Team News: Chelsea without two first-team stars for Everton clash at Stamford Bridge


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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hopes to have Cesc Fabregas and Kurt Zouma available for selection after the international break.

Fabregas, who failed to make Spain’s squad for their game against England, has been suffering with a muscular injury while Zouma (knee) has not featured this season, but both returned to training this week.

Captain John Terry is pushing for his first league start in nearly two months in the late kick-off against Everton on Saturday following an ankle injury.

Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has recovered from a foot injury ahead of the Toffees’ trip to Stamford Bridge, but defender Leighton Baines and midfielder James McCarthy remain unavailable due to hamstring problems.

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