Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) vs Everton, Giroud and Pulisic start
Chelsea are scheduled to face Everton on the road in tonight's Premier League clash. The Blues are unbeaten in nine league games and they can temporarily go top of the table with a win at Goodison Park.
Edouard Mendy has established himself as the number one goalkeeper since his arrival from Rennes in the summer. He is expected to start between the sticks tonight.
At the back, Frank Lampard is unlikely to make any changes from the previous matchday. Reece James and Ben Chilwell will retain their spots in the right and left-back positions respectively while Kurt Zouma should partner Thiago Silva at the heart of the defence.
N'Golo Kante has been ever-present for the Blues in the centre of the park this term after overcoming his injury woes from last season. The Frenchman is expected to start in the defensive midfield role and he could be partnered by Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.
In the attack, we are fancying Christian Pulisic to return to the starting lineup in the league for the first time since October. The USA international should feature on the right wing with Timo Werner on the opposite flank. Olivier Giroud, who has bagged five goals in his previous two appearances, will most certainly start ahead of Tammy Abraham upfront.
Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3): Edouard Mendy; Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell; Kai Havertz, N'Golo Kante, Mason Mount; Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner