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Chelsea's predicted lineup against Everton with Jorginho, Kovacic & Willian all out
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Chelsea's predicted lineup against Everton with Jorginho, Kovacic & Willian all out

Chelsea will host Everton at Stamford Bridge in a key English Premier League match on Sunday afternoon. 

Frank Lampard might be without nine first-team players when Carlo Ancelotti and company come visiting and has a selection headache ahead of the match. 

The 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup in midweek came at a cost, as Mateo Kovacic and Willian added their names to the injury list. 

The two join N'Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Andreas Christensen on the medical bed, while Jorginho will also miss out as he serves his two-match suspension. 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek does not have match fitness having just returned from a long injury lay-off, and the match might come too soon for him. 

That leaves Lampard with some tough decisions to make especially in the middle of the park, where he will be without three of his first-choice midfielders. 

How will he lineup in the absence of his key players?

Kepa Arrizabalaga did enough against Liverpool to convince his manager that he can be depended on once again and looks set to continue in goal ahead of Everton's visit. 

A three-man defense of Azpilicueta, Rudiger, and Zouma, with James and Alonso operating as wing-backs. 

Ross Barkley and Billy Gilmour, who impressed against Liverpool, will man the midfield, while Pedro and Mount will support Giroud from the wings. 

Chelsea's predicted lineup: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Gilmour, Barkley, Alonso; Pedro, Giroud, Mount.