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Chelsea vs. Everton, Premier League: You're the manager, pick the starting lineup

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Guus Hiddink will address the media in a few short hours in his customary pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's Everton match, but he will probably reveal no surprises as far as injuries are concerned.  Only Falcao and Eden Hazard should continue to be unavailable.  There had been some talk immediately after the injury that Hazard could be back for this match, but the narrative recently shifted to a more conservative estimate and more careful treatment.  The target for Hazard's return now seems to be next weekend's Arsenal match.

But, everybody else is available.  And also tired; at least those who had already pulled double-duty this week thanks to Hiddink's lack of rotation.  Half-time substitutes Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kenedy, against Scunthorpe United and West Bromwich Albion, respectively, performed well enough to perhaps earn more minutes.  But tomorrow's match is, on paper at least, the toughest task this week.  The difficulty ramps up as our fitness dwindles, and that's on the manager.

But, it is what it is.  The result is the result, as Guus said.  The fitness is the fitness and the schedule is the schedule.  The inconsistent season is the inconsistent season.  Which Chelsea will show up on Saturday?  Who knows.

I bet if we went with your lineup, we'd win for sure.

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