Chelsea confirmed line-up v Everton: Attacker axed
By Matt Bullin
Antonio Conte has named one Chelsea change to the side who face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Pedro comes into the side in place of 29-year-old Cesc Fabregas who started last time out in one of the three attacker slots.
Conte’s side beat Southampton 4-2, as goals from Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill and a Diego Costa brace handed them all three points.
A win for Chelsea at Goodison will take them seven points clear of the chasing Tottenham, who face Arsenal later on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile a win for Everton will see them move above the Gunners in the table, at least momentarily.
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The club announced the team via their official Twitter account ahead of the 2.05pm kick off.
Chelsea team today: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. #EVECHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 30, 2017
Thibaut Courtois continues between the sticks, as Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill fill the back-three in front of him.
Victor Moses and Marcus Alonso occupy the wing-back roles, while Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante sit in the middle of the park.
Diego Costa continues up top after finding his form last week with a brace, and Pedro comes in for Fabregas.
Chelsea’s Belgian magician, Eden Hazard, also of course retains his spot – the 26-year-old has 15 goals in the Premier League this term.
In other Chelsea news, Stan Collymore gave his prediction on the clash at Goodison.