Confirmed lineup Chelsea vs Everton: No Lukaku and Timo Werner

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has made only two changes to his team that defeated Leeds United last time out, with Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic making the starting team.

Chelsea starting XI (3-4-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso; Ziyech, Pulisic, Mount

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Christensen, Sarr, Kante, Saul, Barkley

Everton starting XI (4-4-2) Pickford; Kenny, Keane (c), Godfrey, Branthwaite, Holgate; Doucoure, Gomes; Iwobi, Simms, Gordon

Subs: Begovic, Lonergan, Coleman, Allan, Gbamin, Onyango, Dobbin

Kai Havertz, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are missing from this squad, and it could be connected to the Covid-19 cases that were reported in the Chelsea team.

The Chelsea bench looks short of options, but the positive thing is that injured duo N’Golo Kante and Trevoh Chalobah are back in the team.

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