Chelsea expected line up to face Everton – Tammy Abraham delivers boost
Chelsea travel to Everton to face the relegation battlers at Goodison Park in today’s lunchtime kick off in the Premier League.
The Toffees sacked Marco Silva this week, with Duncan Ferguson set to lead them out this afternoon.
The Blues players won’t be too fresh, having faced Aston Villa in midweek, coming out on top 2-1.
Jorginho was rested for that match, so will resume in the heart of midfield alongside N’Golo Kante and potentially Mason Mount.
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Willian and Christian Pulisic both started against Villa but were subbed off to keep them sharp.
But Chelsea’s main concern is Tammy Abraham, who hobbled off on Wednesday looking to be in serious pain.
However, Lampard has confirmed the England striker should be fit to start having been rested since Wednesday.
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“Tammy Abraham is good," Lampard said on Friday.
“He hasn’t done much in between games. We will make sure of that in the morning but at the moment we’re good.”
Centre-back Antonio Rudiger isn’t quite in shape to return just yet, but the Germany defender is back in training, Lampard says.
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“Toni has had a really good week of training. We have had to get him some sort of match fitness which he has gone through this week.
“Tomorrow comes too soon but he’s had a great week and he’s on the verge.”
Chelsea predicted XI (4-3-3): Kepa, James, Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic
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