As far as Chelsea are concerned, this season will be their first in the post-Roman Abramovich era. Following the war in Ukraine, the Russian was sanctioned by the UK government which led to him being forced to sell the club. Both sides are still active in the transfer market and expected to bring in more players before the window closes at the end of this month.
The two sides met each other at the same venue in the latter half of last season. Everton stunned Chelsea 1-0 and were given a major boost in their race to fight relegation.
E Mendy, K Kouibaly, M Keane, R James, D Ali, D Gray, D McNeil, M Mount (VC), K Havertz, A Gordon, R Sterling (C)
Everton predicted playing XI:
Pickford (GK), Godfrey, Mina, Tarkowski, Patterson, Doucoure, Allan, Mykolenko, Gordon, Gray, McNeil
Chelsea predicted playing XI:
Mendy (GK), Azpilicueta, T.Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Sterling