Chelsea has already played Everton twice this season. Once in the Premier League and once in the league Cup (Carabaro). In each of the two games, Chelsea scored two goals and won the games 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. Earlier this year (last season) in March, Chelsea beat Everton 2-0 again in the FA Cup.
These sides face each other again before the start of 2018, on the 23rd of December. This time the venue is at Goodison Park. Chelsea has been through ups and downs this season but Everton is having one of their worst spells in top-flight football.
Everton has only quite recently sacked Ronald Koeman and is looking for a new manager. Everton currently stands in the relegation zone in 18th spot with 8 points from 10 games. After all the major summer signings, the club has managed to score only 7 goals and concede 20. 4 out of those 7 goals have been scored by Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea is currently in the 4th position with 19 points from 10 games. Chelsea is already off the pace in the title race and securing a top-4 spot will be Conte’s priority in the Premier League. Chelsea should be trying to replicate last seasons form with a string of victories in October till January.
Everton will still be without key players for this match because of the long-term injuries to Ross Barkley, Coleman, Mori and a few others. Chelsea should have all their players match ready and expect Kante, Hazard and Morata to be in form going into the New Year.
Chelsea will be expected winners of this game. Considering the previous meetings between the sides and on current form, Chelsea will score at least 2 goals while Everton doesn’t look like scoring. The other way this result could pan out is with Chelsea going on a rampage to win 6-1.
Chelsea has won 6 out of the previous 9 encounters between the sides in the League. Bookies and tipsters have favored Chelsea to come out on top by making them heavy favorites. Chelsea is also favorites to score first in the game.
Key Tip: Both teams like scoring late goals (after the 70th minute) when Everton play at home and Chelsea play away.Tags :