Newcastle welcome back Daryl Janmaat from suspension, may also have Moussa Sissoko available again following injury, and could give Florian Thauvin his first Premier League start after he impressed in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Northampton.
While Lescott was largely criticised by Evertonians for the manner of his departure, a return of two league titles, and FA Cup, a League Cup and Champions League experience would suggest his move to City – who visit Goodison on Sunday afternoon – was justified.
“I am not happy with Ivanovic’s form, Cahill’s, Terry’s, Azpilicueta’s, Fabregas’s, Matic’s – but the first thing is I am not happy with my own form”. I’m not happy with the results. This is the start of everything.
Montero has been in superb form in the opening two matches of the season, giving Chelsea full-back Branislav Ivanovic a torrid time in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge and impressing again in the 2-0 victory over Newcastle in which his marker Daryl Janmaat was sent off for some rash...
The Portuguese has become famed for his tactical nuance both on and off the field, and sealing the signing of Pedro from under the noses of Manchester United could prove to be one of his biggest victories as Chelsea boss.
The 28-year-old Spaniard who links up with former Barcelona teammate, Cesc Fabregas at the Stamford Bridge after a botched deal with English giants, Manchester United, was formally introduced on Thursday.