Chelsea v Everton: Blues stars to return but Loftus-Cheek is a doubt, Toffees star could miss out

Alvaro Morata, Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante are expected to start for Chelsea in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Everton.

Morata, Alonso, Luiz and Rudiger were rested from the trip to Belarus, staying in London, while Kante was an unused substitute after receiving a late call-up due to Cesc Fabregas’ illness.

Fabregas is a doubt for the Toffees game, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek may not feature after a back complaint which boss Maurizio Sarri described as minor.

Provisional squad: Kepa, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Kovacic, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Morata, Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu, Bulka.

Everton forward Richarlison is a doubt for the game at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazil international, who rolled his ankle early in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Brighton but played the full duration and scored twice, will be assessed ahead of the match.

With on-loan defender Kurt Zouma ineligible against his parent club, there could be a first Toffees start for fellow summer signing Yerry Mina. Phil Jagielka and James McCarthy are available, while Jonjoe Kenny is another doubt.

Provisional squad: Pickford, Stekelenburg, Holgate, Baines, Keane, Jagielka, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Gomes, McCarthy, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Bernard, Richarlison, Lookman, Tosun, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin.

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