England Premier League
Sunday 8th March 2020
Kick off at 2pm GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Carlo Ancelotti will return to his former club as the Italian takes his team Everton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. He will be relieved just to be there as the FA played down his red card shown to him at the end of the draw with Manchester United and instead he received a fine.
Chelsea are still in 4th place and have 45 points and with Leicester losing last weekend they are just 5 points from 3rd. Although Manchester United and Wolves are closing in on the Blues and are just 3 points behind them. It has felt like a game of cat and mouse to see which team can go past Chelsea, but no club has managed it just yet with 10 games to go.
Chelsea’s form is average with 1 win in their past five but also just one loss and last weekend they drew 2-2 at Bournemouth. Home form has not been good for the club and one could well argue it has ultimtaley hampered their season. Frank Lampard’s side would be in 10th place based on home form alone. The club have won just 50% of their possible points from home games, which at this level isn’t good enough and have lost 5 games at home.
Everton can feel aggreived to an extent because they were the better team when they lost away to Arsenal and were the better team when they drew at home against Manchester United, so 6 points have gone begging and they ended up with 1. Everton could be on 42 points and challenging Chelsea to 4th place this weekend and instead are in 11th place with 37. But the club cannot feel sorry for themselves, if they continue to play this good, surely results will start to come together.
The club have won 8 points from their last 15 and it’s interesting to note that from the last 10 games Everton would be in 3rd place only behind Liverpool and Manchester City.
Away form is still troubling for the club though, who have won just 3 all season and this is a big game and maybe a big ask for them.
Chelsea: NTammy Abraham is still missing with an ankle injury and isn’t expected back this month. Jorginho is suspended for 2 matches and will miss this game. N’Golo Kante is still out with a muscle injury. Mateo Kovacic is ruled out with an achilles injury. Willian has the same problem and is 50/50 to make the game, he will face a late test
Everton: Seamus Coleman has been ruled out with a thigh injury
Chelsea vs Everton Head to Head:
Everton have won the last 2 league games against Chelsea although these were both at home.
Last season this fixture ended 0-0.
Everton have not beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since 1994.
Chelsea vs Everton Prediction:
Chelsea have not performned well enough at home and looking at their injuries Everton have a great chance to get a rare win here. But is something still holding Everton back? Is it on a psychological level or are the club simply unlucky? They are heading in the right direction with Ancelotti as manager and just looking at the players who could miss this game for Chelsea, it does look like Everton could get something from this game. Everton have been playing some brilliant football lately, and at some point their hard work has to pay off. Dominic Calvert-Lewin also looks good value to score in this game, he's in great form and scored two in Everton's 3-1 home win over Chelsea earlier in the season.
Chelsea vs Everton Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (+0.5 Everton) at 2.00
Anytime goalscorer (Dominic Calvert-Lewin) at 3.10