Chelsea FC make the trip to Merseyside to face Everton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Blues ended their two-match losing league streak against Aston Villa in midweek and they now have the chance to build another winning run to stay clear of the competition for the fourth Champions League spot.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will definitely feature in goal. The defence may witness the solitary change with Kurt Zouma being replaced by Fikayo Tomori as part of a rotation policy for the festive schedule. Tomori is likely to partner Andreas Christensen in the central defence with Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta in the full-back spots.
In the midfield, Jorginho will definitely return to the lineup after featuring in a cameo appearance in midweek. Mateo Kovacic will most certainly drop to the bench for this game, meaning that N’Golo Kante will partner the Italy international.
Further forward, Mason Mount’s position had been under scrutiny in the past few weeks but his winning volley against the Villains has certainly sealed his starting place.
Similarly, Christian Pulisic and Willian should keep their spots for the moment but Lampard would no doubt rest one of the duo at some point of time.
Tammy Abraham will definitely start upfront. The forward suffered a minor knee knock against the Villains but he has recovered in time for the Toffees clash.