Defending Chelsea FC take on Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, 12th September in a crucial game week 5 encounter. Chelsea will miss the services of star goalkeeper as confirmed by Jose Mourinho in his pre-match press conference.

This will be a crucial encounter for the Blues as they are currently struggling at the bottom half of the table. They have so far acquired four points from four matches.

Here is the predicted lineup of Chelsea against Everton for the vital game:

Goalkeeper

Asmir Begovic who had joined Chelsea this season from Stoke City after Petr Cech left will start in this game Thibaut Courtois is out with an injury. Begovic who has immense Premier League experience under his belt is likely to provide assurance to Jose Mourinho under the Chelsea goal post.

Defender

Chelsea’s biggest problem this season so far has been their backline which underperformed heavily. Chelsea has already conceded nine goals already in four matches. Joh Terry has been out the form, but he will make a comeback after sitting out in the last game due to suspension. Gary Cahill is likely to start alongside the English talisman. Jose Mourinho might opt to place Branislav Ivanovic out due to a sudden dip in his form. Cesar Azpilicueta will play as a right full-back if Ivanovic is dropped. Baba Rahman will make his Premier League debut in the left-back position.

Midfield

The midfield is likely to remain unchanged even though Chelsea lost against Crystal Palace in the last game week. Cesc Fabregas will accompany Nemanja Matic in the central midfield zone. Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian will be fielded in the attacking midfield roles. Oscar, as confirmed by Mourinho, is yet to recover from his injury and will be out of action for yet another week.

Striker

Diego Costa will definitely start upfront as Chelsea have no other option. Last match’s scorer Radamel Falcao is likely to be used as an impact substitute in the second half as and when required.

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