Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-1-2) vs Everton, Lukaku and Werner start
Chelsea entertain Everton in the Premier League tonight. The Blues will be aiming to close the five-point gap to Manchester City at the top of the table.
Edouard Mendy has been ever-present in the Premier League when fit. The Senegal international is expected to continue between the sticks. He will be eyeing his eighth clean sheet of the campaign.
In defence, Cesar Azpilicueta could be handed a breather with Andreas Christensen. The Dane is most likely to partner Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger in the back three.
Reece James has been a consistent starter at right-back, and he has proved his worth with 10 goal contributions. Marcos Alonso bagged an assist in the 3-2 win over Leeds, but he was poor defensively.
The Spaniard could be dropped to the bench with Callum Hudson-Odoi starting at left wing-back. Meanwhile, N'Golo Kante has returned after a knee injury, but he may not be risked in the starting XI.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho are likely to continue in midfield. In attack, Mason Mount should be a confirmed starter in the number 10 role with his exceptional run of form lately.
The England international has five goal contributions from the last three league games. In front of him, Timo Werner could be partnered by Romelu Lukaku. Kai Havertz could drop to the bench.
Werner and Lukaku have excelled as a pair up front. Werner contributed to Lukaku's only goal since September against Zenit earlier this month. The Belgian will be keen to impress against his former club.
Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-1-2): Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi; Mount; Werner, Lukaku.