Chelsea manager Frank Lampard would have been delighted by the performance against Liverpool on Tuesday night, but the victory in the FA Cup did not come without a price.
Mateo Kovacic and Willian both picked up Achilles injuries in the 2-0 win, making it eight players who are currently on the sidelines. Andreas Christensen is a doubt for the weekend due to a knock, while Christian Pulisic (groin), N’Golo Kante (adductor), Tammy Abraham (ankle), Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring) and Marco Van Ginkel (knee) remain out of contention.
Jorginho will also not be available with the Italian suspended after picking up his tenth yellow card of the season in the draw against Bournemouth last weekend.
The Blues will be facing an Everton side coming off the back of a draw of their own versus Manchester United. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has four fitness concerns heading into the fixture.
Lucas Digne remains a doubt due to a muscular problem, while captain Seamus Coleman (thigh), Morgan Schneiderlin (knee) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin have all been ruled out.
The bookmakers have Chelsea as the favourites with Unibet pricing them at 22/25 for the win. A draw is 3/1 with Betfred while an Everton victory is currently 17/5 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – 2-2