Sunday 17 March, kick-off 4.30pm
Goodison Park – Premier League
Chelsea have a chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Arsenal in this Premier League preview. The Blues make up their game in hand on the Gunners, Manchester United and Tottenham as they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Sunday.
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What’s the story with Everton vs Chelsea?
Is Everton vs Chelsea on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? Neither team could break the deadlock as November’s meeting at Stamford Bridge ended goalless.
What are the Everton vs Chelsea odds? Everton are 31/10 in your Premier League predictions, while Chelsea are 10/11 and the draw is 11/4. All of those football betting odds are available with Betfair, who are offering up to £100 in free bets when you open a new account here.
Remember that time…Chelsea won 3-0 at Goodison Park on their way to winning the Premier League in 2017? Pedro, Gary Cahill and WIllian all scored in the last 25 minutes to hand the visitors the three points.
Team news and form
Last six: LLLWDL
Toffees boss Marco Silva has a few injuries at the back heading into these Everton v Chelsea predictions. Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines are both doubts, with Jonjoe Kenny and Lucas Digne set to continue at full-back if the duo don’t make it. Phil Jagielka is out, with Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane looking to keep Yerry Mina out of the starting XI.
Last six: WDWWWD
Gonzalo Higuain missed Chelsea’s game away to Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday with an illness. The Argentine striker is expected to be okay for this weekend’s game though. If not, Olivier Giroud will hope to start after extending his impressive scoring form in the Europa League. Eden Hazard, David Luiz and Jorginho were all given rests in midweek, but will return to the starting line-up.
Everton vs Chelsea prediction, preview and betting tips
While Chelsea only have a short turnaround after their Europa League exertions, this game can’t come soon enough for Everton. The Toffees threw away a win last weekend, and there are few good vibes being picked up around Goodison Park. Maurizio Sarri is looking to take advantage of that in these football predictions, after riding a storm of his own.
Despite leading Newcastle United 2-0 with 25 minutes left at St James’ Park last weekend, Everton somehow conspired to lose. Ayoze Perez scored twice in the last 10 minutes to dish out a painful defeat to the Toffees, who’ve dropped into the bottom half of the Premier League table. Silva’s side start this Everton vs Chelsea prediction after only winning one of their last six fixtures, losing four.
Chelsea meanwhile have been on the up since a trio of demoralising defeats. The Blues shipped 10 goals in losing two away games to Bournemouth and Manchester City, before their reign as FA Cup holders was ended by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Although they lost the Carabao Cup final on penalties to City, that improved performance has brought a revival.
Sarri’s side have won three of their four games since. They did need an injury-time equaliser from Hazard to rescue a point at home to Wolves last weekend, but we fancy the visitors to continue their solid run here. Everton have bumbled their way through this season. They may have held local rivals Liverpool to a goalless draw in their last match at Goodison Park, but the Toffees lack identity and steel.
Chelsea have the upper hand over Everton. The Stamford Bridge outfit are unbeaten in their last six against the Toffees, winning four. Everton have only scored one goal in that run. With that in mind, we’re backing the away team at 10/11 in your Everton vs Chelsea betting tips.
The last two matches between these teams have finished goalless. We’re going against both teams to score predictions in this game too, which is priced at evens with Betfair. Chelsea are 12/5 with the same bookmaker to win to nil. A 2-0 away win would heap the pressure on Silva, and is 9/1 in your football score predictions. If you want football tips with big odds, you can add Hazard as the first scorer for 31/1.
Everton vs Chelsea first goalscorer predictions
Belgium forward Hazard saved the day last weekend, and he should be nice and fresh for this game. He is 9/2 with bet365 to break the deadlock. Giroud meanwhile is 11/2 after his goalscoring exploits in midweek. The Frenchman hit a Europa League hat-trick to take his tally in the competition to nine goals in nine games. As he’s second choice in the league, Giroud could be worth a look at the same price for the last goal of this game. If you fancy an Everton player in the first goalscorer odds, Richarlison is 7/1 after netting his 11th Premier League goal in 28 games last weekend.
Chelsea to win
Chelsea to win to nil
Eden Hazard to score first
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Although he loves the fact that he shares his name with his favourite player of all time, Jon wishes he had half the talent of former Manchester United maestro Paul. Instead, Jon has turned to writing about the game he loves, and is superstitious about never backing his team, United, when it comes to his weekly bets.