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Youngster returns as Lampard makes 3 changes | Expected Chelsea line-up vs Everton

Chelsea take on Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime. Here is the team we expect Frank Lampard to select for the game:


Chelsea take on Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime. Here is the team we expect Frank Lampard to select for the game:

Goalkeeper: There won’t be any change in goal as Kepa Arrizabalaga is certain to keep his place with Willy Caballero once again on the bench.

Defence: However, Chelsea could freshen things up in defence with Emerson Palmeiri pushing for a recall after being benched for the 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night. Cesar Azpilicueta may be the man to make way as Reece James could keep his place at right-back after another impressive performance in midweek.

Lampard may also make another change in the middle of the back four with youngster Fikayo Tomori pushing for a recall after being rested against Villa. Andreas Christensen is the man most likely to make way so Kurt Zouma should keep his place.

Antonio Rudiger has stepped-up his training regime after recovering from a serious knee injury but this weekend’s game may come too soon while Marcos Alonso has fallen out of favour under Lampard.

Midfield: Chelsea are expected to recall Jorginho after he was named on the bench on Wednesday night. The Italian is likely to be deployed in the deep lying playmaker role at Goodison Park.

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N’Golo Kante should keep his place in the Blues midfield against Everton while Mateo Kovacic is expected to be retained following another impressive display last time out.

Mason Mount will hope he did enough to keep his place after scoring a wonderful goal against Villa but I think the youngster may find himself back on the bench for the trip to Goodison.

Ross Barkley will face a late fitness test as he looks to return from a niggling ankle injury but I think a place on the bench is the best he can hope for while Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains on the sidelines.

Attack: Tammy Abraham scored on his return to the Chelsea side after recovering from a minor hip problem so he should once again lead the line up front this weekend. Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud will have to make-do with place among the subs.

Willian put in an impressive performance in midweek so the Brazilian international is expected to keep his place ahead of Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi while Christian Pulisic should once again start on the left side of the Chelsea attack.

Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:

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