Chelsea will look to bolster their claims for a top-four finish when they host Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. The visitors have shown steady improvement under Carlo Ancelotti and could move into the top half of the table with a positive result.
Our preview will detail everything you need to know if you’re considering betting on this game. This includes the latest injury and team news, form guide and our best bets from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Everton – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: 8th March 2020
Kick Off Time: 14:00 GMT
Referee in Charge: Kevin Friend
TV Channel / Live Stream: This game is the first installment of Super Sunday on Sky Sports. The match will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD channels. The coverage begins at 1 pm. The broadcast will also be accessible on the SkyGo app.
Chelsea vs Everton – The Form Guide
Everton have won the last two meetings between these sides, including 3-1 earlier in the campaign. Interestingly, Chelsea have taken more points (24) on the road than they have at home this season. As such, backing them at odds-on quotes looks ill-advised, especially given their midweek exploits against Liverpool. The Toffees have out-performed the hosts in the form table across their last eight league games, taking 12 points compared to Chelsea’s 10.
What is the Team News?
Both Willian and Mateo Kovacic were substituted in the 2-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday night with Achilles problems. While the severity of their injuries isn’t known, it seems unlikely they’ll be risked this soon. Lampard’s side looks somewhat threadbare in central midfield with Jorginho suspended and N’Golo Kante still sidelined. Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi also look likely to miss out.
Everton have far fewer injuries concerns. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have a clean bill of health with the exception of Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
Chelsea Predicted Line-Up: Kepa; Zouma, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Barkley, Gilmour, James; Barkley, Mount, Giroud
Everton Predicted Line-Up: Pickford; Baines, Holgate, Keane, Coleman; Sigurdsson, Gomes, Davies, Walcott; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Chelsea vs Everton Latest Odds
The home side are generally 4/5 (1.80) to collect a second win of the week. That price looks somewhat skinny given their inconsistent form, Everton’s recent showings and the injury doubts Lampard is dealing with. An away win is a best price of 18/5 (4.60) which could be of interest to those who can see them doing a league double over the Blues this season. The draw trades at around 11/4 (3.75). Both teams to score last paid out in Everton’s last six consecutive Premier League games.
Chelsea vs Everton Score Prediction
A high-scoring draw could be the way to go in terms of a correct score wager. It’s tough to put too much faith in either side in the match odds given their inconsistent showings of late. However, there could be plenty of action in the final third as neither defence looks especially convincing. A 2-2 draw is 14/1 (15.0) with bet365, a top price that could be worth a small interest.
Chelsea vs Everton Betting Tip
Goals look to be the way to go here. Chelsea’s issues in central midfield should mean the visitors can make progress in the final third. The home side pose plenty of goal-scoring threat themselves, even without Abraham in the line-up. Given Jordan Pickford’s recent form this could end up being something of a shootout. Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score looks overpriced at 23/20 (2.15) with Boylesports.
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Chelsea vs Everton – Frequently Asked Questions
❌ Q. Will Kovacic or Willian be fit for this match?
A. Frank Lampard confirmed both players suffered Achilles injuries against Liverpool midweek. It’s unclear if either will be risked against Everton on Sunday.
🥇 Q. What happened the last time the teams played?
A. Everton emerged from the reverse fixture with a 3-1 win. Richarlison opened the scoring before a double from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
⭐ Q. Is both teams to score a good bet?
A. Yes, BTTS looks a solid selection. Everton games have been good for goal backers recently. It’s won in their last five league matches. The same is true of four of Chelsea’s last five games in the Premier League.