Everton vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
Chelsea halted their push for the top-four finish with an unexpected and disappointing home draw to Wolverhampton Wanderers seven days ago at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are three points shy of fourth-placed Arsenal and one point behind 5th-placed Manchester United, bur have a game in hand on them.
However, Maurizio Sarri’s men can’t afford any more slip-ups if they are to keep realistic chances of qualifying for the Champions League football next season.
The Blues will face hard times in an attempt to return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Liverpool to take on Everton in one of the most exciting ties of Matchday at Goodison.
The Toffees can be an unpleasant opposition on their day, especially when they play in their own backyard. Everton held leaders Liverpool to a goalless draw in the previous home fixture in the league.
Everton vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
Chelsea go into this encouraged with a streak of six straight games without a defeat against the Toffees.
The Blues won four in a row before last two H2H encounters offered no goals at all.
Everton were much more successful in head to head outings played at Goodison where they won 39 and lost only 20 of 84 matches against the Blues.
Everton vs Chelsea: Prediction
The clash has a much greater importance for Chelsea as Everton have nowhere to go in remaining eight rounds of the season. Nevertheless, the visitors will have little time to prepare for the match as it is coming just three days after their reverse fixture against Dynamo Kyiv in Europa League last 16 round.
Moving forward, the situation in Chelsea’s dressing room is far from ideal as it’s clear theirs tar man Eden Hazard will leave the team this summer.
On top of this, the Blues lost three and one of past four league matches away from Stamford Bridge. The lone victory came against the likes of Fulham and it was a tough one (1-2 at Craven Cottage).
The value is definitely with Everton who are 4.00 to claim the spoils and 1.90 to avoid a defeat. The Toffees have a much better home record in H2H affairs with Chelsea and we will back them to stay unbeaten here.
Everton vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
Everton or Draw @ 1.90 (9/10)
Everton to win @ 4.00 (3/1).