Report: Thomas Tuchel is going to start Chelsea's 27-year-old player in PL opener against Everton

Reports suggest Raheem Sterling is guaranteed to start Chelsea’s opening Premier League fixture against Everton.

According to the Evening Standard, he is set to be part of a frontline which could also consist of Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.

The 27-year-old was seen in Chelsea colours for the first time last night, as he showed glimpses of his quality in the fixture against Charlotte.

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With it only being a couple of weeks before Thomas Tuchel will be deciding his squad for the opening weekend clash with Everton, his attacking trio may be the biggest headache he has, with the strength in depth obvious to see.

However, the Evening Standard have claimed that Sterling is one certainty to start at Goodison Park, with the club set to hand him leadership responsibilities in the attack.

Sterling will start PL opener

With Mount’s importance to the side being clear for all to see, it is likely he continues to feature after being the club’s top scorer and assister last season.

It is likely there will be one place to fight for, and a lack of central competition could see Havertz establish himself as a regular this season, with supporters seeing signs of a player ready to fulfil his potential in the second half of last campaign.

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With Armando Broja looking likely to leave the club this summer, competition for a regular starter continues to dwindle, with Michy Batshuayi seemingly not up to the desired standard.

This could push Timo Werner to an opportunity for playing central striker this season, with the left wing looking locked off and Christian Pulisic still trying to break in.

With a lack of confidence plaguing the German international’s career at Stamford Bridge so far, a position where chances will naturally fall to him could see him get off to a hot streak, with fans desperate to see the form he showed in his time in the Bundesliga.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.