This season is not going well for Chelsea FC. They are likely to miss the next UCL as they are out of the top four. Because of Chelsea’s crises, Graham Potter was on the verge of being sacked.
But three wins in a row released some pressure on Graham Potter. Their impressive comeback in the UCL saw them defeat Borussia Dortmund and qualify for the quarterfinals. Moreover, Chelsea beat Leicester City the last weekend by a 3-1 margin. With 37 points, Chelsea are now in 10th place. However, they have a chance to improve their position at the table. Today, they will host Everton FC at Stamford Bridge.
On the other hand, Everton are also suffering in the league. They lost against Arsenal with a 4-0 margin before having a 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest. In spite of that, the Toffees will go to Stamford Bridge with confidence after winning their last league game against Brentford FC.
Stats and Facts
Chelsea have been brilliant at Stamford Bridge against Everton. They haven’t lost a single game in their last 27 home meetings against the Toffees. But last season, Everton defeated Chelsea in all four meetings at Goodison Park.
Wesley Fofana got a knock during the match against his former club, Leicester City. He was subbed off in the second half. It seemed the France international got a serious injury. According to the medical report, he did not pick up a serious injury and can continue to play.
Anyway, Armando Broja and Thiago Silva are still out of the squad and will likely miss the rest of the season. But N’Golo Kante is trying hard to get back soon. Among the players hoping to return are Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling, Edouard Mendy, and Reece James.
As for the Toffees, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is back after missing a long time due to injury. Everton have no more injury concerns in their squad.
Our Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Everton
As the home team, Chelsea have strong support at Stamford Bridge. Moreover, three straight victories will inspire the Blues to score tonight. Besides, it will be very difficult for Everton to beat Chelsea at their home ground. Their recent form is also not in their favor.