With the race for top four intensifying with each passing weekend, Chelsea will be looking to gain an edge over rivals Everton at the Stamford Bridge. The match schedules for 8th March with kickoff at 17:00 GMT.
Chelsea was in-form during the FA fifth round as they edged out Liverpool 2-0. However, Frank Lampard will have to shift his attention to the League with a couple of inconsistent performances. From their past ten matches, the Blues have won only, drew five and lost three games. With a loss to Everton might seal their exit from the top four.
The Blues are struggling to find their form under coach Frank Lampard. However, a mix of results has assured the team of a top-four slot. However, the number of lackluster performances has seen a worrying trend for the squad.
A controversial VAR decision during the weekend denied side Everton of a win over the Red Devils. The decision infuriated coach Ancelotti who received a red card for confronting an official. The heated clash saw a last-minute strike deflected by Maguire enter the net only for the goal to be disallowed.
Will Ancelotti end his big team encounter with a win, or will Frank Lampard manage to pull off another surprising win?
Chelsea vs. Everton Head to Head
Both sides have met on 38 occasions with Chelsea taking home 18 wins while Everton contends with nine wins. Here Is a look at their previous encounters:
Everton 3-1 Chelsea
Everton 2-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 0-0 Everton
Everton 0-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Everton
Everton 0-3 Chelsea
Chelsea 5-0 Everton
Chelsea 3-3 Everton
Chelsea Team News
Young star Gilmour who made his first debut in the FA was impressive in their 2-0 win over Liverpool. With contention in the attacking options, Lampard has a gem in his squad.
There is still a cloud of doubt whether goalkeeper Kepa who has fallen down the pecking order will feature in the clash after a month on the bench. Despite returning to field training, midfielder Ruben Loftus Cheek is yet to feature for the Blues.
Everton Team News
After recovering from a groin injury, winger Theo Walcott started the lineup for the draw against Red Devils and is likely to feature. Andre Gomez is standing out to be a key figure for Ancelotti after a nasty knee surgery.
Prediction and Odds
With several key figures for the Blues out for the clash, Everton has a decent chance of pulling off a win.
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