Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was able to rest most of his key players for the Champions League group match against Krasnodar on Tuesday so he should have a fresh squad for the trip to Goodison Park this weekend.
Everton go into the game in a poor run of form, having won just once in their last seven matches, with Carlo Ancelotti’s men drawing at Turf Moor versus Burnley last time out.
In regards to injuries, Chelsea will be without both Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who have sustained hamstring injuries. The pair are expected to be out for at least two weeks.
The Toffees have fitness doubts over captain Seamus Coleman (hamstring) and goalkeeper Robin Olsen (knock) while Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh), Lucas Digne (ankle) and Fabian Delph (hamstring) have all been ruled out.
The bookies have made Chelsea the favourites with Betfred pricing them at 4/5 for the win. A draw is 3/1 with 888 Sport while a victory for Everton is 7/2 at Bet 365.
Predicted Score – 3-1 to Chelsea