Chelsea will host Everton tonight at Stamford Bridge as the Blues look to increase their seven point lead over Manchester City.
Chelsea has not lost a game at home to Everton in over 20 years and will hope to continue that record tonight.
Diego Costa will be missing as he completes his three-match ban, but Spanish international Cesc Fabregas is fit and will return to the team, while all are expecting new signing Juan Cuadrado to make his debut in front of the Chelsea faithful.
Thibaut Courtois has looked a little off in his recent performances against Aston Villa and Manchester City, yet has not done enough wrong to be warranted being dropped as the Blues starter.
Gary Cahill returned to the starting XI against Aston Villa, yet we cannot help thinking that the performance French international Kurt Zouma put in against Manchester City was enough for us to give the youngster the start. Chelsea will have to deal with the physical threat of Romelu Lukaku with leads us to give Zouma the nod over Cahill.
Branislav Ivanovic proves how valuable he is week-in-week-out and his winner against Villa shows just how valuable he is at both ends of the pitch.Meanwhile Filipe Luis is knocking on the door to take Cesar Azpilicueta’s place yet we pick the Spaniard to retain his start ahead of the Brazilian.
Nemanja Matic will be given the job of handling Ross Barkley should Roberto Martinez start the Englishman, while partnering Cesc Fabregas who will be given the job of controlling Chelsea’s passing game and attack build up.
Didier Drogba had a rather dull game at the weekend which makes us think Mourinho will this time give Loic Remy the start while Diego Costa completes his suspension.
Following last week’s win Mourinho voiced his concern about the fitness of Willian and with the Everton gaming so soon after he hinted at giving Cuadrado the start.
Eden Hazard is the man we think will cause the Everton defence no end of headaches, and we will not be surprised to see him awarded a penalty in this match as the Toffee’s defenders get fed up of him beating them.