Everton predicted lineup vs Chelsea: Four changes as Allan returns in 4-3-3 setup

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Jonjoe Kenny could get his first Premier League start


Left back: Ben Godfrey

Lucas Digne had been left out of the squad for last two games after supposed fallout with Benitez. The Frenchman was expected to return for the game but Benitez revealed that he will miss the game due to illness. Godfrey will again slot into the left back role and hope to do a better job than he did against Palace.

Centre back: Michael Keane

Michael Keane has become invincible at this point. He cannot be dropped from the lineup and is one of the first names on the team sheet. His performances haven’t been outstanding but he has done the required job. There’s massive scope for improvement for the leader in defence.

Centre back: Mason Holgate

Mason Holgate won a lottery as Digne was excluded and Yerry Mina suffered another injury. The Englishman had slipped down the pecking order but now has a chance to impress Benitez and fight for his position. He and Keane may have a difficult time against the Chelsea strike force comprising of Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.

Right back: Jonjoe Kenny

With Seamus Coleman’s availability uncertain and Godfrey playing at left back, Jonjoe Kenny is likely to get his first Premier League start of the season. Kenny’s contract runs out next summer and the chances of him staying beyond this season are bleak. He could make a few sporadic appearances and bid farewell to Everton.