Conte To Make 1 Change In 3-4-3 System: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face Everton
Chelsea will be looking to keep the pressure on at the top of the table when they face Everton on Saturday. Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick
Chelsea will be looking to keep the pressure on at the top of the Premier League when they take on Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is expected to retain his place between the sticks this weekend.
Defence: John Terry was dropped to the bench for last weekend’s impressive 2-0 win at Southampton after a disappointing run out in the League Cup defeat to West Ham last week so I expect the skipper to continue on the sidelines.
Kurt Zouma has been improving his match fitness with the under-21’s but isn’t ready to return to the first team just yet so I expect Conte will stick with the same back three that played at St Mary’s with Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill all keeping their places.
Midfield: Cesc Fabregas remains a doubt through injury but even if the Spaniard is passed fit I don’t see him starting as he’s fallen out-of-favour under Conte. Nemanja Matic is the Italian’s preferred partner for N’Golo Kante and I expect those two to marshall the midfield again this weekend.
Victor Moses has established himself on the right wing so he should keep his place in the team while Marcos Alonso should start on the left.
Attack: Willian has made two substitute appearance since he returned to the squad following the death of his mother so I think the Brazilian international will be pushing for a return to the starting eleven with Pedro the man most likely to drop out.
Eden Hazard has been in fine form of late and continued to impress with another goal against Southampton last time out so he should once again support Diego Costa in attack.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
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