Everton vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Everton vs Chelsea in Premier League.
Everton vs Chelsea Match Preview
Everton will look to continue their good run of form under new manager Sam Allardyce as they get ready to derail the top-three hopes of Champions Chelsea. This Everton vs Chelsea Premier League fixture would be played at the Goodison Park on Saturday, December 23, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
Everton have had a dream run of fixtures under Allardyce. It wasn’t long ago that under Ronald Koeman, they were making a slide towards the relegation zone. But, they are now firmly in the top-half after an unbeaten streak of six games. They are currently ninth in the Premier League table (25pts, W7, D4, L7) after 18 games. In the Premier League, over their last eight matches they have lost only once (W5, D2). In their last fixture, they comfortably swatted relegation-threatened Swansea 3-1 after falling behind to a goal. That extended their run of form at home to four consecutive wins. In fact, they are yet to draw a home game in nine Premier League matches this season (W6, L3). They have scored at least two goals each in their last five home games (14 goals, avg. of 2.8 per game).
Chelsea may not be in the title race anymore but that doesn’t make them an easy opponent to face. However, Antonio Conte would rue the fact that the midweek League Cup win over Bournemouth rendered his striker Alvaro Morata unavailable for this Everton vs Chelsea encounter. The Spanish striker picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign and is out of contention. The 1-0 reverse at West Ham was the only loss for Chelsea in their last ten Premier League games (W8, D1, L1). The Blues are currently third in the table (38pts, W12, D2, L4). They have an identical record at home and away (W6, D1, L2)! Their recent wins over Southampton and Swansea (both by 1-0) highlighted the fact that they are way off the form that made them Champions last year!
Everton vs Chelsea H2H
Chelsea dominated this fixture traditionally and have a record of W72, D52, L54. More recently, in their last seven meetings, Chelsea have won four, drawn one, and lost two.
Everton vs Chelsea Team News
There are no fresh injuries for Everton as they continue to miss the long-term absentees.
Chelsea will not have Morata for this fixture (after he picked up his fifth caution of the season) but Marcos Alonso returns from his ban.
Everton vs Chelsea Probable Line-ups
Everton: Pickford (GK), Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Pedra, Willian, Hazard.
Everton vs Chelsea Predictions
The loss of Morata is a slight disappointment for the visitors although they have enough quality to cover up for the absence. There should be goals in this encounter considering the growing confidence of the Toffees. We are expecting over 2.5 goals in this match and a probable bet on Everton draw or win.