Though the early League Cup exit will hurt, Stamford Bridge outfit Chelsea will be happy with their performance in the Premier League recently. After losing back to back games against Arsenal and Liverpool, Antonio Conte’s side have now won each of their 4 previous games, without conceding a goal, this has helped themselves to a place in the top-4, just a point off the top of the table. The manager has finally been able to settle into a comfortable lineup and the team looks a lot stronger and smarter as a whole compared to the start of the season. They are an inform side in the competition but face a tricky game at home against Everton. Ronald Koeman has got the Merseyside outfit play some good football and it will be a game where Chelsea have to be at their best to take all three points.
Here is the predicted lineup that Conte might field for this game:
Kurt Zouma and Van Ginkel are both back in training but are not fit enough to start this game while Cesc Fabregas will also miss this game nursing the injury he picked up before the game against Leicester City.
The Belgian is among the best keepers in the Premier League at the moment and will start this game in between the sticks for Chelsea.
One of the most consistent performers for Chelsea for a while now, Azpilicueta will keep his place in the side as a part of the back-3 for Chelsea.
Showing some serious form in this new position, the Brazilian has been superb recently for the Blues and should start this game on the night.
Rejuvenated in a completely different player under Conte, Cahill is close to his previous best and will play a huge role for the side for this game.
Making the wing-back spot his with some decent performances, Moses will have to continue his good work on the flank in this game against Everton.
The Serbian has found some form recently and has been superb in the last two games for the side. He should start this game at the Bridge.
N Golo Kante:
The midfield enforcer for Chelsea, Kante will yet again have to stay strong in the midfield and dominate the game to give Everton no chance on the night in London.
The Italian has now cemented a place in the starting XI in the left wing-back position and will keep his place in the side for this weekend.
Though Willian is back fit, Pedro has been effective in the last couple of games for Chelsea and there is no reason for Conte to tinker with the winning combination.
The man of the match for Chelsea in the last two games, Hazard is their best players this season alongside Costa and should start this game against Everton.
The top scorer in the league at the moment, Costa will be the biggest threat in front of goal for Everton who will have to stop him to take anything from this game.