Chelsea will be hoping to build up on their 2-1 win at Tottenham when they host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Blues were under tremendous pressure following their opening-day defeat to Burnley, but the win over Spurs at Wembley must have had restored their confidence ahead of the game against the Toffees.
Meanwhile, the Merseysiders have enjoyed a solid start to their season on multiple fronts. They started the league season with a 1-0 win over Stoke City and followed that up with a hard-fought draw at Manchester City. Ronald Koeman’s men have also secured their spot in the main Europa League draw with a 3-1 aggregate win over Croatian side Hajduk Split. One thing bettors should keep in mind is that the Toffees will come into the game on the back of a hectic week and that could prove to be a handicap for them.
Everton started their week with a tough trip to Man City, then they travelled to Croatia for their Europa League tie on Thursday, and they will conclude their week with a trip to West London on Sunday. Besides their hectic schedule, the Toffees will also have to contend against their terrible form at Stamford Bridge.
The Toffees have failed to win in their last 22 league visits to Stamford Bridge, and that is longest winless away run for any side in the league.
Last season, the hosts completed a double over their opponents while scoring eight goals and conceding none. The corresponding fixture ended in a 5-0 win for the eventual league champions.
Chelsea vs Everton – Team News
For the hosts, Gary Cahill is still suspended but midfielder Cesc Fabregas will return from his one-game suspension. Star player Eden Hazard is still a doubt with an ankle injury.
For the visitors, the likes of Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley, James McCarthy, Ramiro Funes Mori and Yannick Bolasie are ruled out with long-term injuries. Morgan Schneiderlin is suspended for the game.
Chelsea vs Everton – Match Facts
The Toffees have won only one of their last 40 trips to Premier League top six sides.
Out of last 12 league games at Stamford Bridge, 11 have seen more than 2.5 goals.
The Toffees have scored in ten out of their last 13 away days in the league.
Chelsea vs Everton – Match odds
We think that this will be a tightly-contested game, but the hosts will come out with three points in the end. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 7/15 at 188bet. A draw is also good value of money at 18/5 odds while an away win can get you up to 31/4.
Chelsea vs Everton – Correct Score odds
A 1-0 home win is the most popular result among bookmakers at the best odds of 11/2. However, we are going for another 2-1 win for Chelsea as our prediction. Bet365 are providing best odds of 17/2 for our betting prediction.
Chelsea vs Everton – Over/Under 2.5 goals odds
As one of our match facts mentions, 11 out of last 12 league games at Stamford Bridge have ended with more than 2.5 goals. For the best odds of 20/21 on our prediction, go to Betvictor.
Chelsea vs Everton – Anytime Goalscorer odds
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is the favourite at 11/10 odds to score anytime in the game. However, in this market, we are going to side with the visitors and back Wayne Rooney as our prediction. The former England skipper has already scored twice for the Toffees and he is good value for money at 37/10 odds at Unibet.