Billy Gilmour retains his place in the side following his impressive showing in the FA Cup win over Liverpool and with Jorginho suspended and Mateo Kovacic injured, the 18-year and Ross Barkley are joined in midfield by Mason Mount.
Kepa Arrizabalaga also keeps his place having returned to the starting line-up midweek and the defence is unchanged.Olivier Giroud continues to lead the attack, supported by Pedro and Willian. The Brazilian has recovered from the injury he suffered against Liverpool so the forward line is also unchanged. Eighteen-year-old Academy striker Armando Broja is new to the bench.
Everton make three changes from their draw against Man United, with Lucas Digne, Djibril Sidibe and Bernard coming in.
Chelsea Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso; Barkley, Gilmour, Mount; Willian, Giroud, Pedro.
Subs Caballero, Tomori, James, Christensen, Anjorin, Broja, Batshuayi.
Everton Pickford; Digne, Keane, Holgate, Sidibe; Bernard, Davies, Gomes, Sigurdsson (c); Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Subs Steckelenburg, Mina, Baines, Gordon, Iwobi, Walcott, Kean.
The referee is Kevin Friend
Chelsea are unbeaten in 24 home Premier League games against Everton with the Blues winning six of the last eight matches at Stamford Bridge.The Toffees run of 24 games without a win is their longest away at another club in the Premier League. Only against Leeds (35) have had a longer away run without a win in top-flight history.The last occasion Everton came away from the Bridge with a league win was in November 1994, when Glenn Hoddle was in charge of Chelsea, on the day the new Matthew Harding Stand was opened for the first time. Paul Rideout notched the only goal for the Toffees who were in the bottom three at the time.Only one team has ever had a longer winless away run against an opponent in Premier League history than Everton’s current 24 against Chelsea – Tottenham went 25 away games without a win at Stamford Bridge between 1993 and 2016.Everton are seeking a first league double against Chelsea since 1978/79.We have also scored more goals against the Toffees than any other side - 286
Chelsea are aiming to win consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since November 2019.
The Blues are looking to keep four consecutive home league clean sheets against Everton for the first time since February 1935.
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