Chelsea XI vs Everton: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for Premier League game today
N’Golo Kante is back in the squad for Chelsea for this evening’s Premier League clash with Everton.
Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling, however, are injured, with defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva also out.
Kante is named on the bench at Stamford Bridge and will be hoping to make his first appearance since August.
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Mount is struggling with an issue related to his pubic bone, while Sterling has a hamstring problem. Thiago has a knee injury and captain Azpilicueta is out with concussion.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Edouard Mendy continue to be out, while Armando Broja is not expected to return this season.
“Raheem has got a problem with his hamstring. It’s not too serious but he will miss the game at the weekend and he’ll miss the international trip,” said Chelsea boss Graham Potter on Friday.
“It’s the same with Mason. Mason has been struggling a little bit with his pubic bone. He wasn’t 100 per cent the last game. He is still not quite there, so he will miss the England camp as well.
“Thiago is still away, Azpi is still away.”
Christian Pulisic gets the nod in the front three, with Mykhailo Mudryk among those on the bench, while Reece James is fit to start at wing-back.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Fofana, Koulibaly, Badiashile, James, Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell, Felix, Havertz, Pulisic.
Subs: Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Mudryk, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Madueke, Cucurella.