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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Everton - Premier League

Tom Gott
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The Frank Lampard derby has been scheduled for Sunday as his Everton side host Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Now led by Thomas Tuchel, the Blues are looking to secure third place in the Premier League and would have been a step closer to doing so had they made their dominance count in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Chelsea still have a comfortable lead in the top-four race, but three points here would go a long way to easing any quiet fears, and a victory would also deal a massive blow to Lampard's hopes of survival.

Here's how Tuchel could set up.


Chelsea predicted lineup vs Everton (3-4-2-1)

Marcos Alonso
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Edouard Mendy (GK) - Has struggled to put together a run of consecutive clean sheets recently and is starting from scratch again after being beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) - So much more comfortable as a central defender these days. Doesn't have the legs out wide.

Trevoh Chalobah (CB) - Pushed back into exile recently for whatever reason, Chalobah should start here. Andreas Christensen has been unwell and Thiago Silva's legs will be crying out for a rest.

Antonio Rudiger (CB) - Still cheered on by the Stamford Bridge faithful despite his imminent departure.

Reece James (RM) - This guy's pretty good. Tormented United earlier this week and is creeping towards his best form again.

N'Golo Kante (CM) - Probably needs a rest but is unlikely to get one here.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (CM) - With Mateo Kovacic unfit, Chelsea need a bit more oomph from their midfield and Loftus-Cheek is the man for the job.

Marcos Alonso (LM) - Ben Chilwell is due to train with the academy in the near future, but Alonso is still the only left-back available.

Mason Mount (AM) - A permanent fixture of the squad when fit, Mount's energy and movement are infectious.

Christian Pulisic (AM) - Timo Werner has struggled in the last few games and could be replaced by Pulisic, who bagged the winner against West Ham.

Kai Havertz (ST) - Not his finest day against United but the fact that he got into so many good positions should earn him the chance to redeem himself.


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