Wayne Rooney is not named in Everton's 18-man squad for the Premier League fixture with Chelsea at Goodison Park.
has not been named in Wayne Rooney 's 18-man squad for the Premier League fixture with Everton at Goodison Park. Chelsea
Rooney has impressed in recent weeks but the forward has failed to shake off flu ahead of the clash with the West Londoners, while
and Ashley Williams only feature on the bench for the same reason. Mason Holgate and Michael Keane come into the centre of defence, while Phil Jagielka has replaced Rooney in a midfield three alongside Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye . Morgan Schneiderlin has returned to the substitutes' bench, while Oumar Niasse makes his first appearance among the replacements after over a year out with a serious knee injury. Yannick Bolasie
As for Chelsea,
has opted to go with Antonio Conte , Willian and Pedro in attack, with Eden Hazard serving a one-match ban for five yellow cards. Alvaro Morata gets the nod over Tiemoue Bakayoko in midfield, while Cesc Fabregas is preferred to Antonio Rudiger in defence. Gary Cahill
is named on the bench for a Premier League fixture for the first time, having been included in the squad for the Callum Hudson-Odoi EFL Cup tie with Bournemouth in midweek. Everton: Pickford; Kenny, Keane, Jagielka, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies; Lennon, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin Subs: Robles, Williams, Bolasie, Ramirez, Niasse, Holgate, Baningime, Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi
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