Chelsea travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Saturday night as they look to extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches in all competitions.
In that run Frank Lampard’s side have won eight of their last 10 matches which has seen them progress to the the next stage of the Champions League and move up to third in the Premier League table.
In their last domestic outing, the Blues came from behind to beat Leeds United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, leaving them two points behind the top-two of Liverpool and Tottenham.
In the most congested of seasons, the match on Merseyside against former boss, Carlo Ancelotti, marks the start of what is an extremely busy period for the Premier League sides.
Between now and the end of December, there are five league matches to play at a rate of one every four days.
So with a talented squad at his disposal and games coming thick and fast, it will be interesting to see which players Lampard will pick to try and extend his team’s impressive run of form?
Here we predict the Chelsea starting XI to take on Everton at Goodison Park…
After Kepa Arrizabalaga got an opportunity in the Champions League draw against Krasnodar, Lampard’s first-choice Edouard Mendy will return in goal. The Senegal has been impressive for the Blues since signing from Rennes. What was previously a suspect backline has visibly improved with the arrival of Mendy who has conceded just four times in 13 matches for the club, keeping nine clean sheets in the process. All successful teams have a consistent goalkeeper, and Chelsea seem to have found one in the imposing 28-year-old.