Maurizio Sarri has named his supposedly best eleven to face Everton at Stamford Bridge this afternoon after fielding his second string for the Europa League clash against BATE Borisov.
The Chelsea boss opted for Mateo Kovacic ahead of Ross Barkley, and Willian also starts ahead of Pedro. Ruben Loftus-Cheek failed to make the bench as well.
For Everton, Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma who’s on loan to the Toffees is ineligible to play, and star forward RIcharlison who was a doubt for the match has been declared fit to play.
See the line-up below:
Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Morata, Hazard.
Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Fabregas, Barkley, Pedro, Giroud.
Everton starting XI: Pickford, Coleman (c), Keane, Mina, Digne, Gomes, Gueye, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison.
Subs: Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Baines, Davies, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun.