Everton vs Chelsea : Match Preview & Prediction

Team News

  • Sam Allardyce could name the same XI that started Monday’s 3-1 win over Swansea, with the Everton boss having no fresh injury issues ahead of the welcome of Chelsea.
  • Ramiro Funes Mori, Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman, Maarten Stekelenburg and Leighton Baines are all ruled out for the home side.
  • James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie are both lacking fitness, though the latter will hope to make the bench for the first time in over a year.
  • Alvaro Morata is suspended after his yellow card in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth, but Marcos Alonso returns from a ban of his own and should start.
  • David Luiz is sidelined for the Blues, while Charly Musonda is a doubt with a groin problem.
  • Eden Hazard should lead the attack in Morata’s absence, though Michy Batshuayi is also an option.

Match Facts

Chelsea have won 8 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).

Everton have won their last 4 home matches (Premier League).

Chelsea have won their last 4 matches against Everton in all competitions.

Everton have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches (Premier League).

Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Everton in all competitions.


  • Everton’s form has picked up immensely since Sam Allardyce’s appointment, with the Toffees now unbeaten in five, winning four. They have won their last four home matches, but have lost their last four competitive meetings with Chelsea.
  • The Blues have won eight of their last 10 Premier League games and secured their spot in the next round of the Carabao Cup with a late win over Bournemouth, which should boost morale.
  • A month ago, you’d have backed Chelsea to win this, but Everton should have enough about them to secure a point.

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