Chelsea vs Everton Predictions and Betting Tips.
The Stamford Bridge is the stage for this highly-anticipated encounter as the Blue side of London and the Blue side of Merseyside go head-to-head. Chelsea recently rose to 4th and will be looking to keep hold of that position as they go against fellow top-four challengers Everton. Read on for our tips and predictions.
Everton recorded quite a hard-fought narrow victory in the reverse match last December. A 22nd minute penalty from Sigurdsson was the decider for their 3rd win in four games against the Blues.
Fight for Champions League qualification getting heated
The Blues are currently in 4th place, one point ahead of Everton and two ahead of West Ham who both have a game in hand. As such, slip-ups from any of the parties at this point could be catastrophic and might jeopardize their hopes.
The Blues extended their unbeaten run under Tuchel on Thursday beating Liverpool at Anfield in a very fine display from the Blues. In a game where the home side had just a single shot in target, Mount’s brilliant finish into the bottom corner was the deciding factor.
Everton, on the other hand, did very well not to drop points during the week as they ground out a win away at relegation-threatened West Brom. Richarlison’s sixth goal in six games was the difference in this one as the Toffees boost their European hopes.
Chelsea vs Everton Team News
Mina, Delph and Gbamin are all ruled out via injury while James and Coleman are rated doubtful. For the home side, Thiago Silva is nearing his return to the side given his thigh injury but most likely wouldn’t feature.
Chelsea possible starting XI:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma; Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi; Mount, Werner, Giroud
Everton possible starting XI:
Pickford; Digne, Keane, Godfrey, Holgate; Gomes, Doucoure, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Chelsea vs Everton Prediction: 1-0
Both sides are heading into this game in the seventh form and given the circumstances n the standings, we expect to see a cagey encounter. However, given their unbeaten run under Tuchel, we expect the Blues to slightly edge their opponents.