Chelsea are finally seeing their injury problems ease ahead of facing Everton – but N’Golo Kante will have to wait for his first start since suffering a knee injury last month.
The France midfielder will be on the bench for tonight’s match at Stamford Bridge, meaning Thomas Tuchel is likely to stick with the pairing of Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the centre of the park.
Romelu Lukaku could start his first Premier League game since October 16 after coming back from an ankle injury – but is still not considered fit enough to see out a whole 90 minutes.
Trevoh Chalobah is available again following a hamstring strain, but it remains to be seen if Tuchel is prepared to throw him straight back into his starting XI – especially ahead of the hectic Christmas schedule.
Chelsea are still without Mateo Kovacic, who is isolating with Covid, and Ben Chilwell who is recovering from ligament damage.
Chelsea predicted XI: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Werner.