be on him to deliver. The German will start as the right winger next to in-form Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic will make his long-awaited return on the left-wing.
Can Chelsea thwart Everton on their own patch and impose a fourth straight winless result upon them on home turf?