Confirmed Chelsea v Everton lineups: Sigurdsson starts, Calvert-Lewin on the bench

Everton travel to take on Chelsea in the Premier League this afternoon.

Chelsea head into today's game having beaten Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Stamford Bridge last weekend, a perfect response having lost 3-2 to Burnley on the opening day of the season.

The Blues remain without the suspended Gary Cahill, meaning David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta will form the back three in front of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, with Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses at wing back.

The returning Cesc Fabregas partners N'Golo Kante in the heart of midfield, with Willian and Pedro supporting lone striker Alvaro Morata in attack.

Tiemoue Bakayoko drops down to the bench this afternoon, alongside Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori, Kenedy, Charly Musonda, Michy Batshuayi and backup goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Meanwhile, Everton play their third game in six days after 1-1 draws at Manchester City and Hajduk Split since Monday evening.

The Toffees have matched Chelsea up with a back three, as Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka and Michael Keane forming a defence in front of Jordan Pickford, with Mason Holgate given the nod at right wing back, and Leighton Baines at left wing back.

Tom Davies, Idrissa Gueye and new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson appear to be forming a midfield trio, supporting Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez in the final third.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is dropped to the bench despite impressing over the last week, and is joined by fellow substitutes Maarten Stekelenburg, Jonjoe Kenny, Cuco Martina, Muhamed Besic, Aaron Lennon and Ademola Lookman.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Marcos Alonso
  • César Azpilicueta
  • David Luiz
  • Antonio Rüdiger
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Victor Moses
  • Willian
  • Álvaro Morata
  • Pedro

Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori, Tiemoué Bakayoko, Kenedy, Charly Musonda, Michy Batshuayi.

Everton lineup

Starting:

  • Jordan Pickford
  • Leighton Baines
  • Mason Holgate
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Michael Keane
  • Ashley Williams
  • Tom Davies
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Sandro Ramírez
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Maarten Stekelenburg, Cuco Martina, Jonjoe Kenny, Muhamed Besic, Aaron Lennon, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman.

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