The Premier League was back after the midweek fixtures. The clash between Everton and Chelsea was an intriguing one, as the Toffees sacked Marco Silva after the huge loss in the Merseyside derby. They dropped to the relegation zone before the game. Despite several rumours on the new manager candidates, Duncan Ferguson became the caretaker manager of the team.
Chelsea had a good run in the past two months, they bounced back with a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa in the midweek. Frank Lampard transformed Chelsea into an attacking team, and they looked for a win to consolidate their Champions League qualification spot.
Ferguson abandoned the formation of Silva, he shifted the formation of the team into a 4-4-2 shape. There were limited choices for the back four, which formed by Lucas Digne, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Djibril Sidibé. For the midfielders, Gylfi Sigurðsson and Morgan Schneiderlin partnered at the centre of the pitch. Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott were the wingers. Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin started together upfront.
Lampard made some changes to his squad, they played in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Andreas Christensen was given a chance to partnered with Kurt Zouma, as Fikayo Tomori was rested on the bench. Emerson was on the bench as César Azpilicueta played as a left-back.
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