Chelsea v Everton: Blues’ strongest Starting XI predicted

Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as they look to build on their win over Tottenham.

The Blues beat Spurs 2-1 at Wembley last weekend, thanks to a terrific brace from full-back Marcos Alonso.

Antonio Conte is now looking for his first home win of the season, having lost 3-2 to Burnley on the opening day.

Here is how we expect Chelsea to line-up against Ronald Koeman’s side…

Thibaut Courtois: GK

Made some top saves against Tottenham and could do nothing to prevent Batshuayi’s own goal.

Victor Moses: RWB

Bombed up and down the right side, as always, last week and deserves to start.

Cesar Azpilicueta: RCB

Mr. Consistent.

David Luiz: CB

Produced a dominant display at the back and handled Harry Kane extremely well.

Andreas Christensen: LCB

Is getting his first chance to impress in the first-team and needs to keep performing to keep his place in the side.

Marcos Alonso: LWB

Man of the match last week and one of the best left-sided defenders in the league without a doubt.

N’Golo Kante: CM

Is his position in doubt?

Tiemoue Bakayoko: CM

Bakayoko had a mixed debut last week, giving away some needless fouls, but he did look promising in spells. Expect him to start.

Pedro: RW

Expect Pedro to come back into the side. He’s a born winner and a crucial cog in the machine.

Alvaro Morata: ST

Struggled at times against Tottenham but was still trying to stretch the game and create space. He could have more luck against Everton’s defence.

Willian: LW

Willian has had a strong start to the season and looks to be getting back to his best.

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Jamie Redknapp is confident Tiemoue Bakayoko will only get better as the Chelsea signing gets more Premier League football under his belt.

The French midfielder was rushed into the Blues team last weekend for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Antonio Conte was without suspended Cesc Fabregas for the London derby, while the defending champions made the surprise decision to sell Nemanja Matic to title rivals Manchester United.

The Blues signed Bakayoko in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco last month but the defensive midfielder wasn’t fully fit due to a knee operation earlier this summer.

However, the 23-year-old made a return to competitive action at Wembley on Sunday and the Frenchman acquitted himself well in a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp was impressed with Bakayoko’s potential following the summer signing’s promising debut.

“Bakayoko is a midfield powerhouse,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “Chelsea have a good player here. He is 23 and in a few years, he will only get better.”

Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after finishing seven points clear of their closest title rivals Tottenham in Conte’s first season.

The Italian coach has also signed Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in the summer transfer window so far.

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