Chelsea welcome Everton sky-high in confidence after beating Liverpool here in midweek, and this should this should make for an exciting spectacle.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Sunday 8th, March
Kick-off: 15:00 pm
Venue: Stamford Bridge
TV Channel: Sky Sports
Chelsea put in unarguably, their best display of the season so far when they bundled Liverpool out of the FA Cup last Tuesday, with Willian and Ross Barkley scoring in the morale-boosting 2-0 victory.
They get yet another chance to stamp their mark on fourth place which they have somehow maintained despite some inconsistences in their last six league games, where they have managed to win just once.
Everton were contentiously denied a victory by the VAR when they drew 1-1 with Manchester United at home last time out, with the technology somehow ruling out a late goal for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
Thus, they are now unbeaten in six of their last seven league games (W3, D3, L1), scoring in all of those games and are surely, a team that have grown in confidence going forward. They are just five points adrift of fifth coming into this one, but have failed to win in any of the 38 games away to the established ‘top-six’ in the Premier League.
They are also winless in their last 27 trips in all competitions to Stamford Bridge since 1994, while you have to go as far back as the 1978/1979 campaign to the last time the Tofees did a league double over Chelsea.
Chelsea have a lengthy injury list now, with Mateo Kovacic and Willian joining with foot injuries against Liverpool.
Jorginho is suspended.
As many as nine first-team players could miss out for the Blues here.
Seamus Coleman came off apparently injured in the first half
of the draw with Manchester United last weekend and is a major doubt here.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Morgan Schneiderlin, Lucas Digne could all miss out.
Head to Head
In 183 competitive meetings, Chelsea have 72 wins to Everton’s 56. 55 games have been drawn.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in eight of Everton’s last ten away league games.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of the last six meetings between these two teams.
Richarlison has scored in each of his side’s previous two wins against Chelsea, with both goals arriving inside the opening ten minutes of the first or second-half.
Chelsea were impressive against Liverpool last time here, and will be keen to build on that FA Cup victory. They have won just two of their last six in all competitions. Chelsea’s last five league games (DDLWD)
Everton were held by United last time out, and still have a tough schedule to contend with, starting from this one. Everton’s last five league games (DWWLD)
This is a game that promises to have some goals, with both teams having showed urgency in the final third in recent games. If they take the truckload of chances that is sure to be on show here, then we can be in for a goal galore.
Backing Both Teams To Score on that front is thus, a good market to take as one of the value bets here, and it is 4/6.
Everton’s Richarlison is 21/10 to score anytime, and we’re tipping him to get among the goals in this one.
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