EFL Cup! Chelsea vs Everton Live At Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, @7:45pm
Chelsea will be hoping to carry on the winning momentum when they host an Everton team bereft of confidence and without a manager in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
Following successive league defeats to Manchester City and Crystal Palace, Antonio Conte’s side beat an in-form Watford team 4-2 at Stamford Bridge at the weekend to seemingly get themselves back on track.
In contrast, Everton’s positive start to the season has taken a drastic turn for the worse and the 5-2 loss at home to Arsenal on Sunday the final straw for the Toffees hierarchy and Ronald Koeman was sacked on Monday afternoon.
David Unsworth will take charge of the visitors on Wednesday and no doubt keen to impress against a Chelsea team who have proven to be vulnerable this season.
Conte is still without N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses, both of whom have hamstring injuries, while Danny Drinkwater remains sidelined with a calf strain.
Morgan Schneiderlin is a doubt with a knock, otherwise caretake manager David Unsworth has no fresh injury concerns aside from long-term absentees.
Chelsea predicted starting XI:
Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Kenedy; Musonda, Batshuayi, Hazard
Everton predicted starting XI:
Pickford; Keane, Jagielka, Williams; Martina, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Baines; Klaassen, Niasse