Chelsea has a golden opportunity to regain their crown at the top of the Premier League this weekend. The side travels to Goodison Park to take on Everton. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Blues continue showing consistency since the end of October and are only two points off the summit. Tottenham and Liverpool are not in action till Sunday. Everton seems to be heading in the opposite direction since their wonderful start to the campaign. The side head into the clash while being nine points worse off in ninth place.
Before heading into the October international break, Everton found five points better off than Chelsea, especially with their incredible start to the Premier League campaign with four wins. The side continued to record four losses, two draws, and one win in their last seven, given their narrow 3-2 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
A 1-1 draw to Burnley presents another disappointing result; however, it brought their losing streak of four defeats in five matches to an end. Carlo Ancelotti has lost their last two home matches against Manchester United and Leeds United.
The Blues recovered to register a 3-2 win against Leeds last weekend to extend their unbeaten streak in all competitions to 14 matches with a 1-1 draw to Krasnodar. Frank Lampard rotated the squad in their dead rubber match.
Everton vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have 39 games against each other, with Everton taking home nine wins while Chelsea with 19 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Burnley 1-1 Everton
Everton 0-1 Leeds
Fulham 2-3 Everton
Everton 1-3 Manchester United
Newcastle 2-1 Everton
Chelsea 1-1 FC Krasnodar
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds
Sevilla 0-4 Chelsea
Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham
Rennes 1-2 Chelsea
Everton Team News
Everton will remain without the services of Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman. It means that Alex Iwobi and Tom Davies will have to play out of positions to fill the wing-back positions. Fabian Delph hobbled off their clash with Burnley and remains unavailable ahead of the clash.
Chelsea Team News
Olivier Giroud’s incredible scoring form puts him in contention in the front positions, with Tammy Abraham pushing for a start. Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson Odoi remain injured. There are plenty of positions to fill the wide flank, with Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner available for selection.
Prediction and Odds
Everton has lost two of their last home matches with Chelsea, and we expect the same results this Saturday.
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals: 2H