Eden Hazard set to start with Alvaro Morata to return for Everton conflict
CHELSEA return to Stamford Bridge this weekend to take on Everton – and seem to have gotten through their win at BATE Borisov to a great extent sound.
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas is the Blues’ only doubt for the Premier League clash on Sunday – he was let well enough alone for the Europa League squad due to illness– but he was not likely to be part of the starting XI.
Eden Hazard got another 60 minutes under his belt in Belarus after a back injury, and appeared to experience the ill effects of a couple of extreme difficulties amid the game .
He’s almost certain to start against the Toffees – and will likely be joined by Jorginho, who played the previous evening in lieu of Fabregas, and N’Golo Kante, who was rested.
Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta will also return to the starting line-up in front of Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal , after the entire Chelsea protection was turned yet again in Europe.
Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri – himself suffering from a fever yesterday – something to consider when picking his side for the Everton diversion subsequent to scoring the Blues’ objective in their 1-0 prevail upon BATE, but it is likely that Alvaro Morata will once again start up-front.
Willian and Pedro will once again compete for the third spot in the front three, nearby Hazard and Morata.
Meanwhile Mateo Kovacic did himself no harm in his push for a starting place on Sunday after an amazing substitute appearance the previous evening.
The Croatian faces a battle for the third berth in midfield alongside Jorginho and Kante, having not begun Chelsea’s past two Premier League matches.