4-3-3: Strongest Chelsea XI v Everton


Chelsea play host to Everton today in a match that smells of a Chelsea win, no disrespect to the Toffees.

Chelsea have not lost at home to Everton since 1994 and they have encountered the Toffees 23 times in the Premier League within that period. Merseyside Blues might want to change those stats. So let’s hope for an upset today.

Everton sit ninth with 18 points while Chelsea are second with two points short of Manchester City’s 29.

The Blues are yet to lose a match this season, a fit that might continue against Everton unless they do everything right.

The Chelsea team most likely to be saddled with the responsibility of wrestling three points from Everton will probably remain unchanged from the last league game.

In goal we hope to see Kepa Arrizabalaga continue with his unbelievable start.

In the right and left flank, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso might be selected  to continue respectively if no sudden injury emergencies. In central defence, David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger might feature considering that both have been solid thus far.

In midfield, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ngolo Kante will likely continue to dominate. Ross Barkley might replace Kovacic has his former employer come into town.

In attack, Eden Hazard, Borges Willian and Alvaro Morata will most likely be selected over Giroud and Pedro to give the attack speed and power.Chelsea-xi-v-Everton

If Chelsea come out of this encounter unscathed, they will go top since Manchester City play later and unless Liverpool defeat Fulham City with a huge goal difference.

I however envisage a Chelsea victory.