The Blues stay unbeaten in all competitions this season underneath Maurizio Sarri however that run will probably be examined by the in-form Toffees
Maurizio Sarri can set the longest ever unbeaten run for a brand new Premier League supervisor when Chelsea host Everton on Sunday.
The Blues, undefeated of their opening eleven league video games, may go high of the desk with a win forward of the all-important Manchester derby later within the day.
The match takes place simply three days after Chelsea’s underwhelming 1-Zero victory over BATE Borisov, that includes a gruelling 3200-mile spherical journey to Belarus.
And they will be unable to afford a Europa League hangover in opposition to an Everton aspect who’re starting to seek out their ft underneath Marco Silva.
The Toffees are in effective goalscoring type, netting 11 targets and taking 4 wins from their final 5 league video games, however they haven’t gained at Stamford Bridge since 1994.
Former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, a significant success story underneath the brand new Chelsea regime, may face his former membership for the primary time since swapping Goodison Park for Stamford Bridge in January.
What the managers are saying
Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea): “The greatest state of affairs is the outcome [against BATE]. We didn’t play very properly.
“It wasn’t very easy to play a good game here. There was all the conditions to play very badly, for the cold, for the opponents, for the pitch, for everything. I think we could have done better.”
Marco Silva (Everton): “We trust in our work and the best way we’re enjoying.
“Seeing how our team is growing and getting better and getting results in the last two-and-a-half months. I accept they will be favourites but it is a big challenge for us.”
Chelsea will probably be boosted by the return of Eden Hazard, who is ready to begin within the Premier League for the primary time in three weeks.
Cesc Fabregas is a doubt for the Toffees sport, whereas Ruben Loftus-Cheek might not characteristic after a again criticism which Sarri described as minor.
Everton ahead Richarlison is a doubt for the match after rolling his ankle in final weekend’s Three-1 victory over Brighton, whereas on-loan defender Kurt Zouma is ineligible to face his guardian membership.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Morata, Hazard.
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Gomes, Gueye; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Tosun.
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