Chelsea haven’t had the perfect preparation heading into their first competitive game of the campaign, with transfer speculation and poor pre-season results making it hard to gauge where Thomas Tuchel’s team is at.
However, they will be coming up against an Everton side on Saturday evening that have problems of their own. Frank Lampard has had a very challenging summer, to say the least, and he will be facing his former club without a recognised striker.
The signs do point towards a Chelsea victory, but Goodison Park isn’t exactly a happy hunting ground for the Blues, who lost 1-0 in the same fixture back in May.
Press the next page as we name Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven for the game this weekend.