Conte Makes 2 Changes As Duo Return: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Everton
Chelsea take on Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Chelsea will look to build on their 2-1 victory over Tottenham last weekend when they take on Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is certain to keep his place between the sticks this weekend unless he picks up a late injury.
Defence: Conte will continue to be without skipper Gary Cahill as he serves the second of his three-game ban so Antonio Rudiger should continue at the back.
Andreas Christensen was impressive against Tottenham last week but I think we might see the youngster drop back to the bench as David Luiz should return to the back three following his stint in midfield.
Cesar Azpilicueta should continue in his role on the right side of the back three after another excellent display at Wembley last weekend.
Midfield: Marcos Alonso was the hero against Spurs as he scored two superb goals to secure the win so the Spaniard is certain to continue in the left wing-back position on Sunday.
Victor Moses made his return from suspension last time out and he should keep his place on the right while Cesc Fabregas is back in contention after serving his one-match ban.
Conte tinkered with his formation to pack the midfield against Tottenham but he could revert to a more familiar 3-4-2-1 against Everton meaning one of his midfielders will drop out.
N’Golo Kante is certain to keep his place so Tiemoue Bakayoko could be the man most likely to make way as he was rushed back from a knee injury to play against Spurs so he could be given a breather, despite putting in an excellent display.
Attack: If Conte does change back to his usual formation then we should see Pedro recalled to the starting eleven while Willian is expected to keep his place in attack.
Alvaro Morata made his full debut up front last weekend and he should keep his place ahead of Michy Batshuay but Diego Costa continues to be exiled from the squad.
Eden Hazard stepped-up his recovery from a broken foot by playing for the under-23’s tonight but he isn’t ready to return to the first team just yet.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up: