Fabregas to return?
After his dismissal against Burnley and the issues in midfield that left Antonio Conte with for the fixture against Spurs, it will be interesting to see if Cesc Fabreagas comes straight back in.
Tiemoue Bakayoko had a fantastic game at Wembley, and even managed a full 90 minutes – which no-one was expecting really.
And that has left Conte with yet more decisions to make going in to the Everton match.
You’d usually expect Fabregas to come straight back in to the set up – but why fix something that isn’t broken?
That being said, David Luiz returning to the defence wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.
Gary Cahill will still be missing thanks to his red card against Burnley – so the Blues will need as many experienced heads as possible in that back line.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see David Luiz drop back in to his more natural centre-half position – accompanied by Cesar Azpilicueta and either one of Andreas Christensen or Antonio Rudiger.
Given his performance against Spurs, you’d expect it to be Christensen given the nod.
Pace up front
One thing that you have to say seems to be lacking from Everton at the moment is pace – and that’s no more apparent than in the defence.
A back three of Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams and Michael Keane started against Manchester City on Monday – all good defenders, but certainly not blessed with blistering speed.
Having beaten the Toffees 5-0 and 3-0 in their two meetings last season, Antonio Conte certainly knows how to get at Ronald Koeman’s side – and it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see pace playing a key role.
This could see Pedro possibly returning to the starting line-up alongside Willian – with Alvaro Morata still being expected to lead the line for the Blues despite competition from Michy Batshuayi.
Everton’s European hangover
One other thing to note about the Toffees will be just how tired they might be.
Ronald Koeman’s side have already played six competitive fixtures so far this season thanks to their journey through the qualifying stages of the Europa League.
Having only just played a tough fixture against Hajduk Split in Croatia on Thursday, Everton could well be worn out by the time Sunday lunchtime comes around.
The last thing to note will be the crowd – who were brilliant even in the face of a demoralising defeat last time around.
The only boos at the final whistle were directed towards a referee who was believed by many in Stamford Bridge to have had a poor game – not at any of the players.
And it’s that spirit which will be needed to be on full display again, especially if Everton set up as defensively as they did against Manchester City on Monday.