Hazard benched, Bakayoko and Morata start in probable Chelsea 3-4-2-1 line-up vs Everton

Chelsea will be aiming to secure their first home league win when they welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Blues were defeated at home in their opening game against Burnley, in a match which also saw Captain Gary Cahill and Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas giving marching orders. They, however, bounced back with an impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham at the Wembley last weekend.

They face another test of their title credentials against Everton who have made an encouraging start this season. The Toffees were unbeaten in their matches against Stoke City and Manchester City, winning the first and taking a point at the Etihad Stadium.

Wayne Rooney was on target in both matches and the former Manchester United star, who announced his retirement from international football this week, could cause some problems for Chelsea defence.

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Antonio Conte welcomes back Fabregas into the fold while Cahill is still not available as he sits out the second of a three-match ban.

Tiemoue Bakayoko could get the nod to start again following his brilliant performance in his Premier League debut against Tottenham playing the whole match. David Liuz will return to the defence following the availability of Fabregas. Pedro could reclaim his start place after coming off the bench to provide the assist for Alonso’s winning goal.

Conte used a 3-5-2 formation against Tottenham but the Italian boss could decide to revert to his 3-4-3 for the Everton match.

Chelsea Probable XI (3-4-3):

Courtois; Rudiger, Liuz, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Bakayoko, Kante, Moses; Pedro, Morata, Willian

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