Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as both teams are desperate to seal European qualification this season.
Frank Lampard was managed by Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea as the Italian coach won a Premier League title and an FA Cup at Stamford Bridge and there is plenty of respect for him from the Blues faithful.
The job Ancelotti has done since he arrived at Everton in December deserves plenty of respect too as he’s lost just twice in 10 Premier League games and the Toffees have surged up the table and away from the relegation zone and into European contention.
Heading into this game just eight points separate the teams as Chelsea sit in fourth place and Everton are in 12th but can jump into the top 10 with a win.
In team news Chelsea make six changes from the team which drew at Bournemouth last weekend as Kepa Arrizabalaga returns in goal after playing well in the FA Cup win over Liverpool, while Billy Gilmour, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Willian and Ross Barkley all start.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 8, 2020
⚠️ #CHEEVE TEAM NEWS! ⚠️
3⃣ changes from #EVEMUN
↩️ Digne, Sidibé and Bernard start
COME ON YOU BLUES! 👊🔵 pic.twitter.com/1T0eVPf8Gi
— Everton (@Everton) March 8, 2020