EVE vs CHE Dream11: Everton will be looking to move out of the relegation zone when they play Chelsea in the Premier League at Goodison Park, on Saturday evening.
The Toffees soon sacked Marco Silva following a 5-2 humiliation in the 234th Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Anfield. Former player Duncan Ferguson has been appointed on an interim basis and will manage the club against Chelsea this weekend.
Silva's removal was no surprise and was not due to the heavy defeat against the neighbours. The rumours have been mongering about his possible sacking long before the final whistle came at Anfield, and entirely down to Everton winning just four times in 14 league games prior to the visit across the Stanley Park.
Though it may seem a bit preposterous, in the current context Everton are in the relegation zone and need the result to haul themselves out of the dreaded pit. The Toffees are 18th on the points table and have lost the last three league games.
Chelsea, on the other and, arrested their own little skid with a close 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the last game. That was only the third win for Frank Lampard team in 8 games in all competitions and ended a two-game losing streak in the league. The Blues stayed fourth on the table as a result.
Competition: Premier League
Match Venue: Goodison Park
Match Timing: Thursday, December 07, @06:00 PM
Richarlison: Certainly the most talented player in Everton‘s roster these days. The Brazil international has been in good scoring touch, finding the back of the net in the last two games. Goals- 5
Bernard: Marco Silva kept rining changes to his playing 11 in the last few weeks with Everton in a bid to find the winning combo. Bernard was the victim of that experimentation despite been consistent in his performances. He could get a start here. Goals- 2
More from Everton: Lucas Digne, Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi
Tammy Abraham: Chelsea's young team's leader. He has taken the whole league by storm. He has racked up 11 goals in the league so far and looks all more impressive considering he has slowed down a bit in the last few weeks.
Mason Mount: Like Abraham, he has been the find of the season for Chelsea. He is the joint-second best scorer for Chelsea this season with 5 league goals.
Jorginho can pick a pass or two from the midfield, while N'Golo Kante is just undroppable.
Dream11 Grand League: N'Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic, Richarlison, Lucas Digne
Dream11 Small League: N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Richarlison, Lucas Digne, Mateo Kovacic
Everton team news: Seamus Coleman is still a major doubt for the home clash against Chelsea due to rib issues, while Fabian Delph has been ruled out for the fifth straight game due to a hamstring injury. Andre Gomez is a long-term injury absentee as are Cuco Martina and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
Centre-back Yerry Mina is a major doubt after picking up an injury during the Anfield clash. He will be evaluated before the game.
Djibril Sidibe had a shocker against Liverpool and was substituted at half-time. He is expected to be on the bench with Mason Holgate filling in at right-back.
Chelsea team news: For Chelsea, Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains out at this moment. Tammy Abraham seems to be back to full fitness after getting a goal against Aston Villa last time around.
Midfielder Ross Barkley is expected to recover from an illness which forced him to miss the game against Villa, while Antonio Rudiger is still a few days away from returning.
Everton: Jordan Pickford (GK), Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne, Morgan Schneiderlin, Tom Davies, Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison
Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK), Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Willian, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham
Defenders: Zouma, Emerson, Digne, Holgate
Midfielders: Bernard, Richarlison (VC), Kante, Jorginho, Mount
Attackers: Tammy Abraham (C)
The form and everything indicate towards a win for Chelsea here.