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Chelsea tackle a familiar face on Saturday night, as they wrap up the day’s English Premier League action against Everton at Goodison Park.
Carlo Ancelotti and former captain Frank Lampard will be in opposing technical areas, as the Merseysiders set out to derail the Blues’ title charge.
Lampard’s men are in fine fettle, coming into the weekend third in the EPL table and just two points shy of Tottenham and Liverpool at the summit.
Last weekend’s 3-1 win over Leeds followed up their tense derby draw with Spurs the previous week.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are ruled out by injury, depleting the Blues’ forward stocks.
Olivier Giroud won’t mind, with the veteran Frenchman on a hot streak and expected to lead the line in the north west, while Kai Havertz continues to regain his fitness following a bout of Covid-19.
The Toffees’ form has dropped right off following their blazing start to the Premier League campaign.
Ancelotti’s side start the round of fixtures in ninth, having led the early standings for several weeks.
They’re searching for the right formula, too, with wing backs Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman crocked.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, at least, remains a danger at the sharp end of the pitch as Everton look to arrest their slump.
Everton vs Chelsea: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Everton vs Chelsea: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Everton Starting XI: Jordan Pickford, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Tom Davies, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Alex Iwobi, James Rodriguez, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Probable Chelsea Starting XI: Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner.