Cole Palmer, Marc Cucurella and Armando Broja all make their first Premier League starts of the season for tonight’s fixture at Fulham.

Broja replaces the suspended Nicolas Jackson in attack. The Albanian last played from the off in November 2022, shortly before the ACL injury which ruled him out of competitive action for over nine months.

Palmer impressed on his full Chelsea debut against Brighton in the Carabao Cup and is rewarded with his first league start for the Blues. Raheem Sterling makes way, with Mykhailo Mudryk completing the front three.

Cucurella fills in for the suspended Malo Gusto at right-back. The rest of the back three is unchanged from our last league game against Aston Villa eight days ago.

Conor Gallagher, Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo comprise the midfield.

Fulham make one change from their most recent league starting XI, Harry Wilson replacing Bobby Decordova-Reid.

Chelsea: Sanchez; Cucurella, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Colwill, Gallagher (c), Caicedo, Enzo, Palmer, Broja, Mudryk.

Subs: Petrovic, Brooking, Maatsen, Gilchrist, Matos, Ugochukwu, Madueke, Sterling, Washington.

Fulham: Leno, Castagne, Diop, Ream (c), Robinson, Reed, Joao Palhinha, Andreas Pereira (Iwobi 75'), Wilson 79, Jimenez, Willian

Subs: Rodak, Bassey, Cairney, Ballo-Toure, Lukic, Rodrigo Muniz, Decordova-Reid, Iwobi, Carlos Vinicius