One of the highly anticipated fixtures in the latest round of Premier League matches takes place this week. Chelsea will be looking to secure their top-four bid at Stamford Bridge as they welcome Everton on Monday with kickoff at 9 pm.
Chelsea is currently fourth on the table, one point clear of fifth-placed Everton, but the Toffees have a game in hand over Thomas Tuchel’s men. Both sides are battling for respective Champions League spots.
Chelsea made their stance for a top-four finish following an impressive 1-0 away win over Liverpool. Mason Mount’s goal proved the only difference for the contest at Anfield. The Blues remain unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel. The German currently boasts of seven wins and three draws for ten matches in charge at London.
Chelsea drew back to back games against Southampton and Manchester United ahead of the trip to Anfield. However, the win at Anfield changes the dynamics who face a top-four battle against Man United, Leicester City, West Ham United and Tottenham.
Carlo Ancelotti picked up three massive points on Thursday evening as a second-half effort from Richarlison handed them a 1-0 win over struggling West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. The win means that the Toffees are on a winning streak in their past three outings without conceding. A game in hand is worthy for Everton heading into the clash.
Chelsea vs Everton Head to Head
Both sides have 36 games against each other, with Chelsea takes home 16 wins while Everton has ten wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 0-0 Man United
Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United
West Brom 0-1 Everton
Everton 1-0 Southampton
Liverpool 0-2 Everton
Everton 1-3 Man City
Everton 0-2 Fulham
Chelsea Team News
A major injury boost for Tuchel is veteran defender Thiago Silva’s return after overcoming a thigh problem. However, the match comes too soon for him hence giving Andrea Christensen the nod. Tammy Abraham is a possible doubt with an ankle problem. Olivier Giroud could return to lead the attacking line.
Everton Team News
Injury woes at the camp include Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and Jean-Phillippe Gbamin. There remain doubts over the availability of Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, James Rodriguez and Robin Olsen. Allan and Sigurdsson might return into the midfield this Monday.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot deny the strive on both sides when it comes to the top four credentials, thus making for an entertaining battle.
Correct Score: 1-1
Goals Under 2.5