Chelsea vs Everton
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
The Blues have an absolutely breathtaking record at home against the Toffees. Couple that fact to the desperation of Frank Lampard’s men to keep their fourth spot in the table safe – and we have a favorite this Sunday to the post the three points – Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Everton Match Preview
Lampard’s men were held to a 2-2 draw on the road the last match-day in the league, by Bournemouth. The dropped two points will cost the team come the end of the season, if they do not compensate for it with some good performances in the remaining ten match-days in the PL.
As of now, they are placed fourth in the table, but have several squads under them looking for a chance to replace them from the spot. The Blues will have to be extremely careful from here on, if they hope to compete in the Champions League next time around.
Meanwhile, Ancelotti’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at home, by Manchester United. The match was part of the four-fixture series of the Toffees, against the best teams in the Premier League.
They had taken on Arsenal first (which they lost 3-2, on the road), and after the draw against the Red Devils, now they are once again away from home, against Chelsea.
After this match-up, the team will take on impending champions, Liverpool.
This four-week period could in all probability break the season of the Toffees.
Chelsea vs Everton Head-to-head (h2h)
25 of the former 32 wins had gone to Lampard’s men.
Five of the previous eight clashes saw the Blues keeping clean sheets.
Since 1999, not once have the Toffees won on the road.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men failed to score in five of their prior seven visits to this stadium.
Chelsea vs Everton Prediction
The 2016-17 PL champions have a phenomenal record at home against this opponent. In the span of the past 21 years, they have not lost once in front of the home crowd, against Ancelotti’s men. In the 26 h2h meetings contested here, the hosts won 16, and drew in the remaining 10.
The guests had also conceded 12 goals from the prior five encounters at this venue, while failing to score in five of the previous seven battles at this stadium.
On top of that, the Blues are determined to qualify for the CL, whereas their counterparts seem to be buckling under the pressure of the tough schedule they have been allotted with.
Moreover, the Toffeemen have kept just two clean sheets on the road this whole season – one in the PL (the last August), while the other one came in the EFL Cup (against a team from the lower division, in September). On the contrary, note that Lampard’s men had scored twice or more in nine of their last fourteen games at this venue.
These findings strongly imply that Chelsea are about to deliver a convincing win this Saturday.
Chelsea vs Everton Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 1.80 (4/5).