However, it was ultimately decided that conditions were unsuitable and the match was called off shortly before the scheduled 7:45pm kick-off.
A new date for the clash has yet to be announced.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United.
Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has joined Chelsea from Roma on a five-year contract.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after a record-breaking career at Manchester United.