Fourth-placed Chelsea tackle fifth-position Everton at Stamford Bridge on Monday in a possible Champions League qualification conflict, with kick-off at 6pm.
German supervisor Thomas Tuchel has were given The Blues rocking since he changed Frank Lampard in January, having best conceded two targets in 8 Premier League fits – with 5 wins, no losses and a 1-Zero first-leg UCL victory over Atletico Madrid as well.
The run of shape has observed Chelsea climb into the top-four, despite the fact that they nonetheless stay six issues in the back of third-placed Leicester.
This night’s recreation in hand approach they might scale back that via part and, most significantly, build up the space to their 5th positioned warring parties to 4 issues.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton constitute stiff opposition, regardless that, with 3 wins in 3 of their very own to turn for a excellent run of performances, together with a at ease 2-Zero victory over native competitors Liverpool at Anfield.
Within the two aspects’ earlier assembly this season in December, Everton ran out 1-Zero winners because of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s penalty.
Most effective skilled defender Thiago Silva and younger striker Tammy Abraham are anticipated to be sidelined, which means Tuchel has nearly a complete supplement of choices to pick out from.
Opposite to this, The Toffees will probably be diminished by the use of Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and long-term absentee Jean-Philippe Gbamin, whilst James Rodriguez, Tom Davies and Seamus Coleman are doubts. On the other hand, Brazilian bulldog-esque midfielder Allan boosts the ranks along with his coming near near go back to the crew.
Whilst it’s unattainable to inform precisely how they’ll arrange, the 2 aspects may just glance one thing like this…
CHE XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic; Werner
EVE XI: Pickford; Holgate, Godfrey, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Allan, Gomes; Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin