The Blues are in the top four whereas the visitors look to challenge them for the 4th spot. Thomas Tuchel’s side are unbeaten in 10 consecutive matches and hope for nothing less than a win!
Whereas, the Toffees are rediscovering their form after a revitalized derby win against Liverpool and then, a narrow win over West Brom.
Chelsea vs Everton Preview:
Both of the clubs have proved themselves against the defending PL champions Liverpool by winning at Anfield. However, this match will be the turning point to fight for the top 4 finish.
Everton would make into 4th place with a win and also enjoying a game in hand. However, it would be a tough contest against the London club.
Chelsea would be looking for revenge after the first leg defeat by 1-0 after a penalty by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
We could witness the battle between two legendary managers and two English internationals against each other – Tammy Abraham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. In the 185 matches played between the two, Chelsea have an upper hand of winning 73 as compared to 58 Everton wins, and the rest 54 matches ended as draws.
Chelsea vs Everton Team News:
Thomas Tuchel has a major boost as Thiago Silva seems to be fit for the fixture. However, it would be a difficult decision to replace the in-form Andreas Christensen. The latter has been brilliant in defence for the Pensioners.
There are a number of injury issues for Carlos Ancelotti’s side. The major issue is the absence of crucial playmaker, James Rodriguez.
Rodriguez has been suffering from a calf injury. Other players on the injury list are Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph, Tom Davies, and Seamus Coleman.
Predicted Line-ups and Score:
Chelsea would be starting with a new-look 3-4-2-1 formation under their coach, Thomas Tuchel.
Carlos Ancelotti would be fielding a similar squad as compared to the match against West Bromwich Albion with a 4-4-2 formation.
We are predicting a professional performance from the London club. Edouard Mendy would be happy with another clean sheet to his club.
We are predicting the score as Chelsea 2-0 Everton.
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