Chelsea are all set to welcome Everton tonight at Stamford Bridge following their disappointing draw against Sheffield United. The Blues have been very inconsistent throughout the season and stand in 9th with 44 points from 30 league games. 

Everton, on the other hand, are just two points ahead of the relegation zone. They suffered three defeats in a row before returning to the winning track with the match against Burnley on Saturday. Tonight’s match against Chelsea FC is crucial for the Toffees, as a negative result would lead them to fall into the relegation zone again.

Stats & Facts

  • Chelsea have a very strong record against Everton at Stamford Bridge. They have not lost a single league match against the Toffees at Stamford Bridge since 1994.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 28 home games against Everton at Stamford Bridge – their longest unbeaten streak at home against a top-flight club.
  • Although Everton’s records at Stamford Bridge are below average, they have already defeated Chelsea this season at Goodison Park back in December. A win would see them completing the league double over Chelsea FC for the first time since 1979.
  • Chelsea have not suffered a defeat in their last 7 league games. But the Blues have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine matches in the league.
  • Chelsea’s attack has been doing well, but their defense has been a matter of concern. The Blues have scored at least two goals in each of their last seven games across all competition, but they also conceded at least twice in each of those matches.

Team News

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has returned to training and could be involved in today’s game, while Malo Gusto is available to play against the Toffees. But Argentine World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez is still uncertain as he is undergoing medical assessment. If Enzo misses the match, Mykhailo Mudryk will return to the starting XI along with Conor Gallagher. Additionally, Raheem Sterling and Robert Sanchez are in doubt due to illness. 

However, Chelsea will be without Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Levi Colwill, and Lesley Ugochukwu.

As for Everton, they are ready to welcome Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye. Arnaut Danjuma is also available for the selection. But Dele Alli and Lewis Dobbin are still out of the squad due to their respective injury.

Possible Lineup for Chelsea:

Petrovic; Gusto, T Silva, Chalobah, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher; Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk; Jackson

Possible Lineup for Everton:

Pickford; Coleman, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin

Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Everton

Chelsea’s attack has been going well. They should concentrate on their defense. As the home side, it is expected that Chelsea would be dominating from the start. Their home records are also very strong.

On the other hand, Everton have been struggling and suffered three defeats in their last five games in the Premier League. It would be challenging for the Toffees to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Betfair Odds

Chelsea: 1.72

Draw: 4.14

Everton: 4.71

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