Chelsea look to build on their short unbeaten run in the English Premier League, as they push for a UEFA Champions League place with a trip Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday.

Following the disappointing but valuable point at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out, Maurizio Sarri will be hoping for a little more urgency from his side coming into this game.

However, The Blues have drawn two of their last three league outings at Goodison Park and they will undoubtedly face a stern test.

Ahead of the trip to Merseyside, we have looked at player ratings between the two sides provided by and have devised our very own combined team.

Formation: 4-3-3 (with a false-nine)

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) 6.55

Kepa Arrizabalaga has certainly brushed off his antics against Manchester City last month and has kept three clean sheets in his previous five games in all competitions.

The Spaniard currently stands third in the clean sheets table with 11, behind Manchester City’s Ederson with 13 and Liverpool’s Alisson with 16.

Right-back: Lucas Digne (Everton) 7.28

Lucas Digne arrived at Goodison Park with a good pedigree having spent his previous six seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma and Barcelona respectively. 

Renowned for his crossing ability, Digne has provided four assists through crosses this season, which is more than Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson who has two from crosses.

Centre-back: Michael Keane (Everton) 7.07

Despite Everton’s struggles this season, Michael Keane’s recent performances have earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

Keane has 39 interceptions in 28 league appearances, which is more than fellow England defender James Tarkowski, who has made 33.

Centre-back: David Luiz (Chelsea) 7.12

David Luiz has once again this season shown that his character and class has been vital to the club as they push on for a top four finish.

The talented centre-back has successfully made an average of 77 short passes per game, whereas Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk has made less with an average of 52.5 accurate short passes.

Left-back: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) 7.11

Marcos Alonso’s classy performance away to Dynamo Kiev did him the world of good following competition for his place from Emerson Palmieri. 

Whilst Luke Shaw has won a total of 53 tackles in the league this season at Manchester United, it is fewer than Alonso who has won 56.

Centre-midfield: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) 6.97

Performances have most definitely been on an uphill spiral over the past month. Despite the change to a more advanced role, N’Golo Kante seems to have finally adapted to the change.

The French engine has attempted 1736 passes in total over the span of 29 league games. Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi however has attempted less with 1593.

Centre-midifled: Idrissa Gueye (Everton) 7.09

Paris Saint-Germain were close to signing the Senegalese international in January following his transfer request but he was denied the move following Everton’s resistance. This hasn’t stopped his performances from faltering, however.

Per game, Gueye has averaged 2.1 interceptions in the league, whereas Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has only managed an average of 1.4.

Centre-midfield: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) 7.11

Gylfi Sigurdsson still remains one of the main catalysts in The Toffees side this season following important performances as of late.

The Icelandic number 10 has made a total of 51 dribbles in the league this season, which is more than Joao Moutinho who has made only 18.

Right-wing: Pedro (Chelsea) 7.02

Pedro’s run of good form has come at an important time for the club and he has been recently preferred to Willian. 

In front of goal, Pedro has attempted an average of 2.2 shots per game. On the other hand, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has averaged less with 1.4 per game. 

False-nine: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 7.73

Eden Hazard’s last-minute strike against Wolves spared The Blues blushes, and he will be hoping to be on the front foot once again on Sunday.

The Belgian magician has scored 13 league goals, making him the Blues top scorer so far this term.

Left-wing: Willian (Chelsea) 7.12

Willian has been in and out of the side of late, as a result of the performances of Pedro. The Brazilian can still prove to be important as we move into the business end of the season.

In 27 league appearances, Willian has made 66 key passes, which is more that Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha who has made 39.

By Darion Westwood