[Teams] Everton vs Chelsea: Confirmed line-ups from Goodison Park

By on March 17, 2019

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Chelsea will be looking to close-in on the top four with a win over Everton at Goodison Park this afternoon. 

Maurizio Sarri has recalled Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz in defence as they replace Davide Zappacosta and Andreas Christensen in the back four. Antonio Rudiger keeps his place in the middle of defence while Marcos Alonso retains the left-back spot ahead of Emerson Palmeiri following his excellent display against Dynamo Kiev.

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Jorginho starts alongside N’Golo Kante in midfield while Ross Barkley is also recalled with Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the bench. Eden Hazard is recalled after being rested for the Europa League win in midweek as Willian drops out.

Olivier Giroud will feel unfortunate to find himself dropped to the bench after scoring a hat-trick on Thursday night as Gonzalo Higuain comes back in up front following illness. Pedro also comes back in to the Chelsea side with Callum Hudson-Odoi making way despite his superb performance last time out.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Everton

Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Andre Gomes, Gueye, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin

Subs: Baines, Walcott, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Stekelenburg, Davies, Lookman

Chelsea

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard

Subs: Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Christensen

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