Kepa Arrizabalaga returned in goal as a revived Chelsea took on Fulham in Scott Parker’s first game as Cottagers caretaker boss.
Kepa replaced Willy Caballero following his demotion to the bench in the midweek win over Tottenham for his refusal to be substituted in last Sunday’s Carabao Cup final penalty shootout loss to Manchester City.
Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, Ross Barkley and Willian also came into a Blues side showing five changes.
Parker made one change from Claudio Ranieri’s last line-up, with Ryan Sessegnon starting in place of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
Fulham XI: Sergio Rico, Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan, Chambers McDonald, Babel, Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon, Mitrovic
Subs: Ayite Vietto, Le Marchand, Christie, Seri, Zambo, Ramirez
Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen Emerson Palmieri, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Willian, Higuain Hazard.
Subs: Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud Hudson-Odoi, Luiz